Thales of Miletus

Thales of Miletus

We selected Thales of Miletus, a Greek scholar who lived in approximately the sixth century B.C., as our intellectual patron in recognition of his ground-breaking contributions in science, philosophy, teaching, entrepreneurialism, and pursuit of truth.

Who was Thales?

Born in 624 BC in Asia Minor, Thales (THAY-leez) of Miletus is regarded by many as the Father of the Sciences and of Western Philosophy.

Thales provides an excellent example for students. He mastered the fields of mathematics, science, politics, business and philosophy, and developed many theorems still held today. Simply put, he was a master of thought.

Thales Academy emulates his model of classical excellence, providing unparalleled breadth and depth of education. We believe that education is more than the mere accumulation of facts; it is a journey in which students come to know and pursue truth.

Nothing is more active than thought, for it flies over the whole universe.
- Thales of Miletus