Excited to launch under a new name, Classical Studies (CS Indy) has served the greater Indianapolis area since 2013, partnering with parents to give their students an exceptional Classical Christian Education. An unapologetically Christian organization, Classical Studies follows the Classical approach to education utilizing the Trivium (Grammar, Dialectic, & Rhetoric); an ages old teaching model which fits the subject matter to the intellectual learning stage of the student.
Classical Studies is based on the Classical Trivium of Grammar, Dialectic, and Rhetoric. It is a method of learning that follows the natural brain development of our children:
- Grammar (K-6)
The first stage, Grammar (grades K-6), lends itself to a child’s natural ability to focus on concrete facts and store up tremendous amounts of information and recall them at will.
- Dialectic (7-9)
The second stage, Dialectic (grades 7-9), sharpens reason and introduces the art of respectful argument. It shifts from concrete to analytical, answering the question “why?” with the intention of understanding.
- Rhetoric (10-12)
The last stage, Rhetoric (grades 10-12), focuses on communication and expression. It is the culmination of knowledge, borrowing from the facts gained in the grammar stage and the understanding that comes from the Dialectic stage, Rhetoric hones the ability to communicate and defend what one knows understands in a confident and compelling way.