What is Classical Christian Education?

The core of classical education is the trivium, which, simply put, is a teaching model that seeks to tailor the curriculum subject matter to a child's cognitive development.  The trivium emphasizes:

  • concrete thinking and memorization of the facts of the subjects in grade school;
  • analytical thinking and understanding of the subjects in middle school; and
  • abstract thinking and articulation of the subjects in high school. 

 

Subjects unique to classical education which help accomplish the goals of the trivium are

  • grammar, the science of language usage;
  • logic, the science of right thinking; and
  • rhetoric, the science of verbal and written expression. 

 

Classical Christian education is further characterized by a rich exposure to the history, art, and culture of Western Civilization, including

  • its languages (Latin and Greek),
  • its philosophy and literature (the great books of Western Civilization and the Christian tradition), and
  • the development of a Biblical worldview with theology in its proper place as the Queen of the Sciences.

Read more at https://classicalchristian.org/what-is-classical-christian-education/

Recommended Reading List for Classical Education

The Lost Tools of Learning
Dorothy Sayer's address to Oxford University in 1947, calling for a return to classical education.
The-Lost-Tools-of-Learning_0238.pdf
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"The Lost Tools of Learning" *

Dorothy Sayers

Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning

Douglas Wilson  

The Seven Laws of Teaching

John Milton Gregory 

The Case for Classical Christian Education 

Douglas Wilson

 

  

 

 
 

 

 

School Calendar

2018-2019 School Calendar
Academic Calendar
2018-2019 Calendar Final.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [33.8 KB]

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