Why Scriptorium Hall?

  • ACADEMICS SIMPLIFIED: Read, think, discuss, write
  • AN EMPHASIS ON STRENGTHENING WRITING SKILLS – Students receive in-depth, personalized feedback on written work. Every course emphasizes strengthening students’ writing abilities.
  • GREAT EXPECTATIONS – Scriptorium students study, discuss, debate, and write about the best original source documents and literature – using books, not textbooks. At the end of each semester, all students publicly defend their work before an audience of fellow-students, family, and friends. Scriptorium aims to encourage and strengthen the skills of all students, regardless of ability.
  • A FOCUS ON TRUTH, BEAUTY, WISDOM, VIRTUE & LIBERTY – Understanding the truth, valuing beauty, growing in wisdom, and upholding virtue and liberty are the ultimate goals of every Scriptorium course.
  • PRIZES & THE HOUSE SYSTEM – Each semester, prizes are awarded for excellence in writing and for other student achievements. Scriptorium’s House system encourages fellowship and healthy competition between classes.
  • SMALL CLASS SIZES & ONLINE OPTIONS – Class sizes are kept small to allow for greater student participation and more individualized instruction. Courses are available live online so that students can participate even if they are unable to attend class in person.
  • DUAL-CREDIT OPTION THROUGH BRYAN COLLEGE FOR SELECT COURSES – By completing selected courses (United States History or Modern History for the 2021/22 school year), students in grades 10-12 residing in the state of Tennessee can apply to receive dual-credit from Bryan College. Bryan also offers a scholarship for any Scriptorium student applying to its undergraduate program within 24 months of completing coursework at Scriptorium!