Cana Adademy

In the tradition of missions that have established schools, colleges, hospitals, food banks, shelters and other works intended to meet the needs of their neighbors, no matter their background, we offer support to any teacher in any kind of school or adult education program, serving all kinds of students. We believe in the dignity of every human being and that each one deserves an exceptional humanities education. That is why we are committed to serving all teachers and fostering humanities for everyone.

The support we provide improves teaching; better teaching improves learning; and better learning advances both the good of each individual student and the common good.

As an Academy we study, develop, and teach the best ways for teachers to master their art. Why “Cana”? A modern adaptation of the ancient story of the wedding feast proved restorative for the protagonist in Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov. In that restoration his vision of the order and goodness of life became clear, his ability to serve others in that light grew strong. We are inspired by that story in its ancient and modern versions. It drives all we do.


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