Taking young minds seriously

Mr. Philip Schaffer

Mr. Schaffer’s hometown is Greenwich, Ohio, and after spending time in Arizona he is thrilled to be returning to his home state.  A graduate of Ashland University and its prestigious Ashbrook Scholars Program, Mr. Schaffer has taught not only Latin but also Ancient Literature, Logic, Rhetoric, American History, American Literature, and Composition at classical schools in Ohio and Arizona.

“Mr. Schaffer has a pleasant disposition that will endear him to his students as they tackle a very difficult discipline, Latin.  He will expertly lead them through the language that is the foundation of English and the Romance Languages thereby helping them master our native tongue and in the process enjoy an ‘odyssey’ of their own,” said Headmaster Rutherford.

Mr. Schaffer’s enthusiasm for teaching at a classical school is evident in his passion for the liberal arts.  “I believe that classical education is the best tool to fully form a young person because a classical education cultivates the entire young person by teaching them to think and conduct themselves as free men. The classical model’s focus on cultivating both intellect and virtue makes it a perfect model for students in any age. ” said Mr. Schaffer.