About

We are a non-profit organisation on a mission to make classical subjects and study abroad opportunities accessible to all.

 

We do this through unique learning experiences in Florence & Online that encompass the study of Classics, Latin, Italian, History, 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 can learn to see the past with "fresh eyes". When you enrol on a course with us, you are joining a community of independent thinkers. 

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 to people of all ages and backgrounds: That means the state-educated (94% of the UK population) as well as the privately-educated, in order to level the playing field of opportunities for aspiring Classicists. Find out more about Florence & the team here.

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When the global travel gods are willing, 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 that only locals would know about, 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 our courses at Forte Academy, you can now donate a place via our store.  Finally, stay in the loop by following us on Instagram (@forte_academy) and Twitter (@forteacademy) or Medium.