Mission & Beliefs

Our mission is to provide highly-motivated and self-directed students in Utah with a classical education so they can become principled leaders.

Through classical education, we prepare highly-motivated, self-directed Utah students to become principled leaders. That is our mission.

Our mission grows out of our firm belief in our students’ amazing potentials. Our learning model, our methodology, and our course work reflect our commitment to Utah’s students.

We expect our students to be excited about learning. We believe they are motivated to make meaningful investments of time and energy in their educations. We do not use grades to coerce them to work hard. We believe that a powerful education is its own reward.

We believe our students can control their own educations. They have the right to take command of their own futures. They also have the capacity to shoulder those responsibilities. We provide excellent mentors to guide and empower our students. We expect parents to provide leadership and support to them as well.

If the future is to be brighter than the past, we believe our students must deeply comprehend the most powerful ideas in history. These ideas, recorded in classic literature, are transformative writings that have shaped mankind’s thinking over the centuries. We inspire our students to master those writings. As they become familiar with the universal truths discovered by the greatest thinkers, writers, artists, innovators, and statesmen of history, we believe our students will transcend time, place, and culture to adopt those truths and stand as equals among those great leaders.

We believe great leadership has power. We identify leaders as those who live their lives by principles rather than allowing themselves to be dominated by fads, passions, and sophistry. To train our students to become such leaders, we foster within them a love of truth, an ability to think critically, and the will to transcend their environments.

Leadership Academy of Utah does not affiliate with or support any church, faith, or religion. Rather, we challenge students to explore their own beliefs and to discover the ethics and moral responsibilities associated with being human.