Why choose a classical Christian education?
. . . because it’s a time-proven method for educating that teaches
according to how God made us to learn.
Young children (K–6th) are naturally inquisitive and both willing and capable of memorizing lots of material. This is the grammar stage. It’s when we help them absorb lots of information and master language and math basics.
As they get older (7th–9th), children become pert or argumentative. This is the dialectic or logic stage. That’s when we teach them how to think and how to argue. We teach them how things relate to each other—cause and effect.
Teaching a child who is prone to argue a better way to argue may seem dangerous. Thankfully, they grow out of that stage and move into the rhetoric stage (10th–12th) where they become more concerned about how they are perceived. Here we teach them rhetoric and how to communicate winsomely and effectively.
These three stages, called the Trivium, are the building blocks of a classical education, and it’s amazing what a classically educated child can do. A fuller explanation can be seen in our video, “Classical Christian Education: The New Old Way.”