The Rhetoric School (Grades 9-12) is the pinnacle of the trivium in PreK-12 Classical education. In the Rhetoric School, students begin to seek wisdom through the content they are learning. Mastery of this stage requires the articulation of learning through oral and written expression. For CDA students this includes, but is not limited to, speeches, debates, papers, working with original source documents, and proofs in mathematics.
Rhetoric students in the Signature Program attend core classes either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Rhetoric students in the Five Day program are scheduled for a combination of core classes and learning center times Monday through Thursday. These students can also take advantage of all school-year electives which are included in the Five Day Program tuition.
On Fridays, Rhetoric School students have science labs, House meetings
, and electives
such as Musical Theater, Choir, Woodworking, and many others.
The CDA Dallas Campus is currently building our Rhetoric School with our trailblazing Class of 2024. We currently offer 9th and 10th grades in the 2021-22 school year. We are adding 11th grade in 2022-23, and 12th grade in 2023-24.