Wittenberg Academy: Classical Lutheran High School for the World

Introducing Wittenberg Academy – the world’s first online, Lutheran High School in the classical tradition: www.wittenbergacademy.org. Listen to an interview with Head Teacher Mrs. Jocelyn Benson and Latin and Greek teacher Rev. H. R. Curtis on Issues, Etc., Monday, May 28, from 3-4pm. Or download the podcast after that time.


Ever since the Saxon immigration to these shores, the Lutheran Church has thrived via education. “Free” government schools were the creation of the Puritans of Massachusetts and from the beginning the German Lutherans were wary of them. Things are no better today when a radical secular agenda is the spirit of the age in government education. The Lutheran parish school is the best bulwark the Church can erect against this spirit which is not of our Spirit. If you have a Lutheran parish school in your area, you should support it. If you don’t have a Lutheran parish school in your area, then homeschooling is another option to explore if at all possible.

But what about high school? Lutheran high schools exist, but they are relatively few and far between. And many homeschooling families are nervous about teaching the core subject areas at the high school level. Wittenberg Academy exists both to fill this void and to supplement what local Lutheran High Schools can offer.

If your homeschooling family includes high school aged students, or you want to offer classes in theology, Latin, Logic, etc., that your local high school can’t offer – then you need to check out Wittenberg Academy. Registration is now open at www.wittenbergacademy.org and on Monday you can listen to the Issues, Etc. interview (either live or via podcast) with Head Teacher, Mrs. Benson, and Latin and Greek teacher, Rev. H. R. Curtis.


Wittenberg Academy: Classical Lutheran High School for the World — 5 Comments

  1. Good timing. We have a family pulling their kids from public school and will be homeschooling them this next year. One is at the high school level. They are also sold on classical education. I will pass this along to them. Such a site will be invaluable to them, especially being new at homeschooling, though they are preparing themselves.

    At the same time we are sending two members for Classical Teacher Training at the Logos School in Moscow, ID. We plan to redesign our Sunday School teaching model and curriculum to classical that involves the whole family. We have had requests for teaching beginning Greek to kids and parents which we will be doing for our FBS (Family Bible School … no more VBS).

    We also hope to design a new classical school model for smaller congregations and associations. Your website may help to facilitate and provide affordable class options toward that end.


    J. Gier

  2. Excellent! I’m sure Wittenberg Academy will be a great resource for that family. And Greek I registration is open now (as are all the rest of the classes we are offering in Michaelmas term).

    I’d love to see what you guys come up with for a classically modeled Sunday School.


  3. You guys should raise a couple million and make it a boarding school haha. Seriously though.

  4. I’ve heard too many stories about the unglory days of the LCMS boarding schools in the mid-20th century to get excited about that. . . So we’ll probably stick to the Internet for now 🙂


  5. Just what our family has been hoping for! We have been homeschooling for several years now, and Wittenberg Academy sounds like the perfect opportunity to continue through high school.

    “It takes a village to raise a child?” I’ve seen the village (ie government schools) and I don’t want it raising my child! Hooray for Wittenberg Academy and classical education and solid Lutheran doctrine.

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