"The beginning is the most important part of the work." -- Plato

"The beginning is the most important part of the work." -- Plato

 

Mission & Vision

The mission of the Frederick Classical Charter School is to provide elementary and middle school-aged children in Frederick County with a well-rounded, college-focused instructional program that develops students’ knowledge, reason, and self-expression.

The long-term vision of the Frederick Classical Charter School is to be nationally recognized as a replicable model for providing a traditional, rigorous liberal arts education using well-researched instructional approaches.


Our school avoids educational fads that are based on philosophical beliefs, adhering instead to approaches that are supported by mainstream research.


How We Started

Good things are often born of struggle, and our school is no different.  In late 2009, a group of parents in Frederick County concerned about the emphasis in the public schools began meeting to discuss starting a charter school that would emphasize traditional content that was taught using research-based curricula.  The group continued to meet for the remainder of the year, and then in early 2010, the group announced its intention to create the Frederick Classical Charter School.  The application for the charter school was submitted to the Frederick County Board of Education in the summer of 2010.  After several years of hurdles, in April 2012 the Board of Education approved Frederick Classical Charter School to open in August 2013.  The exhausting years of effort and the many sacrifices made by our founding families inspired our motto--Nil Sine Magno Labore--nothing without great labor.