The Philosophy Day School was founded in 1994 by parents who wanted their children to have the finest education possible combined with the benefits they themselves were experiencing as students of The School of Practical Philosophy. (www.philosophyworks.org)
It finds its genesis in the Ark Nursery and Kindergarten established in 1975 and expanded into the Abraham Lincoln School in 1994.
Philosophy Day School, our new name, more clearly acknowledges the principles and origins of the school and its connection to the adult study program of The School of Practical Philosophy.
The core philosophical tenets of the School of Practical Philosophy are: discover the ultimate divinity of the human soul; appreciate the ‘unity in diversity’ and recognize that self-knowledge is the ultimate purpose of a human life.
Schools in this tradition include that of Hermes Trismegistus in ancient Egypt, Plato’s Academy in Athens, Marsilio Ficino’s Renaissance Academy in Florence and the American transcendental movement inspired by Ralph Waldo Emerson in the United States.
The aim is to offer students the inspiration and systematic guidance needed to enjoy fuller, richer and more productive lives; to evolve the essential aspect of their beings; and to serve society to the best of their abilities.