Training the Mind

Students in grades 7-8 are inquisitive about the world around them. As they embark on this time of young adulthood, they’re eager to know why. It is upon this framework that our teachers inspire students toward great achievement and deeper thinking. 

Working with the natural inclinations of young men and women and their desire to question, we train them how to challenge ideas effectively, yet with the love of Christ. Our classes are marked by ample discussion as students apply and hone their blossoming critical thinking skills, which are developed by our teachers in formal logic classes and every other subject. 

Each subject endeavors to develop something crucial in these students that will carry them through life: a well-trained mind. The curriculum is an array of thought-provoking, challenging works of literature, philosophical queries, and Biblical engagement.


  • Bible
  • Logic
  • Liberal Arts
  • Maturity
  • Traditions

Any area of knowledge, be it science, history, the arts, or ethics, must be grounded in what God has said. Students must also know how to rightly handle and apply the Scriptures. Old Testament and New Testament courses provide a larger historical, geographical, and cultural context for the Bible.

Logic is the study and practice of correct reasoning, which helps us make sense of everything around us. Through the study of logic, students sharpen their abilities to evaluate differing opinions, follow and refute an argument, pursue learning on their own, and defend their faith.

Students study the ordered relationship of the facts and ideas they learned during the Grammar School years. Students read great works of literature such as The Count of Monte Cristo and Henry V; continue their Latin studies; study Earth Science and the U.S. Constitution; and begin learning Algebra.

Students gain maturity in academics and character development. Students function more independently and help shepherd younger students. They are encouraged to volunteer to help meet school needs and participate in arts, athletics, and service endeavors.

Studies are enriched by unique traditions outside the classroom, including a camping adventure, Victorian Ball, Shakespeare production, and trips to Space Camp and Gettysburg.