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School of Rhetoric

When students reach high-school age, they become obsessed with appearances. How they are coming across to others becomes a primary concern. At this age when children are naturally concerned with presentation, the rhetoric stage teaches them how to present themselves in a pleasing way that accords with the facts and the correct interpretation of the facts.

At this stage, we will challenge the students to understand not only content, but to grasp the reasons why we study the different disciplines, the principles on which the academic disciplines operate, and how to effectively communicate these things to others. Here essays and self-study play important roles. We team to integrate the subjects and thus understand that all sciences are interrelated into a whole rather than a compartmentalized series of “things.”

For instance, in science and math, the goal is not only to master basic facts and principles, but also to learn their significance and to understand the historical development of mathematical and scientific thought, making the connections between these subjects and history and philosophy.


  • 9th Grade
  • 10th Grade
  • 11th Grade (Projected to begin in 2014-2015)
  • 12th Grade (Projected to begin in 2015-2016)
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