When you choose to send your child to Great Hearts Irving, you choose to place your trust in our teachers, our school, and our vision of classical, liberal arts education. We are deeply honored by your trust. It is that very trust upon which our partnership is based and that makes certain demands on both of us as we work together to provide an education oriented toward the whole person—mind, heart, body, and soul.

Cultivating young persons who strive not just for intellectual excellence, but moral and physical excellence as well, is no small task, and it is only in partnership that it can be accomplished. Our teachers and administrators work diligently to provide the best possible education we can. In return, parents are expected to commit to supporting our work every step of the way and educating themselves about the classical, liberal arts education we provide and how they can support it best at home. These pages contained under our new Parent Education heading are designed to help you do just that.

Core Purpose and Values

Core Purpose and Values

Great Hearts' reason for existence is summed up in its Core Purpose statement. Our Core Values are the qualities that Great Hearts prizes most highly in our teachers and staff. They are also the qualities that, above all others, we seek constantly to nourish in our selves, our students, and our community.

Why We Exist
Philosophical Pillars

Philosophical Pillars

Any educational practice rightly flows out of certain philosophical assumptions about the world and the human person. Learn more about the philosophical assertions that underpin a Great Hearts classical, liberal arts education.

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The Six Loves

The Six Loves

The Virtues, The Western Tradition, Human Dignity and Freedom, Philosophical Realism, Conversation and Community, and Humility. Above all else, these serve as the guiding lights of a Great Hearts academy.

Read About the Six Loves
School Motto

School Motto

Great Hearts Irving's school motto—a quote from Socrates—succinctly encapsulates everything we believe about education at the primary and secondary levels.

Our Motto
Curriculum

Curriculum

We believe that the world is ordered and knowable and that the human intellect, while imperfect, can attain knowledge of reality through reason, hard work, and a coherent program of study. We believe that true education (as the formation of the soul) is a matter of development over time and within a stable community. In short, we give our students individualized attention, but within a common, compulsory, one-track curriculum.

Our Program of Study
Parent Education Events

Parent Education Events

Throughout the year, we will be hosting a number of events designed to give you, our parents, a better understanding of what we believe about education, how we live out the vision every day, and why.

Event Information
Pop Culture

Pop Culture

One of the things that makes a Great Hearts academy unique is asking our students to leave references to popular culture outside our building and focus on more permanent things during the school day.

Why No Pop Culture?
Family Handbooks

Family Handbooks

Our Family Handbooks are the most comprehensive statement of Great Hearts' philosophy and policies. We encourage all parents to read through the handbook for your child’s campus.

Read Our Handbooks
Field Trips

Field Trips

In-school field trips and grade-level curricular celebrations form an integral part of our school culture at Great Hearts Irving.

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