Logic School Stage
Logic School Overview
As a child goes through the passage of adulthood in the middle school years (grades 7-9), he or she needs to prepare to “stand on their own feet.” This means first and foremost that the students be able to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Many Christians separate such a personal relationship with Christ with their “secular” life. In contrast, at Veritas Classical Academy, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the very key to unlocking the glories of God in all areas of creation.
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Logic School Pedagogy
Early adolescent children (grades 7-8) become argumentative. Their ability to draw conclusions from a series of facts begins to develop. This is called the dialectic or logic phase. Most modern educators overlook this phase, except with regards to higher math. Classical schools teach formal logic, logical fallacies, and reasoning skills through tools like the Socratic Method and Aristotelian logic. These subjects are foreign to most of us unless we learned them in college. They practice students in the science of accurate thinking. In this phase, the subject matter is not as important as what conclusions the students may draw from knowledge.
Furthermore, at this stage of education, the student is taught to integrate all aspects of knowledge and to think logically and discerningly in such a way that takes captive every thought in obedience to Christ (2 Cor 10:5). The curriculum is designed to emphasize such logical thinking and integration of different subjects. Such skills are honed in the context of various forms of speaking that include recitation, extemporaneous speaking, disputation, and debate.
Logic School Curriculum
Every part of the curriculum is designed to discern and reclaim the glory of God throughout history in all subjects of knowledge.