Mr. Jason Poarch Named Head of School

Jason Poarch

We are delighted to name Mr. Jason Poarch the inaugural Head of School of Tulsa Classical Academy. Mr. Poarch comes to Tulsa Classical Academy from Dallas-Fort Worth where he was previously the Headmaster at Founders Classical Academy–Frisco and El Paso Classical Academy. Prior to that, he taught at Founders Classical Academy–Lewisville which was the first Barney Charter […]

Thank YOU!

Thank you! 200 thousand dollars

What an exciting way to ring in the New Year!  Your generous and faithful support helped us reach our $200,000 goal! The success of this campaign allows us to move forward with confidence as we work to open Tulsa ClassicalAcademy in 2023. We are incredibly grateful and could not be more encouraged as we start the […]

Help Us Fund the Gap

Help us fund the gap. facility expenses, staff salaries and benefits, legal administrative and marketing expenses

Help us STAND IN THE GAP to make tuition-free classical education available in Oklahoma! As 2021 comes to an end, we want to take a moment to thank you for all your kindness and support. To this day, we have over 700 intent to enroll forms representing over 400 families. We take heart in knowing […]


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We are heartbroken to announce that due to circumstances beyond our control, Tulsa Classical Academy will now open in the fall of 2023 instead of the fall of 2022 as originally planned. We know that this one-year delay is extremely disappointing to the 400 families and 700 students who were excited to apply to Tulsa […]

Head of School Hired, Enrollment & Facility Update

Important update! HEad of school hired. Final stage of starter facility decision-making process, open enrollment scheduled to start on December 1st

We are excited to announce that after a ten-month nationwide search we have hired our Head of School! We look forward to introducing this experienced classical educator and leader to you soon. We are also happy to report that we are in the final stages of selecting our starter location. This search has proven long […]

Now Hiring an Operations Manager

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Tulsa Classical Academy is seeking an Operations Manager to help launch the first classical charter school in Oklahoma. Tulsa Classical Academy is currently working through the startup process with the Barney Charter School Initiative (BCSI) of Hillsdale College and intends to pursue a long-term relationship and use the Hillsdale K-12 curriculum. Candidates should, therefore, be […]

It’s the Families

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The first year of this endeavor was focused on organizing the non-profit and writing documents (BCSI application, charter application, grant application, policy documents). This is an important and required part of the process, but ultimately it isn’t necessarily the fun part. Once it is complete, however, the next stage is absolutely wonderful because it means […]

The Tree

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As we’ve met with families throughout the Tulsa metro area at in-home Parent Coffees we’ve received many wonderful questions about the school. Where is it going to be located? How many students will be enrolled in the first year? How will you support varied learning differences? These, like the questions we have listed on the FAQ, are wonderful […]

History of the Barney Charter School Initiative -Treasure Valley Classical Academy

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Today we move from Golden View Classical Academy in Colorado to rural Idaho where Treasure Valley Classical Academy is located. Treasure Valley Classical Academy opened in 2019 in Fruitland, ID, a city of only 5,500 people. Initially offering K-6, Treasure Valley is one of two BCCI-affiliated schools that opened last year with the word “treasure” in the name (the […]