THE CLASSICAL EDUCATION: LEARNING THE ART OF LEARNING
For centuries, the greatest leaders and thinkers have been classically educated. As Susan Wise Bauer writes in The Well Trained Mind, “Classical education equips students to think clearly, to write and argue persuasively, and to understand where philosophies and ideas come from. I am convinced that men and women who are able to do this will always lead those who can’t.”
Based on a child’s development, the classical model recognizes three levels of growth and development in a child’s thinking and learning: Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. The three stages comprise what is known as the Trivium and can be compared to the Biblical terms knowledge, understanding, and wisdom.
School of Grammar
School of Logic
School of Rhetoric
Integration between subjects, presented within a Christian worldview, ties the student’s world together. Math, Science, Literature, Bible and History are interwoven in a way that relates all subjects to a whole. As students integrate subjects, scriptural truth is integrated as well.