An educated person is one who understands himself, the world around him, and the cultural and historical context in which he finds himself. One of the key elements of a classical curriculum is that all subjects are presented with a keen awareness of their historical context. In this way the student comes to an appreciation of the way in which all knowledge is interrelated, that every discovery, every innovation, depends on the long historical “conversation” that preceded it.
“History doesn't repeat itself
but it often rhymes.”
Quote attributed to Mark Twain
History is not a mere curious interest in the past. It teaches us about the human condition, both noble and ignoble. We study history because we believe there are important lessons to learn from the past. The students of Holy Child Catholic School will be well equipped to think through the challenges of the present precisely because they will have received an education which is so insistent on the importance of the past.