What is Classical Education?

It is an approach to education that says every subject has building blocks which must be known to understand the subject (its Grammar). Once we learn these we learn how they work together (its Logic), and then we learn how to explain it to someone else (Rhetoric). The goal of teachers is to guide students through these parts and teach them when appropriate.

Elementary (3-5)

Student at Parkland Lutheran School in the elementary levels are in the Logic state of education, where they begin to take the building blocks and learn how to make things with them. They delve a bit deeper into stories we are reading and learn about characters. In math they begin to multiply and divide as well as figure area. They begin to ask “why” questions in science and learn the answers, and we begin to look at cause and effect in history. Students in this level also work on mastering manuscript handwriting.