Dialectic

7th and 8th Grade

As dialectic students learn formal logic, all their studies are taught through this rubric. Students of this age are prone to argue; we hand them the proper tools so that they may argue well. While the short-term ramifications of this are not always pleasant (as they are eager to engage in debate with anyone…even parents), the long-term benefits of a developing a discerning mind are invaluable. The focus on logical thought development continues across the curriculum, especially as their writing focuses on persuasive essays with the help of The Lost Tools of Writing. In all classes, from Algebra to Christocentricity of the Old Testament, from Latin to Analytic Science, students are challenged to not only learn the grammar of the subject (knowledge) but also to make connections between their learning and their faith, demonstrating understanding.

7th Grade

  • Bible: Church History
  • History: Early European History
  • Literature: Early European Literature
  • Math: Pre-Algebra
  • Science: Physical Science
  • Language: Latin

8th Grade

  • Bible: Church History
  • History: Early European History
  • Literature: Early European Literature
  • Math: Algebra 1
  • Science: Physical Science
  • Language: Latin

All students study music, drama, and visual arts in addition to the courses listed above.