Classical Education is the oldest and most proven form of education. The educational method is systematic and integrates all subjects, resulting in students who are knowledgeable, analytical and articulate. The hallmark of Classical Education is the Trivium. The skills developed in each stage are continually built upon from Kindergarten through High School.
Grammar Stage (K-5):
The first stage of the Trivium teaches the building blocks for all other learning. Education during this stage focuses on the mastery of facts. The rules of phonics, spelling and grammar are studied in addition to math facts, poetry memorization, recitation, Latin and Greek.
Logic Stage (grades 6-8):
By sixth grade, children begin to think analytically and study formal Logic. During the Logic Stage, students begin to examine and understand the cause and effect relationships between different fields of knowledge.
Rhetoric Stage (grades 9-12):
The final stage of the Trivium educates the student using the Socratic method of teaching. Students in the Rhetoric stage learn the formal rules of argument, and refine their writing and speaking skills so they can express their conclusions in clear, forceful and elegant language. Subjects are well integrated and are taught using textbooks and original texts. Students delve deeper into history, literature, science, mathematics, religion and languages. Music and Art appreciation are also required in the Rhetoric Stage.
Religion (grades k-12):
Knowledge of the Catholic faith and fidelity to the Magisterium is at the foundation of Providence Academy. In addition to daily religious instruction using Faith and Life and the Didache series, students attend daily Mass, weekly benediction and monthly confession. Non-catholic students are welcome.
The students' early years of school are spent absorbing facts which systematically lay the foundations for advanced study. In the middle grades, students learn to think through arguments using logic and in the high school years, the students learn to express themselves.
Providence Academy delivers academic excellence and spiritual formation with core studies in the following subjects:
- Saxon Math
- Memory and Recitation
Middle and High School
- Rhetoric and Speech
- History - Ancient to American
- Art Appreciation
Additional courses currently offered K-12 are Music, Art and Physical Education