The School of Wisdom is the junior/senior high school program. Socrates said, "Wisdom begins in Wonder." The School of Wisdom draws upon an established body of wonder to cultivate wise and virtuous thinkers and communicators for the benefit of their fellow man to the glory of God.

Because we believe the arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric are integral to a students’ growth in wisdom and virtue, the School of Wisdom emphasizes the following:

In all six strands (literature, logic, history, latin, science, and math), we emphasize the three-fold approach to read, reflect and respond. Emphasis is placed upon reading quality materials that the students ponder and reflect on in their own words. The students are then prepared to respond in class with discussion and questions.

In all strands, we emphasize learning through discussion, a practice first instituted by Socrates. We pursue Socratic discussion and learning through asking questions and seeking answers.

We pursue close reading of texts which have inspired and called forth the best in humanity. We emphasize the collection of noteworthy writing through commonplace books and the reflected responses through narration and essay writing.

We pursue ordered thinking through the study of logic and see the growth of logical arguments through the practice of speech and debate. We practice speaking with clarity and persuasion.

We pursue a full-bodied understanding of history through in-depth study of philosophy, economics, cultural movements, political events, and religious movements. Students collect and ponder dates, creating their own timelines for each year of Wisdom. Students write, narrate, and present on all facets of historical inquiry.

We pursue a wonder-filled exploration of the natural sciences, understanding and teaching them with an emphasis on God’s design throughout creation. Students write, draw, and speak about scientific ideas as well as observing  through laboratory experiments.

We pursue a deeper understanding of words and meaning through the study of Latin which has been the language of the West since the Roman empire. In studying Latin, we understand the ideas and concepts that have formed western culture and also insight into our English language through continued grammatical study.

In all studies, we seek to train virtuous students who practice prudence, temperance, fortitude, justice, faith, hope and charity in all their pursuits.

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