Classical. Flexible. Catholic. Catholic Schoolhouse’s Dialectic & Rhetoric Programs:
Catholic Schoolhouse engages the whole person, with simple goals that focus on what teens need:
• Grow in virtue in the company of others striving to be saints
• Study the true, good, and beautiful
• Prepare students to enter adulthood with the courage and confidence to fulfill their God-given mission
• Latin: Latin prayers, famous phrases, structure, and Latin & Greek roots
• Composition: IEW history-based writing lessons (dialectic), Lost Tools of Writing (rhetoric)
• Speech: Presentations and memorized selections from history
• Literature: Quarterly book discussions including poetry with additional titles for at-home reading
• History Timeline: Timeline notebook utilizing summarization, speaking, and analysis skills
• Catholic Culture and Virtue: Interaction-based historical connections with culture, virtue, and the arts
• Geography: Selections in geography studied through drawing and discussion
• Fine Arts: Hands-on projects and seminars focusing on art, music, and culture
• Science Lab: Twelve hands-on labs (dialectic)
• Rigor Courses: US Government, Logic, Economics (rotating through each Tour – rhetoric)
• Socratic Seminar: Discussions from history, science, Church documents, and the arts (rhetoric)
As shared on our Home Page, a specific goal of Catholic Schoolhouse that allows families to thrive is maintaining family unity. An example of how we do this with so many ages and class levels is:
- The pre-grammar students will be doing an activity based on Rome.
- The grammar students will be memorizing the history sentence and timeline events about Rome and learning Roman Numerals.
- The Dialectic students will be doing a hands-on group project about Rome.
- The Rhetoric students will be having a Socratic discussion about the impact of Roman Empire on the world.
Want to learn even more? Come visit classes during our spring audit days or link here for detailed information for each Tour.