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Camille Goldston

Camille Hunt Goldston is a mother of six and grandmother of five. A twenty-five year homeschooling veteran, Camille has also taught History classes (Ancient to Modern) to Houston-area students for the past fifteen years and literature and composition for the past ten. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science, and teaches Economics, Government, and Logic.

Camille studied Economics at Vanderbilt University, Government with the inimitable U of H Professor, the late Ross M. Lence, Classical Literature with Wes Callihan at Schola Tutorials, and Christian Classical Education with James Daniels and with Andrew Kern of the CiRCE Institute and James Daniels.

Camille works in CiRCE's classical rhetoric Apprenticeship program in The Lost Tools of Writing™. She has just served a three-year term on the Board of Trustees for Covenant Academy. She has spoken on classical education for Covenant Academy, THSC, SETHSA, St. David's Church (www.crechouston.org), Providence Classical School, and others. She teaches Humane Letters in Houston and The Lost Tools of Writing in the CiRCE Online Academy. She provides Lost Tools consulting for Classical Conversations tutors, and conducts Lost Tools of Writing workshops from Seattle to Long Island.

Camille teaches for the purpose of cultivating wisdom and virtue in her students and has no greater joy than to hear they walk in truth. Her favorite pastimes include conversations that deepen understanding, reading, teaching, learning, and especially family time. To contact Camille, please use the form provided on our Contact page.


Whetstone Instructional Support

Vision: We love children and we love ideas. We believe that Christian children and adolescents need a Christian education. We believe that a Christian education is the education of ideas, not merely information. We believe that Truth is a person. Christian Classical Education cultivates wisdom and virtue in students, encouraging their relationship with God, by nourishing their souls on ideas, including truth, goodness, and beauty, plus training students in the liberal arts (the three verbal arts in these classes) so that in Christ, the students are better able to know, glorify, and enjoy God.

Mission: The fourfold mission of Whetstone is

  • to help students grow, by means of a Christian Classical Education, to the measure of the fullness of the stature of Christ and, most of all, to have a relationship with Him;
  • to help teachers use the Lost Tools of Writing so their whole curriculum can be ordered to making disciples by cultivating in them the "human" skills of the verbal arts (i.e., the trivium);
  • to help parents give their students a home-directed education that will cultivate virtue and relationship with God; and
  • to help schools implement the ideas and values of Christian Classical Education.

College Placements: One measure of our success is the continuing educational success of our students after they leave Whetstone. A partial list of the college acceptances reported by our students includes:

Abilene Christian University
Baylor
Cornell
Duke
Hillsdale
Houston Baptist University
Police Academy, Houston
Princeton
Regents College, London
St. Andrews University, Scotland
Saint Edwards University
Texas A & M
University of Dallas
University of Houston
University of Miami
University of North Texas
University of Texas
University of Virginia

ALSO, acceptance into the Fulbright Scholar Program.


Statement of Faith

We confess the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed of 381AD, as follows:

We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible; And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the Only-begotten, Begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, True God of True God, Begotten, not made, of one essence with the Father, by Whom all things were made: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man; And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered and was buried; And the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; And ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of the Father; And He shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, Whose kingdom shall have no end.

And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, and Giver of Life, Who proceedeth from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke by the Prophets; And we believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. We acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. We look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the Life of the age to come. Amen.