God has given parents the primary responsibility to educate their children. (Deuteronomy 6:4-7; Psalm 78:5-8; Proverbs 1:8-9; Ephesians 6:4)

RCS is a servant to the home by assisting parents in their covenant responsibilities to educate their children. Our educational approach upon the classical teaching model known as the Trivium, which caters to the student’s natural capacity for certain types of learning at each different stage. 

Trivium: The Heart of a Classical Education

Redeemer Christian School bases its educational approach upon the classical teaching model known as the Trivium, which divides the educational life of a student into three stages.  Each stage emphasizes the student’s natural capacity for certain types of learning:

The Grammar Stage

  • Grades K – 5th
  • Builds academic skills of reading, composition, mathematics, and vocabulary of subjects 
  • Emphasizes the chronological learning and memorization of essential facts, such as:
    • Dates, timelines, places, Bible verses in song and chant, hands-on projects, drama, etc. 
    • Children genuinely find joy in discovering, reciting, and demonstrating what they have learned 

The Logic Stage

  • Grades 6th – 8th
  • Follows a foundation of the grammar stage and includes the study of ordered relationships between subjects, sound reasoning and thinking, mechanics and patterns of language and the framework of subjects 
  • During the logic stage, students study formal logic, Latin, lab sciences, elements of grammar and composition, research skills, and Bible study methods

The Rhetoric Stage 

  • Grades 9th – 12th
  • Refines the students’ skills of using and articulating knowledge, logically, clearly and persuasively
  • Continued chronological studies of literature, Christian apologetics, history, mathematics, and science, and adds to them the study of philosophy, theology, and classical rhetoric
  • The capstone of their study is a written and orally defended senior thesis

Education is not a subject, and it does not deal in subjects. It is instead the transfer of a way of life.

G.K. Chesterton