Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric Schools
Preschool – 12th Grade
According to the Classical model, our academics are divided into three schools – Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric – working together in one.
Grammar (Preschool - 4th Grade)
K3 and K4 preschool classes focus on the child’s natural and age-appropriate ability to memorize, mimic, and master facts.
DSCA has developed a customized curriculum that includes phonics, pre-writing and pre-reading skills, hands on experiments, Saxon Math and critical thinking/problem solving.
Absorption. Grades K-4th are the building blocks upon which all other learning is based – their minds are busy absorbing information from poetry, stories, new vocabulary, math facts, historical people and dates, descriptions of plants and rocks, composers, major works of art, etc.
Logic (5th - 8th Grade)
Analysis. All of this absorption prepares them for further study in 5th – 8th when the focus of study becomes considering the way things fit together and answering the question “Why?”
Rhetoric (9th - 12th Grade)
Expression. Finally, in grades 9th – 12th, students engage in challenging study and use everything previously learned to write and speak in clear, forceful, and elegant language.