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Middle School (5-8)

Trivium s 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.

5-8 Curriculum Chart
5th Grade 6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Composition Classical Composition: Progymnasmata Classical Composition: Progymnasmata Classical Composition: Progymnasmata Classical Composition: Progymnasmata
Grammar Seton English Books 5 Grammar Seton English Books 6 Grammar Voyages in English 7 Grammar and Logic Voyages in English 8 Grammar and Logic
Phonics/Spelling Seton Spelling 5 Seton Spelling 6
Penmanship Seton Handwriting 5 Seton Handwriting 6
Vocabulary Sadlier Vocabulary 5 Sadlier Vocabulary A Sadlier Vocabulary B Sadlier Vocabulary C
Latin Latina Christiana I Latina Christiana II Latin Henle I Latin Henle II
  • Island of the Blue Dolphin
  • Where the Red Fern Grows
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
  • The Winged Watchman
  • Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • The Door in the Wall
  • The Secret Garden
  • Number the Stars
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Outlaws of Ravenhurst
  • The Miracle Worker
  • Brighty of the Grand Canyon
  • St. Isaac and the Indians
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
  • Number the Stars
  • The Hobbit
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Rifles for Watie
  • The Bronze Bow
  • Treasure Island
  • The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner
  • The Strange Case of dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
  • Silas Marner
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Merchant of Venice
  • St. Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • Around the World in Eighty Days
  • Johnny Tremain
  • The Red Bad of Courage
  • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Uncle Tom's Cabin
  • Long Road to Gettysburg
  • The Call of the Wild
  • The Old Man and the Sea
  • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
History Ignatius Press: From Sea to Shining Sea (American History) Ignatius Press: All Ye Lands (World History) Ignatius Press: Light to the Nations I Ignatius Press: Light to the Nations II
Geography Continental Press: Map Skills E Continental Press: Map Skills F World Geography Geography of the Americas
Math A Beka: Arithmetic 5 A Beka: Arithmetic 6 Saxon: Algebra ½ Saxon: Algebra 1
Science Apologia: Zoology I Apologia: Zoology II Exploring Creation with Physical Science, Wile Life Science–All Creatures Great and Small, Spear
Religion Faith & Life Series: Credo – I Believe Faith & Life Series: Following Christ
  • Faith & Life Series: Life of Grace
  • Sacred Scripture: New Testament & Psalms
  • Faith & Life Series: Our Life in the Church
  • Sacred Scripture: New Testament & Psalms