Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, Virginia is a classical Christian college, located 40 miles from Washington, D.C. that is committed to (1) high academic rigor, (2) fidelity to the spirit of the American founding, and (3) an unwavering biblical worldview. Its motto, “Pro Christo et Libertate” (For Christ and For Liberty), embodies its mission.
Patrick Henry College exists to glorify God by challenging the unacceptable status quo in higher education, lifting high both faith and reason within a rigorous academic environment; thereby preserving for posterity the ideals behind the “noble experiment in ordered liberty” that is the foundation of America.
PHC offers major tracks in Classical Liberal Arts, Economics & Business Analytics, Environmental Science & Stewardship, Government, History, Journalism, Literature, and Strategic Intelligence. With a comprehensive, 63-credit common core curriculum PHC rigorously grounds students in the Great Books of Western Civilization, history, philosophy, logic, and the foundations of freedom. Apprenticeship learning is the culminating step of a classical education at Patrick Henry College. This requires students to gain practical experience and conduct research through top-level internships in Washington, D.C. and beyond.
Complementing its mission to engage culture, the forensics program at PHC has earned a national reputation as a legal debate force, winning national championships 12 of the past 15 years and sending graduates on to the nation’s top law and graduate schools, including Harvard, Duke, Georgetown and the University of Virginia.
For more information, contact Patrick Henry College:
Patrick Henry College Admissions
One Patrick Henry Circle
Purcellville, VA 20132