I would add that what we are learning in this classical education is (if my memory doesn’t fail) referred to as the “Liberal Arts”. When the middle class arose way back when, they began attending universities where Liberal Arts were taught. They didn’t go to learn how to live – it didn’t train people to do a job, it gave them a deeper understanding of the universe through math, logic, rhetoric, astronomy, philosophy, music, etc. This education allows you to serve God better, to appreciate him better, and like you said it also produces character. There was an article in the Circe magazine a year or so ago which talked about this issue far more effectively than I can, but I think it got thrown away. If I find it on their website then I’ll post a link for you (or anyone) if you’re interested.