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In the classical curriculum the elementary levels are absolutely critical. Students will lay the foundation that will significantly impact their life-long learning journey. These early years of learning capitalize on the absorbency and curiosity of the youthful mind. In grades 1 - 4, memorization skills are developed and solidified. Students also begin to problem solve and connect relationships between facts and concepts that have been internalized. By grades 5 and 6, students are naturally more capable of analytical and interpretive thinking. Throughout these crucial years of elementary education, students continually review concepts that will remain forever essential. Rule of phonics, rules of grammar, poems, fictional novels, vocabulary, stories of history and people, descriptions of the natural world, mathematical facts, and reading collectively comprise the foundation of learning.
Physical education is also an essential piece of teaching the whole person. Students receive formal physical instruction at least once a week. Training the will improves the expansion of the mind by cementing good habits, while learning how to appropriately and productively behave with fellow peers. Foreign languages, including French, Spanish, and Latin help improve grammar. Art, choir, and band likewise shape the formation of the body and soul. Students receive an education that will ultimately enable them to become who God is calling them to be, whatever that may be!