The secondary grades build on the foundation laid during the primary learning. Students in the seventh and eighth grades continue developing their understanding of subjects while beginning to apply the principles of logic across the curriculum. In eighth grade they take a separate class in logic to further their foundation in this core skill. Music and studio art continue for all students in seventh and eighth grades. Many opportunities to grow in rhetorical skills are provided to students as they develop their confidence to write well and communicate before an audience. All students will also take Latin through their eighth-grade year. In high school our instructional focus shifts to rhetoric, by which we mean the clear and persuasive expression of ideas. The classroom curriculum itself is organized around three schools: Humane Letters, Math and Sciences, and Arts and Languages.
See our Secondary Grade-at-a-Glance sheets and more information below.