Training students to wield words well *

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Fall/Spring 2023-24 Classes

Knights and Ladies, lords and citizens, men and...monsters?

Such characters and more come to life in the pages of British literature. These classics endure because of their timeless messages of the holiness of virtue, the selflessness of sacrifice, and the destructiveness of pride.

Literature selections:

Canterbury Tales

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Shakespeare: MacBeth

A Tale of Two Cities

Jane Eyre

Pride & Prejudice


The Fellowship of the Ring

* Note: some classes contain distinctly Christian content or a biblical worldview

What level class should my child take?

Grades 3 - 5
(Grammar Stage)

The stage where children are building foundational knowledge.  Students often think in concrete terms, repetition and memorization. Vocabulary and word lists are valuable weapons!

Grades 6 - 8
(Dialectic Stage)

The stage where students begin to ask questions and compare and contrast to understand how knowledge relates to other knowledge. Theme-based writing is a powerful tool at this level. 

Grades 9 - 12
(Rhetoric Stage)

The stage when foundational knowledge and critical thinking skills have armed students to engage in reasoned debates, persuasive writing and literary analysis.