The Classical Method
Because Jesus Christ is the Creator of all things, students are taught to see the nature of God in every subject and the connections between subjects. “Classical education,” explains Susan Wise Bauer, “depends on a three-part process of training the mind. The early years of school are spent in absorbing facts, systematically laying the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments. In the high school years, they learn to express themselves.” These three stages correspond to our Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric Schools.
This classical pattern, called the trivium, has successfully prepared students for college and for life for more than one thousand years. It matches children’s intellectual development and teaches them how to think, rather than what to think. Heeding biblical calls to acquire knowledge, understanding, and wisdom is the essence of Agathos — that which is good.