Classical Education is the oldest and most proven form of education. This 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 (Grades 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 and 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, the next stage of the Trivium, 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.
Additional Courses (Grades K-12):
Art, Music, and Physical Education are currently offered at Providence Academy.