Classical education is a proven method of teaching which structures learning in accordance with the God-given stages of child development. At
The first phase is called the Grammar Stage (roughly grades K-5), which provides students with the necessary tools and facts of learning in a variety of subjects such as history, science, Latin, math, music, grammar, and reading. Memorizing through chants and songs equips students with the foundational building blocks of learning while their minds are most receptive to memorization and observation.
In the Logic Stage (roughly grades 6-9), students take the mastered information from the Grammar Stage and bring it into ordered relationships. Students begin to apply logic to assess the validity of arguments and learn to view information critically with a more discerning mind. This stage of dialectic learning takes advantage of a student’s need to know how and why in addition to what.
In the Rhetoric Stage (roughly grades 10-12), students learn to articulate eloquently and persuasively, and to use the tools of knowledge and understanding acquired in the earlier stages. This is the point at which the strength of a classical education is made fully visible. In addition, students take a tour through
Along with the trivium approach, a classical education at
For more information regarding the foundation of the Classical Education movement please see the attached essay by Dorothy Sayers' - "The Lost Tools of Learning".