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Wes Callihan

Wes Callihan

about the teacher

Wes Callihan grew up on a farm in Idaho and earned a BA in history from the University of Idaho in 1983. He has been teaching for over 35 years. He has taught at Logos School and New Saint Andrews College, both in Moscow, Idaho, as well as Veritas Academy in Lancaster, PA. Wes is the founder of Schola Classical Tutorials, where he teaches online classes in the great books and other classical subjects. He is the primary instructor in the Old Western Culture series by Roman Roads Press. Wes and his wife Dani have been married for forty years and have six married children and 15 grandchildren. He enjoys reading travel books, smoking beef and pork, listening to the blues, and working with his father on their farm.

Statement of Faith

I teach explicitly as a Christian and in the light of the historic, universal Christian faith. I affirm the Nicene Creed as a faithful summary of the Christian faith and the necessity of Christian unity and love in the bond of peace as expressed in Galations 5:22-23 and throughout I John. The only spiritual requirements of the students are a good attitude, a willingness to learn, and a …

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Publications

Old Western Culture
A Christian Approach to the Great Books
Old Western Culture guides high school students (and beyond) through the great books of Western civilization, from the epics of Homer to the novels of the early modern period.
Classical Education and the Homeschool
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This collection of essays by Douglas Wilson, Douglas Jones, and Wesley Callihan gives both a hearty defense of classical education, as well as descriptions of what it should look like on the ground.
On Duties
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On Duties, by Marcus Tullius Cicero, with a new introduction by Wes Callihan
Homer's Iliad
forthcoming from Roman Roads Press
A new rendition of Homer's Iliad by Wes Callihan. Slated for released late 2020.

Education

B.A.
1983
History