Mr. Mittermeier, who oversees Classical Preparatory School’s middle and high school course offerings in logic, rhetoric, philosophy, and Latin in his capacity as Classics Department Chair, has also recently created what is likely the first Classical Quadrivium course in a K-12 charter school. In this course, which Mittermeier was excited to introduce in the 2020-2021 academic year after extensive development, seniors study the classical, Quadrivial Arts of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music, reading and dialectically discussing selections from such thinkers as Plato, Nicomachus of Gerasa, Euclid, Ptolemy, Copernicus, Galileo, Boethius, Aquinas, and Roger Scruton. Mittermeier’s aim in this course is to guide his students from the sensible to the intelligible, causing them to appreciate the beauty and order of the natural world as they can be observed in numeric harmony and proportion. Additionally, Mittermeier sits on the Founding Board of Cincinnati Classical Academy, a budding K-12 classical charter school that recently received the official backing of Hillsdale’s Barney Charter School Initiative. A lifelong Cincinnatian, Mittermeier has gladly advised and supported the advancement of classical education in his hometown through the advent of this new school.