Our School of Logic includes grades 5-8 wherein students will begin to connect the foundational facts and skills learned in the grammar stage and to discover relationships between them. As students move beyond the basic skills of reading, writing, math, history, and science, they have a framework to allow them to think critically and look for patterns and relationships in the areas of study. In addition, both classical education and the UMS approach emphasize the development of wisdom and virtuous character.
The logic stage builds upon the grammar stage by going beyond basic information (who, what, when, where) to seeking to answer the “why” of a subject. During adolescence, a student’s capacity for abstract thought grows tremendously. They naturally tend to question information at this time in their development; therefore, students in this stage are taught to analyze, reason, question, evaluate, and critique in order to gain understanding. Logic, the art of reasoning and arguing correctly, is also taught during the logic stage.