Classical education is an invitation
to join the "Great Conversation."

The curriculum at CDA is taught classically through an approach to learning known as trivium. The trivium consists of the three arts of language: grammar, logic, and rhetoric. We can think of these as arts of reading and writing well, and communicating well. In more recent times these arts have been connected with stages of child development.
A Classical Education is…
  • Christ-Centered.
  • Focused on the cultivation of wisdom and virtue.
    • “For wisdom is better than rubies; all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.” (Proverbs 8)
    • “Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue..” (2 Peter 1:5)
  • An apprenticeship in the arts of language and number leading to wisdom.
    • Trivium – The arts and skills of language (Grammar, Logic, Rhetoric)
    • Quadrivium – The arts and skills of number (Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, Astronomy)
  • Timeless and Traditional.
    • The Scriptures
    • Literature, Poetry, and Drama
    • History and The Natural World
    • Music and Art
Students from PK4 through 12th grade complete a
rigorous, biblically integrated course of study.

Students study history chronologically from the beginning to modern times. This allows the student to see the hand of God at work in the world, and it provides an outline for all other study- literature, art, music, math, and science. Students read the best authors such as Homer, Dante, Shakespeare and Dickens. This not only encourages critical reasoning and sharpens students' writing abilities, but also develops the moral imagination as students grow in their love for what is good, true, and beautiful. In math and science, God's order is found to be readily apparent.
A classical education is the most proven historic
framework for study. It's clearly the direction that best
leads students to see and understand what is great
about what is true, good, and beautiful. Will you join us
in the "Great Conversation"?


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