MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM GUIDE
Logic Stage – Developing Thinking Skills
We are often asked Why classical? The beauty of a classical education becomes most apparent in the School of Logic as our students transition from adolescence to young adulthood.
At Covenant, we desire for our students to have a love for God and a deep and meaningful relationship with Christ. As students better understand the gospel and God’s saving grace, they will live Christ-honoring lives impacting the world around them. Our classical curriculum is also designed to instill virtue in our students through chapel, mentoring groups, and Bible studies.
The foundation of the Logic Stage is logic itself, in which students learn to form arguments, order relationships, and analyze cause and effect. The principles of logic apply to a variety of academic disciplines, from math and science to the arts and humanities, strengthening students understanding in those areas. For example, logic strengthens writing as it allows students to methodically lay out their paragraphs in an English paper. It assists in computer classes, where students have to code for computer programming. Students recognize the value of logic as a life-long skill used in all areas of their lives.
During the Logic Stage, students begin forming worldviews and thinking for themselves. They are no longer content to accept what their parents have told them but desire to know truth for themselves, many times becoming argumentative. Classical education understands that this is a natural development in students if students are to become godly thinkers. Rather than running from this developmental stage, Covenant embraces it by giving students the tools they need to analyze and reason in an appropriate and gracious manner (we jokingly say that if a student is going to argue, give them the tools to argue well). Covenant’s middle school instructors instill in students a biblical worldview, ensuring students reason correctly and pointing students to truth, goodness, and beauty.