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What is Classical Education?

books“Classical education is the authoritative, traditional and enduring form of education, begun by the Greeks and Romans, developed through history and now being renewed and recovered in the 21st century.” Christopher A. Perrin, M. Div., Ph.D.

First developed by the Greeks and Romans, the classical model is based on a trivium or three stages of education. The first stage is the grammar stage. During the grammar stage, students in the first through sixth grades learn the fundamental knowledge of each subject as they sing songs, recite chants, or enumerate timelines. Sometime during a student’s sixth grade year, he will advance to the logic stage. In our classical curriculum, students study logic as a formal subject; they are taught to reason well as they apply logic to all of their coursework. Finally, students arrive at the rhetoric stage where they learn to speak and write persuasively. As students move through the trivium, they become educated and develop a life-long love for learning.

For further information on this approach to education, we suggest the following link to the Association of Classical Christian Schools:  What is Classical Christian Education?

You may also ask us for a complimentary copy of the booklet, “An Introduction to Classical Education: A Guide for Parents”.