School of Logic
In the Grammar School, students acquired a love of learning and laid a foundation of knowledge, but let’s face it, teenagers question everything, and if they sense something is amiss they love to expose it and argue about it. The Logic School takes that natural inclination into account and invites students to explore the cause and effect relationships between all of the things they know, to explore and question how all of that knowledge is interrelated, how one thing leads to another and why, to discover what might be amiss, and then to argue about it. In this way, knowledge becomes understanding. Students learn the art of sound argument by taking actual logic classes and applying that to oral and written argument.
They also study algebra, geometry, and the natural sciences. The exploration of primary sources continues as students read and discuss the writings of ancient Greek philosophers and early church fathers. The study of Latin culminates in the Logic School as students strive to read historical Latin texts with understanding. Music and art and composition continue, too, as students imitate the works of master composers, painters, and poets. Wise students begin to discern real truth, goodness, and beauty from the counterfeit offered by the world as they evaluate everything by the light of God’s word and begin to practice Christian virtue in their own lives.