Logic School (7-8) Distinctives
The Veritas Logic School builds on a strong Lower School foundation, continuing and expanding on its core distinctives: an integration of the Christian worldview, quality instruction in core academic disciplines, extensive training in reading and writing and the study of Latin language and Western culture.
In the middle grades, students move from concrete to more abstract thinking. Thus, students have a greater appetite and capacity to discuss, debate, and argue over issues both great and small. The Veritas Logic School is a place of inquiry and dialogue, geared to meet the intense curiosity of these students. Teachers lead students in interactive class discussions, prompting them to think deeper about issues and ideas, and training students in civility and persuasion when expressing their opinions in both spoken and written word.
In 7th and 8th grade Logic class, students learn how to construct sound arguments, to identify logical fallacies, and to think critically about issues. Emphasis is placed on the development of composition skills in order for students to be able to communicate their ideas with proper grammar, structure, logic, and clarity.
Logic School students take history and literature courses designed to deepen understanding of great ideas and cultural change. Students delve into primary sources and the Great Books to explore the relationship between actions and consequences found in history and fiction.
The study of Latin provides many proven benefits including increased vocabulary skills, advanced thinking skills, and a foundation for the study of other languages. The understanding of Latin culture provides a critical context to understanding our Western cultural heritage.
These students also expand their study of art and music to hone their skills of creativity and beautiful expression.