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.
Middle School/Jr, high (5-8)
This is the Rhetoric stage, where we begin to take the blocks and build something on our own. We read more complex stories and discus their importance, as well as doing much more writing. In math we begin the move from arithmetic to mathematics such as algebra and geometry. We start to see how science can be predictive, and how history gives us insight into the present.