About Us

We are a non-profit organisation on a mission to challenge the canon and make classical subjects accessible to all.

 

We do this through unique learning experiences in Florence & Online embracing the fields of Classics, Latin, Italian, Art, History and the Renaissance. At Forte Academy, our philosophy is to 'question everything' and challenge the canon of traditional education and scholarship, so that our students gain the tools to research and understand the past with "fresh eyes". When you enrol on a course with us, you are joining a community of independent thinkers. 

Since 2018, we have welcomed school-leavers, undergraduate and postgraduate students, lecturers, artists, writers and independent learners on courses at Forte Academy. What else makes us special is that our lead tutors are active teachers as well as researchers. This is important to us, as we believe in making the "intellectual" engaging and accessible for students of all ages and backgrounds, with a focus on reaching the state-educated sector (94% of the UK population). Find out more about Florence & the team here.

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We believe that to live and learn in Italy with like-minded individuals can be a life-changing experience and authentic cultural immersion is a fundamental part of this learning process. For this reason, our courses in Italy always include a combination of academic sessions in context, hands-on workshops, language drop-ins, site visits and a Cultural Programme of events to ensure a well-rounded experience. 

How can you get involved? If you'd like to study with us from anywhere in the world, check out our latest online courses. If you're a teacher and researcher on a similar mission, get in touch and we'd love to work with you! If you're an individual or school department interested in funding a student's place on any of our courses at Forte Academy, let us know at info@forte-academy.co.uk.  Finally, stay in the loop by following us on Instagram (@forte_academy), Twitter (@forteacademy) or joining our monthly new MOON Letter.

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