Fr. Benedict Armitage

At a Glance

Father Benedict Armitage brings the complete package as headmaster to Christ the Savior Academy – a vision for classical education, an administrative acumen, and a love for the Christian faith.


Father Benedict Armitage graduated summa cum laude with a degree in classical studies and comparative ancient civilizations from the University of California, Riverside. After his undergraduate studies, he pursued and received a Master of Divinity at St. Tikhon’s Theological Seminary.


Father Benedict has taught Latin and studied Greek, and has worked as a youth director and tutor. Most recently, he has served as the administrative assistant to His Grace Bishop BASIL, and, nationally, to the Assembly of Bishops.


When it comes to a child’s education, Father Benedict says he can’t imagine a better setting than an Orthodox classical school. “Human beings alone, of all the animal world, are able both to think and to make moral choices – they alone care about Truth and Virtue. A classical education is one that is concerned, first and foremost, with these two faculties that define man; it helps the student learn to think and to make virtuous choices. Given such a mission, a school can find no better setting than within the Orthodox Christian faith, for there the student learns to encounter Jesus Christ, Who is Himself the Source of Truth and of every Good.”