Bannister’s educational program is patterned after the classical educational program called the Trivium. A classical education is a three-part process of training the mind.

Paideia is a set of beliefs about education including active and rigorous teaching methods Paideia is a holistic approach to life-long learning with roots in ancient Greece. 

The study of Latin teaches students how to think critically and analytically, and how to handle concepts with ease. 


K-12 Education lays down the cornerstones for fundamental language and critical thinking skills.


Concern for student development and well-being in a complex society
has been the focus of the Student Support Service. This concern has intensified as
society has become even more complex.

Students must come to terms with their goals, values, abilities,
aptitudes and interests so they can continue to progress socially,
educationally and occupationally.

Every child is capable of reaching his or her full human potential.

Any child who demonstrates a disposition to learn has the aptitude to realize the promise of his or her individual gifts. Bannister Academy’s learning environment promotes diversity in ideas, beliefs and perspectives.

Education is a personal responsibility of both home and school.

Learning is never limited to the school environment, and thus, parents share the role of Bannister Academy and its teachers in providing the learner a holistic education.

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Classical education is a foundation of integral development.

A well-trained mind is the distinctive outcome of a child’s classical education at Bannister Academy, which is the cornerstone of his or her life-long journey to self-actualization.

Every teacher is a character educator.

A teacher in Bannister Academy believes that he or she has the moral responsibility to educate character — helping students achieve not only excellence in academics, but also excellence in personality and disposition.

The school is the focal point of the community; its end should constantly be the good of the society where it belongs.

Bannister Academy is only the child’s first foray into society, and from there they gain an understanding and an appreciation of the good that they are capable of contributing to the world at large.

A well-trained mind is what Susan Wise Bauer described as the fruit of a good education.
A person with a well-trained mind can tackle difficult subjects, learn on his own, understand and structure logical statements,
and finally, communicate thought from one mind to another.