(Fargo, ND) -- Today is the first day of school for 116 students at the new Capstone Classical Academy in Fargo. Headmaster Paul Fisher described what he believes makes the school different.
"We've decided and classical approaches are committed to open dialogue and good civil discourse and critical thinking, helping students to become great communicators and citizens and we value diversity of ideas." said Fisher.
The school currently operates out of two locations on 25th Street South in Fargo, with plans to build a permanent school campus on 18 acres at the corner of 43rd Street and 64th Avenue South. The school is affiliated with Hillsdale College, and is based on a classical Greek approach to education, with an emphasis on rhetoric, communication skills, and critical thinking.
Fisher says the school has "good funding" for financial aid, and says all families that applied for assistance this year are receiving scholarships. Fisher calls Capstone a "school for everybody".