Classical Christian Education

CHRIST-CENTERED
In all its levels, programs, and teaching, Logos School seeks to:
Teach all subjects as parts of an integrated whole with the Scriptures at the center (II Timothy 3:16-17);
Provide a clear model of the biblical Christian life through our staff and board (Matthew 22:37-40);
Encourage every student to begin and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 19:13-15).
CLASSICAL
In all its levels, programs, and teaching, Logos School seeks to:
Emphasize grammar, logic, and rhetoric in all subjects (see definitions below);
Encourage every student to develop a love for learning and live up to his academic potential;
Provide an orderly atmosphere conducive to the attainment of the above goals.
Definitions:
Grammar: The fundamental rules of each subject.
Logic: The ordered relationship of particulars in each subject.
Rhetoric: How the grammar and logic of each subject may be clearly expressed.

What Do We Mean by Classical?

In the 1940’s the British author, Dorothy Sayers, wrote an essay titled The Lost Tools of Learning. In it she not only calls for a return to the application of the seven liberal arts of ancient education, the first three being the “Trivium” – grammar, logic, rhetoric, she also combines three stages of children’s development to the Trivium. Specifically, she matches what she calls the “Poll-parrot” stage with grammar, “Pert” with logic, and “Poetic” with rhetoric (see The Lost Tools Chart). At Logos, the founding board members were intrigued with this idea of applying a classical education in a Christian context. Doug Wilson, a founding board member explained the classical method further in his book, Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning. Logos School has been committed to implementing this form of education since the school’s inception.