The Classical Tools of Learning
Trinity is a classical school,
A school that equips students with the proven tools of learning from our great traditions—the tools of thinking and communication—
To meet the tough challenges of the future
With the wisdom and understanding of those who have
gone before us,
So that the Trinity graduate knows how to learn and enjoys learning for a lifetime.
The Arts of Learning
The Greeks were the first to discover the arts of learning: from the top down, through contemplation and reflection on the First Things; and, in contrast, from the bottom up, through discovery that begins with the particulars and makes meaning out of many things. Trinity School's education honors deductive and inductive learning, helping students to learn how to learn and to enter the great conversation that began long ago and continues with every new generation.
The Tradition of the Liberal Arts
The liberal arts, those metaskills of learning by which we become what we are: human beings free to know and understand their world—these liberal arts were traditionally seven in number, of which the first three were foundational to all the others, the trivium of grammar, logic, and rhetoric. All learning depends upon the mastery of these metaskills, and at Trinity School we practice these three at every level of our children's education, until students become masters of the arts of learning.
Articles of Interest
A Liberal Education?, Chip Denton
A Steep Good, Chip Denton
An Education of Classical Proportions, Chip Denton
Classical and Christian, Chip Denton
The Education of Abraham Lincoln, Chip Denton
The Lost Tools of Learning, Dorthy Sayers
Only Connect, William Cronon
The Purpose of Education, Martin Luther King, Jr.