School of Logic

The Trinitas School of Logic includes grades 7-9 and corresponds to the logic or dialectic stage of the trivium. In the logic phase, the focus is on instilling in the student not only knowledge, but also understanding, putting together concepts and facts into relationships and learning the “why” of each subject. Students continue their Latin and begin study of formal logic in the 8th grade.

Seventh Grade

Bible – The Old Testament: Pentateuch  and How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee
Magna Traditio (Literature & History)

  • The Iliad of Homer
  • The Aeneid by Virgil
  • Herotodus’ Histories
  • D’aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
  • I & II Samuel
  • Livy’s Early History of Rome
  • Phaedo by Plato
  • Julius Caesar by Shakespeare
  • The Horse and His Boy by Lewis
  • Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress
  • Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Baum
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass by Carroll

Writing – The Progymnasmata: Refutation, Confirmation, Commonplace
Foreign Language – Henle Latin (Latin IV)
Math – Pre-Algebra
Logic – Keyboarding
Science – General Science
Physical Education – Team Sports I
Music – Theory/Choral
Art – Composition: Acrylics

Eighth Grade

Bible – The Old Testament: Historical books and Far as the Curse is Found by Williams
Magna Traditio (Literature & History)

  • The Confessions of St. Augustine
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Milton’s Paradise Lost
  • Eusebius’ Church History
  • Luther’s 95 Theses
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare
  • Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo
  • Athanasius’ On the Incarnation
  • Canterbury Tales
  • Beowulf
  • Lord of the Rings Trilogy by Tolkien
  • Mere Christianity by Lewis
  • The Screwtape Letters by Lewis

Writing – Progymnasmata: Encomium, Invectives
Foreign Language – Henle Latin (Latin V)
Math – Algebra I
Logic – Formal Logic I
Science – Physical Science
Physical Education – Team Sports II
Music – Theory/Choral
Art – 3D Art/Sculpture

Ninth Grade

Bible – The Old Testament: Wisdom Literature & Doctrine of the Christian Life by John Frame
Magna Traditio (Literature & History)

  • Rousseau’s The Social Contract
  • E. Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Dickens
  • Frankenstein by Shelley
  • C. S. Lewis’ God in the Dock
  • Federalist Papers/Founding Documents
  • New England Primer
  • Machiavelli The Prince
  • Hamlet by Shakespeare
  • Henry V  by Shakespeare
  • Pride and Prejudice by Austen
  • Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Twain
  • The Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne
  • The Ball & The Cross by G.K. Chesterton

Writing – Introduction to Composition
Foreign Language – Henle Latin (Latin VI)
Math – Algebra II
Logic – Formal Logic II: Fallacies and Arguments
Science – Biology
Physical Education – Team Sports III
Music – Music Theory I
Art – Advanced Drawing [III]