About
the Thomas More Institute


Saint Thomas More

 

Who Was Thomas More?

Thomas More (1478-1535) was one of the great Humanist scholars of the Renaissance. He contributed significantly to that critical shift from the medieval to the modern world by articulating and promoting, for men and women alike, a new conception of education based upon the priority of open inquiry and critical thought.

Thomas More Institute School Crest

Our History

The Thomas More Institute has been providing adults with stimulating lifelong and life-wide learning opportunities since 1945. A secular non-profit academic institution, it offers an ever-evolving choice of university-level courses in the liberal arts. Its affiliation with Bishop’s University provides students, who so choose, the option of earning a Bachelor of Arts degree.

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  • Black and white photo of Thomas More Institute Classroom
  • Black and white photo of Thomas More Institute Classroom
  • Black and white photo of Thomas More Institute Classroom
Thomas More Institute Classroom

Our Approach

The Thomas More Institute fosters the Socratic Method that promotes shared inquiry in small group settings of students of different ages and backgrounds and facilitates open-ended discussions. In our approach, learning is a cooperative rather than competitive. It requires active participation and respectful listening.

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