School of Grammar

Throughout each year in the School of Grammar, classically educated children learn the factual foundation of each subject that will serve as pegs for more complex learning in the Schools of Logic and Rhetoric.

During the Prima through Fourth Level of the School of Grammar (Kindergarten – 4th grade), children are particularly adept at memorization and naturally absorb information.

Young children learn songs, rhymes, and recite facts with relative ease. Because young children are so eager to memorize, we challenge them by providing substantial subject matter for them to commit to memory.

At Parnassus, students learn the factual foundation of the subjects which are taught through songs, rhymes, and recitation. They learn the rules of phonics, spelling and grammar; the facts of history and geography; the vocabulary and grammar of world languages; and the foundations of science and mathematics. They also learn the basics of music and art and learn to appreciate their beauty.


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Instructional Methods

The kind of instructional methods utilized by teachers will depend on the Trivium stage that is being taught. Because the goal of the Grammar Stage (Prima – Fourth Level Grammar) is to lay a solid knowledge foundation, instructional methods used in this stage of the Trivium are those that most effectively accomplish that goal.

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Our School of Grammar scholars have a challenging and fun curriculum that encompasses mathematics, language arts, history, geography, science, art, music, Latin, Spanish, and more! We leverage the students’ love of learning and provide them with a feast of subjects to delight their learning palates!

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