We want students to know and comprehend much and express themselves with facility and style. Even more, our hope is for students to desire and pursue grace, hope, and love in all of life. Todd Wedel, Academic Dean
Lyceum days are for traditional model students in the dialectic and rhetoric schools. The Academy's Lyceum seeks to embody Truth, Beauty and Goodness through prayer, practice, and praise.
Prayer forms the foundation of all we do at The Academy on both Core and Lyceum Days. We thus begin each day, shaping and aiming out students' hearts toward Him through whom all things hold together. Lyceum Days afford us time to further this commitment to the lex orandi, time to offer thanks during Mid-Day Prayer and a final time of praise and thanksgiving together at Evensong. We include prayers from the past, present, and all corners of the Christian world. These times of prayer and thanksgiving include short lessons of saints and heroes of faith from all traditions within Christianity, encouraging a rich spiritual life deeply rooted in wisdom of the church.
Far from being a study hall, Lyceum Days serve our traditional 5-day students by continuing instruction from teachers, as well as a variety of exclusive opportunities including outside lectures and speakers. Material introduced on Core Days is reviewed and applied on Lyceum Days. This manner of instruction occurs in all good classrooms. New material is introduced and students are then invited to explore its depths and implications in subsequent days. Good teachers allow for students to integrate new material into previous material prior to moving on to new material. Excellent pedagogy requires that students be given the time to meditate on and immerse themselves in a mathematical concept or work of literature before building on it. Lyceum Days afford just such time and occasion for deeper interaction with and reflection on material from Core Days.
The kingdom orientation of The Academy compels us to seek an outward expression of the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness learned within our curriculum. But our curriculum is not exhausted by what may be expressed in our classrooms. We thus envision Lyceum Days as offering students the opportunity to work outside the walls of the school and to participate in the wider community. This helps students avoid becoming insular and missing opportunities to love our communities well.
The Academy's Lyceum is a unique (but not new) offering and an adventure into deep and meaningful engagement and understanding of God's truth. We offer Lyceum Days in the hopes that these days provide further opportunity to love the True, the Good, and the Beautiful for the benefit of man and the Glory of Jesus Christ.
Dr. David Anderson, Associate Professor of English, University of Oklahoma
Dr. Reynaldo Elugardo, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma
Brett Farley, CEO Farley Enterprises
Ann Fleener, Director of Education, Myriad Gardens
Dr. Neal Judisch, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma
Emilee Little, Education Director, New Land Academy
Dr. Carl Mosser, Visiting Scholar, University of Notre Dame
Mr. Chris Rosser, Theological Librarian, Oklahoma Christian University
Dr. Mark Silcox, Professor of Philosophy, University of Central Oklahoma
Mac Stewart, Curate, All Souls' Episcopal Church