The April Heights Lecture will feature a founding father of The Heights, Prof. Edward C. Smith, speaking on one of our nation's greatest presidents: Abraham Lincoln. Prof. Smith will draw upon his Civil War-era expertise to highlight the role of Frederick Douglas in the metamorphosis of Abraham Lincoln from a small town country lawyer into the great man whose speeches are memorized by school children 150 years later.
Mr. Thompson and Mr. Berthe share with us a proper understanding of a commonly misprioritized activity. Athletics are important, but for reasons that sometimes escape us. Listen to these two Heights teacher-coaches talk about our sons' true love, and how we can do more to help them get the most from their athletic experience at The Heights and beyond.
Few people speak Latin; even fewer speak ancient Greek. Why do we study these languages here at The Heights? Why do we REQUIRE our students to study Latin? Is it out of a quaint fascination with the old and the ancient? Or, are there both practical and noble, servile and liberal, reasons to study not only the languages of the ancients but their texts as well?
It is within the natural context of family life that children are raised and formed as human beings. The parental role in human formation is essential and governed by love, a love which can naturally and optimistically draw forth from children the best that is in them and which finds its fullest expression in the task of educating and guiding them towards what is right and good.
Dr. Matt Mehan and Mr. Tom Longano devote a lecture to the "Arts of Liberty." In this lecture, Dr. Mehan explains what they are and why we need to practice them, and Mr. Longano shares a lecture he delivered at Oxford over the summer about the teaching of the Liberal Arts.
Boys develop a world view and paradigm that informs much of how they see themselves and their obligations to the world around them. This view informs not only their macro view, but also their smaller interactions with day to day situations. What is this view, or moral imagination, why does it matter, and how do we shape it for the good?