Educational Philosophy

Classical Presentation

Grammar Stage

  • Primary, K-1
  • Early Elementary, 2-4
  • Upper Elementary, 4-6

Logic Stage

  • Middle School, 6-8

Rhetoric Stage

  • Plans for grades 9-12 in 2018

Classical Education Overview

Individual Emphasis

Achievement and ability focused

    • Students will take placement exams in order to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Students will not be educated by their age but by their achievement and ability in the areas of math, writing, and reading.
    • Mixed aged groupings for electives will provide dynamic perspectives in the classrooms

Small class sizes

Time at home/tutorial allows for remediation or advanced application

Optimally Delivered

At each point, students will be pressed to achieve and instruction will emphasize the joy of learning for a lifetime. Students may attend GCA for one class, a few classes, or 1-3 days worth of direct instruction. The remaining time will allow students to work independently on assigned projects, pursue individual interests, attend activities to bring learning to life, master difficult concepts, and/or have increased time for learning with family.

Please see the course page for more information on scheduling.