Middle School (Logic)

The Logic stage (5th – 8th grade) is focused on understanding and recognizes the student’s developing inclination to ask questions. Students use information they gathered and memorized in their grammar years to compare and contrast ideas and examine them from different angles. Students learn reasoning and how to argue with wisdom and eloquence. Across the spectrum of the curriculum, emphasis is placed on the questions why, how, and what is the result? Furthermore, the logic stage facilitates discussion across traditional subject lines, focuses on the formal study of logic, and directs the student to test ideas for truth.The natural consequence of this is to dig more deeply into all realms of study.

Logic stage students will:

  • Study formal logic and debate
  • Learn the progression of research, hypotheses, experiments, and reporting results through the scientific method
  • Perceive the natural order and patterns in music, math, English grammar, writing, languages, and art
  • Compare and contrast information and ideas across traditional subject lines
  • Test/analyze information and ideas to see what is true by weighing the value of the evidence and thinking through the validity of the argument
  • Interact with original texts in order to understand the hows and whys of history, literature, and scientific discovery
  • Experiment with different art, mathematical, and writing techniques
  • Develop the capacity for abstract thought
  • Move from passively collecting information to actively interacting with knowledge
  • Students will begin to learn how to orally present and defend perspectives

School Subjects

5th Grade

Math 5
Math 6
General Science
Old Testament
Grammar-Writing:Progymnasmata
Amer. History: Explorers to 1815
Latin
Art
Music

6th Grade

Math 5
Math 6
General Science
Old Testament
Grammar-Writing:Progymnasmata
Amer. History: Explorers to 1815
Latin
Art
Music

7th Grade

Math 7
Math 8
Earth Science
New Testament
Logic writing
Omnibus: The Late Modern Period
Greek
Art
Music

8th Grade

Math 7
Math 8
Earth Science
New Testament
Logic writing
Omnibus: The Late Modern Period
Greek
Art
Music