The K-5 level is what one scholar has called, the “engine of civilization.” Students must have a solid foundation in basic skills and knowledge to proceed to the advanced reading, processing, and dissemination of ideas necessary for a democracy. Therefore, the K-5 progression in a classical-liberal school looks vastly different from that of modern schools.
At Classical Prep, scholars are taught grammar, classic literature, and cursive, as well as systematically introduced to knowledge in math, science, geography, history, and the arts. The school uses curricula that rely on direct instruction methods to impart knowledge efficiently and effectively, including Saxon math, Reading Mastery, Well Ordered Language, Writing & Rhetoric writing curriculum, Handwriting Without Tears.
Learn more about the Classical Preparatory School enrollment process and how you can enroll your student in Grammar School today.
Our students are dedicated to a system of beliefs held throughout the school that holds them to the highest standard of values.
Mrs. Lorraine Uthe, First Grade
“As a first grade teacher at Classical Preparatory, I find myself reflecting on the difference between my choice of teaching at a classical school and teaching at a public school. In my opinion, the most tangible difference is their environment. A classical education is organized and disciplined and promotes the development of character and love of learning while engaging in a robust and highly academic curriculum.”
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Proven Advantage with Classical Studies
Liberal education at the K-5 level is rigorous but completely accessible to scholars who are willing to put in the time and effort. The return on this investment is a foundation from which a student can successfully progress to read complicated texts, converse intelligently on a wide variety of topics, and proceed with confidence into higher-level learning.
Classical education, liberal education, has a method of teaching developed and honed for over two thousand years in the West. Without knowing the things around us, the things that brought us here, the words and structure of language through which we express these things—animals, plants, elements, rivers, cities, Presidents, poems, nouns, verbs, adjectives—we cannot think at all.
The greatest genius of the age, in learning a foreign tongue, would still have to begin with the rudiments of the language. For a young mind to become ready for thought it must pursue a massive importation and organization of basic facts: the bricks for building the edifice. To this end, learning in the early grades, what some call the “grammar stage,” consists largely in mastering facts and strengthening the power of the mighty memory to recall these facts on demand.