Lower School

(K-4)

Grammar Stage

The first phase of a classical education is called the “Grammar Stage” because these are the years in which the building blocks for all other learning are laid, just as grammar is the foundation for language. This period of education is primarily concerned with the learning of facts: rules of phonics, rules of grammar, poems, the stories of history and literature, the facts of mathematics, etc.
  • Kindergarten

    Composition Grammar Phonics / Spelling / Vocabulary Penmanship Latin Literature
    Saxon K Saxon Phonics Latin Prayers and Hymns
    • Little Angel Reader A
    • Saxon Readers Kindergartin
    • McGuffey Readers
    History Geography Math Science Religion
    A Beka: Social Studies Saxon Math K Montessori Manipulative Image of God Series: Who am I?
  • First Grade

    Composition Grammar Phonics / Spelling / Vocabulary Penmanship Latin Literature
    Saxon K Saxon Phonics Latin Prayers and Hymns
    • Little Angel Reader A
    • Saxon Readers Kindergartin
    • McGuffey Readers
    History Geography Math Science Religion
    A Beka: Social Studies Saxon Math K Montessori Manipulative Image of God Series: Who am I?

Middle School

(5-8)

Logic Stage

The second phase of the classical education, the “Logic Stage,” is a time when the child begins to pay attention to the way facts fit together into a logical framework. During these years, the student begins Algebra and begins to apply logic to all academic subjects; the focus begins to shift from the simple absorption of information to analysis and synthesis.

Upper School

(9-12)

Rhetoric Stage

With the tools of grammar and logic sharpened the student practices the art of writing and speaking elegantly, persuasively, and with confidence. The students in the rhetoric stage study primary sources and the “Great Books” of Western Civilization. Socratic discussion holds pride of place as the learning method in the rhetoric stage.

Ville de Marie offers an education that encompasses the whole of God’s creation. There are six core classes offered in the upper school, Theology, English, History, Latin, Math and Science. English and History are combined with Literature and Philosophy to form a two-period block called humane letters. The Humane Letters classes work from the ancient Greek period as freshmen to the modern man as seniors. Students are also exposed to physical development in P.E. and creative development with schola and the fine arts. Students are exposed to the beauty of God through art, music and the gift of acting.