The Rhetoric program is the study of writing and speaking. Students are immersed in an interdisciplinary study of the natural integration of all bodies of knowledge which find their unity in Christ “in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3)
Reading Selections & Assignments
The maturing student (14+ ) begins to master the skills of language and logic. The selection of reading material and assignments are designed to show the connection between a host of disciplines including:
Latin (grammar and translation)
History (with attention to primary sources)
Literature (reading great books)
Logic (the art of argument)
Systematic Theology (11th or 12th)
Worldview (11th or 12th)
* Sayers Classical Academy has a 4-year academic rotation. The year your child begins, they will join the current rotation.
In addition to the integrated studies of the Rhetoric program, students will also take:
As the rhetoric student advances in the trivium, they can use language, both written and spoken, eloquently and persuasively, to express what they think; a natural yearning for young adults.
Students emerge as independent thinkers and communicators
With God’s grace and good guidance this stage should show the beginnings of creativeness, a reaching out towards a synthesis of what it already knows, and a deliberate eagerness to know and do one thing in preference to all others.
As a Christian, the student will want to use their knowledge to further advance the Kingdom of God, their primary goal being to persuade others to follow Christ.
For the Christian, a life of holiness and sacrifice will always speak louder than words. However, when such a life has been properly equipped to use the great tools of communication - persuasive speech and writing - God’s glory is known all the more.
Sayers Classical Academy admits students of any race, color, sex, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally available to all students. SCA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national, and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship program, and athletic and other SCA-administered programs.