“Study has been called a prayer to truth.” – A.G. Sertillanges
Polymath Classical Tutorials is an online tutorial service dedicated to providing classically grounded Christian education. We began in 2013, offering a the first year of a projected four-year course in mathematics. Four years later, that course would become Classical Mathematics ONE, our cutting-edge geometry curriculum. Over time, we hope to be able to offer a variety of classically grounded courses & curricula, all of which will be designed to encourage and help students to develop deep interests in all subjects, recognizing that truth is a consistent whole and must be sought to the glory of God.
We live in a hyper-specialized age, in which college students are forced to choose only one or two subjects to pursue in depth, and even grade-school students are taught to think of knowledge as a heap of unrelated subjects. In response, we seek to demonstrate to students that all subjects are interrelated. For instance, students using Classical Mathematics ONE will find themselves not only doing math, but also writing essays and tackling questions about the nature and beauty of human rationality.
Furthermore, we believe that education ought to be, as educator Andrew Kern once put it, the cultivation of wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on the good, the true, and the beautiful. By this definition, Christian education is simply a fulfillment of Solomon’s exhortations to pursue wisdom. Finally, because Christ is Lord of all, all education is, ultimately, an inquiry into the mind of God.
At Polymath, it is our goal to participate in the modern rebirth of classical Christian education by providing the tools to raise renaissance men and women.