Catholic classical education, also referred to as the liberal arts, is the oldest and most proven form of education. Catholic classical education is a tried-and-true method of learning that focuses on developing the mind and the soul; on growing in wisdom and virtue; and on promoting scholarship and discipleship. This is achieved by emphasizing the Trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric, as well as the study of Latin, math, sciences, and the fine arts. Catholic classical education integrates all subjects, resulting in faith-filled students who are knowledgeable, analytical, and articulate.
At St. Ignatius, our students are educated using a content-rich, rigorous Catholic classical curriculum, which uniquely prepares them for success in school and beyond. Students who are classically educated exhibit an increased desire to learn, become analytical and critical thinkers, and communicate skillfully.
A Catholic classical education seeks to educate the whole person by offering a well-rounded education built on the pillars of truth, beauty, and goodness.
Classical education has been proven to provide students with mastery and deep understanding of the world around them. Through classical education, students learn how to think logically and critically, how to communicate effectively, and how to pursue truth not only in school but across a lifetime.
At St. Ignatius, we teach students to seek what is good, true, and beautiful. Catholic classical education is rooted in a Catholic worldview–one that believes God is the Creator and that all knowledge is interconnected and points back to Him. Because all knowledge is from Him, it gives every subject value and purpose and can be taught in a way that glorifies and honors the Creator.
Our faith in Jesus Christ is incorporated into all academic subjects in order to permeate a joy-filled Catholic worldview in our school!
The grammar stage emphasizes mastery of the basics and knowledge acquisition. Children learn best in this stage through song, memorization, recitation, and repetition.
The logic stage emphasizes logic and reason. Students build on their wide knowledge base and are taught how to think critically, how to reason, and learn how to learn.
The rhetoric stage emphasizes effective communication and rational thought. Students are encouraged to read, learn, think, and communicate independently.