CC Overview

Classical Curriculum

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 courses for Middle School and High School students in eight course categories, and provide economic enrollment bundles for those wishing to take more than one class.


Course Categories

Great Books

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. Readings include literature, theology, and philosophy.

Latin

Students learn the Latin language and advanced grammar skills, studying  the parts and pieces of Latin language, which is the first leg of the mediaeval trivium. Latin also opens up the student to the living language of the Church and Her vast library of contributing authors.

Trivium~Philosophy~Theology

Grammar in Latin.  In Logic (TPT 1) the art of reasoning.  In Rhetoric (TPT 2) the art of communicating.  In Nature, Man, & Science (TPT 3) these tools seek wisdom and to know the self.  In Natural Theology & Law (TPT 4), ascent to the heights of reason. In Revealed Theology (TPT 5) reason is crowned by revelation.

Composition

Writing through imitation, peer assessment, and multiple drafts of a variety of composition types.  Topics integrate with Great Books courses.

History

The narrative tale of the past provides context for grasping ideas and moral guidance for future choices.  History readings integrate with the Great Books sequence.

Mathematics

Quantitative Science provides the gateway into theology and the key to reading the codes of the book of nature.

Science

We focus on the wonder of nature, disciplined scientific method, and operate from an Aristotelian-Thomistic realist philosophical perspective.

Modern Languages

The base of Latin is supplemented with courses available in German and French.


Additional Enrollment Options