Dale Ahlquist on Teaching Students Happiness

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On this episode of Anchored, Jeremy is joined by Dale Ahlquist, President of the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Dale discusses becoming a fan of Chesterton through other writers such as C.S Lewis, and how Chesterton’s artistic way of weaving different subject matters made him unique. He also discusses his journey of co-founding the original Chesterton Academy, which ultimately became a network of more than 60 schools and counting, drawing on the Chesterton Academy curriculum and approach. Dale explains that his vision for Chesterton Academy was to give students the kind of education that he wishes he had. Dale emphasizes the importance of creating complete thinkers through classical education, adding that, “Classical teaching is teaching happiness.”

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