The Logic Stage

7th and 8th Grade

Students are transitioning from learning the grammar or fundamental rules of each subject and are ready to ask the questions “how” and “why.” The knowledge and the facts they have learned coupled with experience of the world give them the ability to evaluate, analyze, and think logically about different areas of study. Logic students learn to define terms accurately, identify key components of an argument, organize their thoughts, avoid fallacies, and detect fallacies in other’s arguments.  


-Logic helps us think rationally.
-Logic helps us understand what we believe and why we believe it.
-Logic helps us recognize and refute poor arguments.
-Logic helps us contend for our Faith.

“Logic is foundational to all learning; it is the art by which all communication is ordered. Specifically, logic is one of the three liberal arts, along with grammar and rhetoric. These three arts are present in all communication, each depending upon and interconnected with the other two. Grammar without logic is meaningless words; logic without grammar is empty order. And both need rhetoric in order to be expressed.

Practically speaking the study of logic prepares students to resist propaganda, to argue well, and to distinguish between scholarly and slipshod writing. But most importantly, ‘Logic is given by God for the purpose of ordering His revelation to us. The ability to reason is necessarily presupposed in every revelation. God has given us minds that use logic for the same reason He has given us eyes that see, in order we might grasp his word.’ ”

-Repairing the Ruins by Jim Nance

Filled with thought provoking texts and beautiful literature.


7th Curriculum
The Book of the Ancient World, The Story, The Bible as One Continuous Story of God and His People
The Book of the Ancient Greeks
The Book of Virtues
19th-20th Century American Poetry and Short Stories
Treasure Island
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Wind in the Willows Writing and Rhetoric: Encomium & Vituperation
Writing and Rhetoric: Comparison
Logic: The Art of Argument
Fourth Form Latin / Henle I Translations
World Geography
Exploring Planet Earth

8th Curriculum
The Book of the Ancient Romans
The Book of Virtues
The Jewish Wars
Intertestamental Period
The Book of Acts
Poetry, Prose, & Drama (Old English & Medieval Periods)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Hound of Baskerville
Writing and Rhetoric: Description & Impersonation
Writing and Rhetoric: Thesis
Logic: The Discovery of Deduction
Latin Henle I Honors
Algebra I Honors
Physical Science Choir