It started as an observation. Across the country, there are public charter schools that offer a classical education collaborating with Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative. Demand is high and students are succeeding. Yet, in our Live Free or Die state and in New England, there is no such option. So, a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals with a shared passion for classical education came together to start a school.
In January 2021, we formed a founding board and started the work. We visited thriving public charter schools and obtained advice from their leaders. We talked with parents and community members. We wrote and revised our charter application. We found a first-rate building in Peterborough. We named the school. We hired an Executive Director and Principal. We joyfully donated to this entrepreneurial, educational venture.
And now, Lionheart Classical Academy has received its charter authorization from the NH State Board of Education and will open for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Join us in this inspiring work to bring this high-performing, classical educational model to NH families.
- Monadnock Freedom to Learn Coalition
The academy's mission is to develop the minds and improve the hearts of our students through a classical, content-rich liberal arts education that supports academic achievement, virtuous living, and responsible citizenship.
The academy’s vision is to be a nationally regarded K-12 classical school and serve as a local, regional, and national leader
for the growth and promotion of a content-rich, knowledge-based curriculum for students.
To help achieve our mission and vision, we will emphasize the following virtues with our students:
compassion, courage, gratitude, humility, integrity,
perseverance, respect, responsibility, and service.
We strive to graduate students who are virtuous, are highly literate, can communicate effectively, possess cultural literacy, are prepared to continue academic achievement, and are ready to become active and productive members of American society.
We are an exciting, new public chartered K-12 school in Peterborough, New Hampshire. Every donation helps us reach our goals! Thank you for your consideration!
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Interested in joining our teaching team? We'd like to hear from you!
Please fill out the form below and upload your resume or curriculum vitae as well as a cover letter that includes, 1) how you heard about Lionheart, 2) your educational philosophy and how it aligns with the classical approach, and 3) what position(s) you are interested in and why you are a strong candidate.