Academics

A Classical Approach to Christian Education

A classically-oriented Christian education harmonizes intellectual and spiritual formation, cultivating wisdom and virtue in students through the Biblical worldview.

This approach nurtures a profound appreciation of truth, goodness, and beauty, guiding students toward a life of faithful stewardship and God-honoring influence in contemporary society.

Grammar (K-5th)

Grammar students receive instruction on campus two days per week and study under the instruction and support of their parents (or other designated co-teacher) on the remaining days of the week.

In the grammar phase of your child’s education, the parents are serve as co-teachers, reinforcing and complementing the classroom instruction within the home. The collaborative model affords time with family as well as oversight and accountability. Grammar-level is characterized by exposure to knowledge and memorization: developing the natural inclination of young children towards memory, song, and repetition.

In the Grammar level years, your child develops the necessary tools to be successful in the Logic and Rhetoric stages and wherever God leads. We seek to do this by:

  • Sharing the gospel early and often by weaving the Gospel into all areas of study. It is our chief aim that they should understand that Christ is their greatest need.
  • Building godly character into our students by examining godly character attributes as a school and recognizing that it is our inward values that determine our outward actions.
  • Developing a love of learning during this early stage of their education through the employment of hands on learning, multi-sensory materials, manipulatives, great literature, song, etc.
  • Creating a strong foundation in mathematics and language arts that will serve them well in all their future studies. 

Logic (6th-8th)

Logic students move to a schedule consisting of three days a week on campus and two days a week at home.

As students move into the Logic School, parental supervision remains important, but the expectation of independent study and discipline increases. At this level, the student possesses a greater ability to think critically and deeply about subjects, both academic and otherwise. This emphasis corresponds with the Logic level student’s bent toward exploration, questioning, and a desire for deeper understanding.

  • Students are exposed to the great books and ideas of history and how to analyze them critically.
  • While continuing to exercise the tools acquired in the Grammar level, students are instructed int he exercise of the emphasis of instruction shifts to  new dialectic tools of discussion, debate, and formal argument. 
  • Students are taught socratically in a classroom environment that fosters inquiry and reason and analysis. 

rhetoric (9th-12th)

Rhetoric students continue with a university-style schedule fostering skills of independent study and discipline. 

In this phase, the focus shifts to the expression of well-reasoned ideas through oral and written communication. Rhetoric-level students build on their logic skills as they practice persuasively articulating their passions and the truths they’ve been taught with eloquence and respect. Home-day assignments focus on independent reading and writing, while class time is substantially spent on student presentations, guided discussion, and debate. 

Our Rhetoric program has a unique partnership with LeTourneau UniversityLeTourneau is a premiere Christian, Polytechnic University with many degree programs in engineering and the sciences.

  • Through this partnership, our students can take college courses with the support of Providence staff facilitators
  • Students receive both high school and college credit.
  • This program is an element of our mission of transforming dependent learners into independent thinkers.
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“The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him, as we may the nearest by possessing our souls of true virtue, which being united to the heavenly grace of faith makes up the highest perfection.”

~ John Milton

The Classical Difference

Classical education goes beyond the walls of our schools, into the world, and ultimately into the hearts and minds of our students.

Interdisciplinary Learning

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Character
Development

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Latin

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Greek

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Fine Arts

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Music

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Athletics

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Drama

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