Parent Formation 2016-2017

An Education in the Western Way for Adults

 Why should the boys have all the fun? The 2016-2017 Adventures in Learning Series consists of three dynamic presentations speci cally designed for Western Academy parents to help them grow in hope, daring, wisdom, and contemplation, the signature virtues of a liberal arts education at Western Academy.

The events will be held on Thursday evenings (unless otherwise noted), in the Great Room beginning at 8:00 p.m. with refreshments served. Attend one or attend them all! We are looking forward to seeing you. R.S.V.P. to Mrs. Nadine Heffernan at or online.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Mitchell Thomas
Walker Percy's Lost in the Cosmos: Where Philosophy and Literature Meet to Diagnose the Modern Disease

Previous Adventures In Learning

October 15, 2015 — Patrick Miggins
The Short Story: The Enchantment of Luminous, Pithy Prose - Audio Recordings Available

September 24, 2015 — Jason Hebert
“What are the Liberal Arts?” - Audio Recordings Available

November 12, 2015 — John Creech
“Philosophy: An Everyman's Guide to Happiness”

December 10, 2015 — Fr. Frank Vera
Understanding and Realizing Our Freedom

January 14, 2016 — Alex Hoff
The Liberating Effects of Theater Arts

February 18, 2016 — John Rocha
History: a Lens and Narrative of Reality

March 10, 2016 — Isaac Block
Mathematics within a Liberal Education

April 14, 2016 — Christopher Carroll
“Guiding Your Son in the Liberal Arts and Beyond” - Audio Recordings Available