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Hoplite Radio is back! Ridgeview's Headmaster Mr. Anderson opens up a dialogue with three of our veteran faculty (Mr. Ayers, Mrs. Halseide and Mrs. Mahindroo) about why someone would want to teach at Ridgeview and their own personal experiences in the school's unique environment.By Ridgeview Classical Schools
 
In this, the sixteenth episode of Hoplite Radio, we are joined by Jill Hitchman to discuss how Ridgeview teaches students to read. Mrs. Hitchman is a Ridgeview veteran and is extremely knowledgeable about Riggs—the explicit phonics program that Ridgeview uses in its elementary school. Please join us as we discuss this critical issue in education wi…
 
In this episode, we moved our recording equipment into Room 306 and recorded a discussion of parents discussing an excerpt of R.G. Collingwood’s The Idea of History. Our purpose in doing this was to give listeners a sense of what these discussions are like in the hope that they might find the material and exchanges enticing enough to join us in the…
 
In this episode of Hoplite Radio, Mr. Anderson is joined by Mrs. Jennie Roebuck, a fourth-grade teacher at Ridgeview, and an alumna of the school. She shares her thoughts about how she came to Ridgeview as a student, where she went after graduation, how her experiences at Ridgeview have shaped her impressions of education, and where she is off to n…
 
In this episode, Mr. Anderson converses with Kelly Trosper, longtime Ridgeview parent and board member about his Ridgeview story: what brought him to Ridgeview, what has driven his involvement with the school as a volunteer, and what has kept him here as an enthusiastic parent and supporter.By Ridgeview Classical Schools
 
In this episode of Hoplite Radio, Mr. Anderson sits down and talks with another Ridgeview graduate, Jonathan Karr to discuss the impact of Ridgeview for our alumni years after graduation. As Jonathan prepares to begin his graduate studies at UC Berkley, he reflects on what he gained from Ridgeview and what it has come to mean to him as he has under…
 
In this episode, we consider the impressions of what Ridgeview came to mean to Anders Jorgensen, a recent Ridgeview graduate who had attended Ridgeview since kindergarten. We frequently tell parents that we want for them to think of their enrollment at Ridgeview in terms of a thirteen-year commitment - to treat it as an experience, and not simply a…
 
In this episode, we interview Zak Smith, co-owner of Thunder Beast Arms and owner of Competition Dynamics. Mr. Smith is a parent of two Ridgeview students who has provided tremendous support for our outdoor programs and adventures with students. We explore what these adventures contribute to a classical education, and in particular, the importance …
 
The music program at Ridgeview has often dominated the lives of our students and parents. From the concerts to the musicals and madrigal performances, music has been an important part of the Ridgeview experience. Mr. Anderson and Ridgeview’s new music director, Mr. Ben Geier, converse about the place of music in a classical education in this episod…
 
In this episode, we talk with Domenic Carpine, Ridgeview’s Assistant Principal, and an employee of the school from its inception. We discuss the school’s culture, its disciplinary practices, and much else. Mr. Carpine also talks through how he first heard about Ridgeview as a parent, which will be of interest to those considering joining us at Ridg…
 
In Episode 2, Mr. Anderson, Principal of Ridgeview Classical Schools, and Mr. Herndon, a veteran history teacher at the school, examine what distinguishes the teaching of history at Ridgeview. They discuss the contingency of human experience, the intentionality of using primary sources, the role of will and circumstance in historical events, Americ…
 
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