The Grammar Stage: The Building Blocks
The Logic Stage: Asking Why?
The Rhetoric Stage: Originality
*Classical methods began to fade in education with the rise of Progressive Education (John Dewey) in the early 1900s and has made a comeback, especially in charter schools.
Yes. Neighborhood schools do not teach as much information about subjects in a systematic, organized, cumulative way: Core Knowledge, Singapore Math.
No. We are NOT a Pure Classical School. We do not avoid technology altogether, do not offer Latin, and we do not use archaic methods only.
BUT: We do use classical methods like the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric), Socratic methods, believe in truth, goodness, and valuing things of beauty in art, music, nature, and literature, and utilize current teaching methods that are based on up-to-date research and multi-sensory.