Teacher Nikki and Teacher Nick discuss the academic life Bannister Academy is aiming for its students. Bannister Academy’s mission is to build Renaissance men and women in this modern world. And so, we try to follow the Paideia program, an engaging and challenging academic program. This consists of three parts—the didactic approach, the coaching portion, and the seminar part. In the didactic approach, students learn facts and information provided by the teacher. In the coaching portion, students try to analyze these information and their newfound skills. And in the seminar part, students engage in an intellectual discussion with each other. Bannister Academy believes that through these three pillars of teaching, students will have an academic life that can help them as they grow in the modern world.