San Diego Classical Christian Education

Our son, Gideon, is now 2 1/2. Even before Gideon was born my wife and I have discussed Classical Christian Education. The debate has been one of responsible education of our (hopefully many) children, the missional opportunity of public/private school as well raising them with a Christian worldview. Many of you have children, what are your education plans for them?

Some links on Classical Christian Education:
Classical Christian Education History
Classical Christian Education Links Resource
Free Online Classical Christian Education
Escondido Classical Christian Tutorial Service

There is a group of people we have found in San Diego that want to do this collectively (with some already doing it in their homes). We’d love to start a co-op.

  • Joe Thorn

    September 6, 2005, 9:13 pm


    We have two children and are now in the process of adopting a baby from China. Our plans have been classical Christian education at home, though that may develop into something more collective. Our oldest, Katherine, is four, Elias is 1 1/2. The child we adopt will be just under one year old. We’ll play it one year at a time, but we have read and prayed a lot, and spoke with other families who have done the same. One of the families at our church (7 kids) has done this and we are resourcing them as well.

  • D. Goodmanson

    September 6, 2005, 10:10 pm

    Cool Joe. My wife and I are adopting right now as well. Sounds like we’ll have to share notes as we get to that point of education. A couple families are home schooling now, and a Classical Christian teacher (from the East Coast) just moved here and wants to start a school in San Diego.

  • Joe Thorn

    September 7, 2005, 7:51 pm

    Unfortunately, we don’t have a Classical Christian School near us – that would be our first option. God bless on the adoption man! Where are you at in the process?

  • Dsnyd

    September 13, 2005, 9:59 pm

    I heard about Classical Educatoin from my current Pastor who used to teach at a Classical school in Florida. Is the Classical Christian Education you guys are talking about also using the Trivium? When I heard about this style of teaching/learning it makes so much sense and I really began wondering why everyone is not taught this way. After struggling through the typical US education system as a kid I really do not want that for my children. Other than Home Schooling are there any Classical options in San Diego at this time? My wife and I have a little one due in Dec. so I guess it is never too early to prepare for this stuff.

  • Joe Thorn

    September 15, 2005, 9:21 pm

    Yeah man, that’s the trivium is the Classical model.

  • Tim

    October 10, 2005, 10:51 pm

    Dear Mr. Goodmason,

    I ran across you blog here while looking for sites on classical education in San Diego. I’m familiar with ETS, but was wondering if you’ve come across any more formal arrangments?

    Best regards,

  • Jessica Garcia

    January 22, 2007, 6:27 pm

    Any progress on a co-op or school for christian classical education. Currently we homeschool two children, ages 6 and 9, with a desire for a classical education. I’m not certain how well we’re doing, but it would be nice to find some other like minded individuals. Our resources are very limited in SD with the exception of Fritz’s classes in Escondido. I live next to the Mexico border, so I’d really like something a bit more central.

  • E Richards

    February 8, 2009, 11:56 am

    The only school in San Diego that I have heard of that practices this model is the Cambridge School. I was looking for more options and info about this style of education, but this is as far as my search has brought me.

  • Phoebe

    March 10, 2009, 11:59 pm

    Hi, Drew, We moved from Texas 2 yrs ago to Temecula. Our boys attended a Classical Christian school back in Texas. We have placed them in one of christian school in Temecula. I’m praying hard to have them for homeschool in next school year. I need some connection for Classical Christian homeschool group. Would you mind to help? Thank you.

  • Erick Cobb

    March 12, 2009, 5:48 pm

    Robin Calvi who owns Confirmo Bookstore ( in Murrieta would be a great contact to find a Classical Christian homeschooling.

  • Melissa Grant

    April 24, 2009, 4:12 pm

    There has been a co-op started using the classical education model. Let me know if you are interested I can send out more info.

    • Tammie Reese

      February 20, 2012, 8:09 pm

      We may be moving to SanDiego this summer. My daughter is currently in a classical teaching program called PEP. Does SanDiego have any Classical co-ops or tutor programs for middle school and high school, she will be going into the 8th grade.

  • Lorraine

    May 7, 2009, 8:58 pm

    I am interested in the classical co-op. Where is it located, I live in San Diego.

  • Phoebe

    July 24, 2009, 1:58 pm

    Erick, thank you very much for your information. I need to find out how to link with this link so I can get updated information for this forum.
    I’m interested in classical co-op. Please let me know if it is really happened. We are in Temecula.
    Thanks everyone.

  • Jenny

    October 7, 2011, 9:51 am

    Hi All,
    I highly recommend the example of SLO (San Luis Obispo) Classical Academy. It is a combination of classroom and at-home instruction. They include plenty of parent involvement and they keep the cost down. They have been very successful and are a great model for your ideas.

  • Lyn

    January 12, 2012, 9:37 am

    We may move to the San Diego area and I’m interested in continuing my children’s classical, Christian education there. Have any of you considered looking into Classical Conversations? It’s a classical, Christian-based homeschool program (although not a co-op) that we have enjoyed here in the midwest. I think there are a couple of San Diego area CC groups.

    • Tammie Reese

      February 20, 2012, 8:20 pm

      Did you find anything for classical teaching? We may be moving to SanDiego this summer. My daughter is currently in a classical teaching program called PEP. Does SanDiego have any Classical co-ops or tutor programs for middle school and high school, she will be going into the 8th grade.

  • Tammie Reese

    February 16, 2012, 10:46 pm

    I am also looking for a classical co-op for my daughter. We might be moving to San Diego, she will be going into the 8th grade.