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In its first year, Fargo Capstone Classical Academy promotes “Wisdom and Virtue”



Fargo, North Dakota – The headmaster of Capstone Classical Academy, Paul Fisher, claims that the school cultivates in its students “virtue and wisdom” as well as “human flourishing.” Instead of describing education as a typical learning process, the headmaster compared it to “molding minds and souls.”

“At Capstone, our mission to cultivate wisdom and virtue in a joyful pursuit of truth, goodness, and beauty, particularly as exemplified in the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, animates, inspires, and empowers us every day. We see ourselves as stewards of a great and sacred trust given solemnly to us by parents like you, whose deep hope is that their children may live abundant lives to the glory of God, ” Fisher wrote in a statement on the academy’s website.

In response to issues other school districts in the area are having, Fisher claims that they are generally succeeding in handling them. The Headmaster claims that his academy specifically “brings a second wind” to previously burned-out or disgruntled teachers when it comes to recruiting educators. He claims that openings are frequently filled right away. According to Fisher, everyone has some level of experience.

“I think this year our least experienced teacher had maybe seven years. I had one who was a seasoned home-school teacher; its her first traditional classroom experience, but not a rookie. We’ve been blessed to have a veteran staff, which makes it so that we may be a new school but we’re not a new school,” said Fisher.

The academy intends to open a new facility in the near future. After the winter melts and the ground is sufficiently dry, they want to start construction on 18 acres of land in the Fargo area at 64th Ave S and 43rd St S in the spring. Additionally, they’ll keep growing their class and grade sizes. They currently teach pupils in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade, and they will advance one grade a year until graduation.

“They’ll be 7th graders next year and we’ll graduate those rascals in 2029, ” said Fisher.