Why Classical Education?

Time-tested. Proven. Effective.

The time-tested and proven classical method of education follows the natural development of the child through the three stages of the Latin Trivium: Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric.

The Latin Trivium - Developmentally Appropriate Education.

Stage 1 - Grammar

Grammar stage students love to learn, and their minds soak up information like a sponge.  They acquire the basic building blocks of each subject through memorization, rhymes, chants, and songs.

Stage 2 - Logic

Students in the Logic stage love to debate and question “why?”  Logic builds upon the fundamentals by equipping students to discern fact from fiction in forming opinions and refuting faulty arguments.  Students are taught to think, research, and seek God’s Word before formulating conclusions.

Stage 3 - Rhetoric

Rhetoric teaches students to present their position eloquently and persuasively, and to communicate effectively both in the spoken and written word. Rhetoric prepares students to use what they have learned to engage and shape the culture.

 Instead of only teaching subjects, the Trivium teaches children how to think and love learning within subjects. Consequently, students are better equipped, not only with knowledge, but with wisdom and understanding.

Seeking Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

A classical liberal arts education incorporates the transcendent values of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.  Classical education teaches that these values are objective – not subjective.  Much more than just job-preparation, a liberal arts education equips students to flourish, think for themselves, and live life as well-rounded human beings.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.

Instead of forming opinions based on 10-second soundbites or 140-character tweets, students take a deep dive into classical literature.  The Bible. Sophocles. Virgil. C.S. Lewis. Tolkien. The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution.  Young minds are honed by the greatest intellects throughout history.

Forming leaders for a time such as this.

Classical Christian education allows students to not only survive, but to THRIVE.  As disciples of Jesus Christ, they are equipped to engage the culture and stand for truth.  Our students are being formed as leaders – for their homes, for the workplace, and for society – for a time such as this.

Genesis Classical Academy’s mission is to offer children an education that gives them a solid academic and spiritual foundation, preparing them for leadership, citizenship and family.  Want more information?  Call 507-893-3600 to schedule your tour today!