The Classical Method

While college and career readiness are not the primary goals of classical Christian schools like Agathos, graduates of such programs far exceed peers in these measures. Our teachers employ the methods that have helped produce the greatest contributors to civilization for well over one thousand years — authors, architects, scientists, theologians, artists, statesmen, and leaders of families and of nations. 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.

Grade Specific Information

Pre-K Kindergarten Grammar School (1-6) Logic School (7-8) Rhetoric School (9-12)
Agathos seeks to help each student develop not only their minds, but also their hearts and souls through a variety of ACTIVITIES including athletics, travel, service, clubs, and social opportunities.


Curriculum Scope & Sequence

K-6 7-12

K-12 Reading List

Read in Class

Summer Reading

2018 lists coming in April