Classical Education

is based on three stages of learning (Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric) that follow a child's natural ability to learn as he or she grows and develops.

Grammar
Logic
 
Rhetoric
 
 

  Grammar

The School of Grammar (grades K4-6) -  Because young children have a natural ability to memorize large pieces of information, memorization is a key component of the learning process during the Grammar Stage.


  Logic

The School of Logic (grades 7-8) - Children at this age tend to ask "why?" and argue. During the Logic Stage, the student is taught to build upon the memorized facts and develop logical arguments.


  Rhetoric

The School of Rhetoric (grades 9-12) - After facts are memorized and logical arguments are developed, the final stage of learning is the Rhetoric Stage. During this stage, the student is taught to articulate a worldview with wisdom and excellence.

 
 

To learn more about GCA's curriculum for K4-6th grade, click here
To learn more about GCA's curriculum for the Upper School, click here.

GCA's K4 is either a 3-day program (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 - Noon) or a 2-day program (Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 AM - Noon.)  K5 is a half-day program Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - Noon.  Lower School (1st-6th) is a typical 5-day program 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM.  The Upper School (grades 7-12) employs a college schedule with Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday classes and is known as a University-Model® School (UMS).  Click here for the UMS Class Schedule and Course List.