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For the last ten years Via Potentia has developed as a life-improving system of fitness and self-defense. This year it is transforming into an online, non-profit educational academy that is grounded in (and teaches) sound philosophy and serves people in these three groups:

  1. K-12, starting with parents seeking supplemental, solid education for their junior high through high school children (whether they be in public, private or home school)
  2. Seminary/Undergraduate: Adults seeking religious education and formation leading toward a certificate as a lay Christian Catechist, or ordination as a deacon or priest
  3. Adults seeking life-enrichment courses in philosophy, religion, mathematics, science, English, history, etc.

Our emphasis is upon developing the person's ability to think well through training in philosophy. The philosophy courses are designed to be understandable to high school juniors and seniors, but courses are open to other ages as well, and we are planning to include other standard school subjects for grades 9-12 in 2019.

Anticipated Course Availability Schedule

(We operate on a trimester schedule with 12 weeks per term similar to many community colleges and universities.)

Academic Year Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term

September 24, 2018 - December 21, 2018

  • Introduction to Philosophy (HS and college levels)

January 7, 2019 - March 29, 2019

  • Epistemology (HS and college levels)

April 8, 2019 - June 28, 2019

  • Classical Logic (HS and college levels)

September 23, 2019 - December 20, 2019

  • Introduction to Philosophy (HS and college levels)
  • Contemporary Logic (HS and college levels)

January 6, 2020 - March 27, 2020

  • Epistemology (HS and college levels)
  • Ethics (HS and college levels)

April 6, 2020 - June 26, 2020

  • Classical Logic (HS and college levels)
  • Politics (HS and college levels)

These courses run through all three trimesters

  • 9th Grade English (reading, writing, speaking, listening, comprehension)
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Biology
  • 9th Grade History and Social Studies

The 2020/2021 school year will bring additional core HS courses.

We are presently choosing and building the learning management system (probably Moodle-based), records systems, accreditation, etc. Course content is presented via a combination of readings, pre-recorded lectures and live online discussions.

If you have comments or questions please call 503-437-3450 or contact


Via Potentia Academy is an activity of Holy Family Old Catholic Church, a non-profit organization.

Via Potentia Academy
805 NW Alder St.
McMinnville, OR 97128

The old Via Potentia site containing fitness and self-defense resources can be viewed here.