There are 3 stages to classical education: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Each of these stages incorporates our Catholic faith and teaches the students the ultimate truth of the Incarnation and Salvation History. Each stage matches the development of the student’s brain. While each of these stages of learning can intertwine and overlap throughout the child’s education, there are primary time frames that children naturally learn in a certain manner.
Finally, rhetoric is the point of emphasis across all subjects. Although the students will continue to learn and develop their rhetorical skills throughout high school and beyond, it is during this time that the focus becomes writing and speaking beautifully and persuasively in defense of the integrated truth they have come to behold. This stage encourages students to practice and learn the art of public speaking, persuasive writing, friendly debate, and apologetics. It prepares the students to continue their education at any high school and have the confidence and ability to be virtuous Catholic soldiers and leaders.