Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Best Selling Author Harlan Cohen


New York Times Bestselling Author Harlan Cohen in a Live Event:  Please join us to hear lecturer, writer, nationally syndicated advice columnist Harlan Cohen present to Great Hearts families on the college experience and transitioning to college.  Harlan has helped more than a million students and families make the transition to college from high school more successful.  The event is on Tuesday, November 14th at 7 p.m. at Veritas Prep Academy, 3102 N. 56th St., Phoenix, AZ.  Please register here:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e044dadae2aa6f94-anevening

For more information contact:  Dee-Dee Sanders, Network Director of College Counseling at dsanders@greatheartsamerica.org

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

In a recent article, author Ian Lindquist laments the decline of rational discourse among college and university students, and he points out the necessity of practicing the skill of genuine dialogue at an early age.  This kind of education in the arts of language is precisely what our students receive at North Phoenix Prep!  Over time, we develop a love for words and ideas in the young people entrusted to our care.  More importantly, we cultivate a love for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in their souls.

I have the pleasure of observing this firsthand when I visit our Humane Letters classrooms.  It's always uplifting for me to see our students leaning forward, text in hand, and keenly pursuing wisdom and virtue together.  This activity is consistently friendly, but also candid.  Our students do not shy away from interpretive disagreement, but they also learn to avoid close-mindedness by letting the text be their guide.  Rare though such moments may be in the 21st century, we believe that consistent practice in genuine dialogue is one of the most important gifts that we can give our students.

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold