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.
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.
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.
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 a 2-day (Tuesday, Thursday) or 3-day program (Monday, Wednesday, Friday), Lower School (grades K5-6) is a typical 5-day program, and the Upper School (grades 7-12) employs a college schedule and is known as a University-Model® School.
|08/18 - Fri||All-School Picnic at Legacy Park 6:00 - 8:30PM|
|08/21 - Mon||Eclipse Viewing Event for Upper School students 2:15 PM - Parking Lot|
|08/21 - Mon||Lower School Back to School Night 6:15 PM - Gym|
|08/23 - Wed||First Day of Lower School (K4-6th)|
|10/19 - Thu||Fall Break|
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