The culmination of classical learning occurs in the rhetoric stage. Scholars work their way into advanced studies emphasizing critical-reasoning skills and stylistic expression. Seeking to instill a desire for contemplation and an appreciation for learning, faculty attempt to convey the relationship between the philosophical and practical aspects of life. Scholars are required to develop, deliver, and defend at least one thesis paper before peers, faculty, and parents their senior year, as well as present a classic text in Latin and English their junior year.
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.
Rhetoric History Teacher
One initiative that I am excited about here that helps prepare for students for college is our new AP program. Students in AP classes have the opportunity to undertake collegiate level study and even earn credits for their work with the AP exam at the end of the year. It is a great way for students to familiarize themselves with the high standards and rigor of higher education.
Foundations for the future
SAT Preparation Classes for 10th-11th Graders
Classical Preparatory will offer SAT and PSAT Preparation classes for your 10th-11th grade student. The classes will cover reading and math concepts, as well as, test taking strategies. Each student will receive materials and practice tests upon enrollment.
Classes for PSAT Prep will be held every Wednesday from 2:50 – 3:50 p.m. beginning September 12th and continue according to the following schedule:
- Math (8 weeks, except school holidays): September 12 – November 7
- Reading (8 weeks): January 9 – March 6
- Mock SAT: Saturday, March 9, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you haven’t already done so, please email Ms. Brightman and Mrs. Clayton to express interest in this exciting opportunity.
Many studies and experiences have proven that most students need to take the test at least three times to get the highest goal for the best scholarships – some take it four. The first test has many mental distractions and is seldom the highest: new school, new room, new proctor, new test. The highest score for EACH SUBJECT goes on the transcript to colleges, so we recommend setting the score goal and pursuing it relentlessly.
PSAT – Wednesday, October 10th
SAT – Saturday, October 13th
Classical Preparatory will offer the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) the morning of Wednesday, October 10, 2018. PSAT testing is used as a diagnostic tool for students and parents to begin planning for future coursework, college readiness, and career research.
The PSAT offers unique features which allow colleges and funding sources to offer students specific opportunities based on their scores. Additionally, students in their junior year of high school are able to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship based on their PSAT scores. Testing as a sophomore provides invaluable practice for scholarship entry.
In an effort to prepare students for this test and familiarize them with the testing platform, we will offer optional practice sessions on Wednesday from 2:50 – 3:50 (room TBD) beginning next Wednesday, September 12th. I urge you to have your child participate is this beneficial test.
Please contact me with any questions or concerns.