The Logic Stage (grades 6-8- the Middle School):
At this stage of development the child develops an understanding of the facts and the rules of the subjects. The students explores the relations between facts, for example the causes of historical events or the higher level critical thinking skills of mathematics, and masters the rules of logical reasoning. This is the stage where students naturally develop argumentation. We teach them to argue well using reason and logic as their foundation. This cognitive stage is where students really learn how things relate to each other and to the past.
The Rhetoric Stage (grades 9-12- the High School):
This is the stage of development where students develop a means to communicate the understanding of the facts and the rules. The Rhetoric stage focuses on excellence in both written and spoken expression that is articulate and persuasive. It is the capstone of a classic Classical Christian education.
Our academically rigorous, Christ centered curriculum is structured to reflect these 3 stages of the Trivium and thereby cultivate a rational and disciplined mind. We strive to integrate a Catholic world view into all subjects in a way that works with a child's natural development and helps every child reach their God given potential. The Classical Education model teaches children to read, think, understand, analyze and draw conclusions with a proven method of instruction and curriculum from Kindergarten to 12th grade.