At the core of classical education is the trivium: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. An article from Biola University
defines the three steps of the trivium this way: "To teach students to (a) memorize the basic facts, (b) learn how the facts fit together to form a coherent whole, and (c) to learn how to present the facts in a winsome and convincing way."
The three stages of the trivium naturally follow stages of a student's development, from a child's love of and ease with memorization through a teenager's ceaseless questioning to a young adult's desire to define themselves and their world.
Through the course of their classical education, a student will immerse themselves in the Great Books, in the history of the Christian West, and in the thoughts of some of the greatest minds this world has known.
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