Kindergarten - Grade 6
In all subjects, the young student is taught in a variety of ways that capitalize on his or her developmental abilities to memorize, explore, and catagorize things they can see, touch, and experience in the world around them. Therefore, chanting, singing, and collecting are important methods in teaching. Young students are also captivated by story, so from Bible to literature, history, geography, and even math and science, our teachers are trained to transfer knowledge by way of the compelling narratives and historical anecdotes of each subject. The chart below succinctly lays out the integrated approach to our grammar school curriculum:
The adolescent student is most successfully engaged when equipped with the tools for exploring the questions of life. Logic, debate, and successful classroom discussion become the cornerstone of dialectic methodology. This foundation allows for deeper dives into the western canon of theology, literature, and science to provoke age old questions, join in the Great Conversation, and ultimately to apply the wisdom of God in Scripture to all of life. Framing this effort, the Rockbridge Academy Dialectic Curriculum Overview Chart succinctly lays out the integrated curricular goals of each subject by grade. Complete curriculum guides are available for purchase from our store.
The typical high school student is motivated by their desire to know and be known. Maturing ownership of both their faith and academic progress generates in the Rhetoric student a desire for honest expression and meaningful impact on those around them. The Rhetoric years focus on advancing their skills in clear writing and public speaking, giving the student the ability to be articulate in any subject. Ongoing class discussion, in-class speeches and presentations, mid-term oral exams, and junior and senior year thesis projects successfully prepare students with skills of articulate and winsome persuasion as well as an ongoing love of learning. For a specific description of the Rhetoric program, the Rockbridge Academy Rhetoric Curriculum Overview Chart lays out the integrated curricular goals of each subject by grade. Complete curriculum guides are available for purchase from our store.