We believe that the classical trivium is the best methodology for education as it reflects the Triune nature of God and also treats students according to the image of God in which they are created.
As first formulated by Cassiodorus, and as later revived and explained by Dorothy Sayers, the trivium seeks to teach toward the natural strengths of the child. The grammar, logic, and rhetoric of the trivium are the “three ways” in which the student is taught, as well as the corresponding subjects of Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric. The grammar stage (K-6) emphasizes the facts to be known. The logic stage (7-9) concentrates on the way those facts relate to one another. The rhetoric stage (10-12) develops the winsome presentation of those facts.
Scripture speaks of knowledge, understanding, and wisdom when addressing the same concept as the trivium. The trivium also follows the maturation process seen in the pages of the Bible and in history from the priestly stage, to the kingly stage and then to the prophetic stage.
We believe in continual reformation toward the image of the Triune God and are always seeking new insights into biblical methods of teaching.