Rolling Acres School's curriculum reflects the classical and medieval model of the trivium—grammar, logic, and rhetoric—and quadrivium—arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy—, as well as the traditions of great books discussion. We offer classical courses for Middle School and High School students in seven different course categories, and provide economic enrollment bundles for those wishing to take more than one class.
Great Books and Literature
Students read primary works from Catholic & Western Civilization and discuss them in a round-table format, thus joining in the "Great Conversation." Students learn to read, listen, speak, relish, and explore the true, good, and beautiful things that "our tradition" has to offer. The conversations engage with the history of ideas in a dynamic and classical way and help students know why the truth is as it is.
Logic, Rhetoric and More
The "three ways" or Trivium are the language arts of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. Grammar is covered in Latin. In Logic students learn the art of expressing correct reasoning using grammar. In Rhetoric students learn the art of communicating "well." In Methods & Division of the Sciences students are oriented toward the use of these tools in the pursuit of wisdom.