This age loves to memorize facts using songs, chants, rhythm, or rhyme so our methodology employs these tools to teach students factual material including: oceans and continents, multiplication tables, selected Shakespeare, Latin paradigms, English parts
In this stage, the teaching becomes more Socratic. Teachers begin discussion using a broad open-ended question. Then, as the students attempt to answer, the teacher guides them to the correct, logical answer. Socratic teaching is highly effective, but i
Rhetoric Stage students are learning confidence, eloquence, and grace as they enjoy the final stage of our process. As they explore the Great Ideas, mathematics, and science, they will also be equipped in sound doctrine and apologetics. The culmination
By D. Matthew Allen
On the wall in the front office of Paideia Classical Christian School is hung a plaque that lists the members of the founding board and founding families. My wife Konnie and I are the last ones standing. We are the last founding family still involved at the school. Since 2006, I have served as a director (and then director emeritus) of the school, along with teaching upper school Bible classes on a volunteer basis.
In 2006, when Paideia opened its doors for the first time, I wrote an article entitled “Why Choose Paideia.” You can read it here. At the time, my daughters were in sixth an... Read More
“Our family has been attending Paideia since 2015 and currently have a 5th and 2nd grader at the school. From the beginning, we can honestly say our experience has been amazing! Throughout our time at the school, we have had the opportunity to interact with the administration, faculty, and staff of the school in all facets. In every one of these conversations, it is readily apparent that they absolutely love their jobs teaching our children and are faithfully committed to their work. It has been a joy watching our children grow in knowledge and diligence. Even at the grammar school level, it is not uncommon for them to come home discussing a concept or a set of facts that I didn't even know! Having our children in a classical Christian environment has been an absolute blessing... Read More
“Our family has been attending Paideia since 2015 and currently have a 5th and 2nd grader at the school. From the beginning, we can... Read More