The Paideia School of Tampa Bay - Disciples, Scholars, and Citizens
This Classical Christian model equips the student to live purposefully in the service of God and man. Education is the cultivation of wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty so that the student may glorify God and enjoy him forever.
The School is distinctly Classical. As such, we employ the time-proven method of the Trivium in education, the essence of which is the Language Arts. The goal of this Trivium-based pedagogical program is to educate students not primarily in what to think, but in how to think: thoroughly, maturely and biblically - in other words, to equip them with the tools of learning. The framework of this educational program encompasses three distinct and progressive stages of childhood development, each named for one of the disciplines of the Trivium and each emphasizing a primary mode of teaching and certain helpful teaching methods.
- The Grammar stage studies the facts and rules of various subjects and disciplines in order to build a foundation of knowledge. Questions of who, what, where, and when are the focus.
- The Dialectic stage brings factual data into ordered relationships, both within and across subjects and disciplines. The goal is to equip students with the thinking skills necessary to recognize sound arguments and ideas, and to detect and correct fallacious ones. This stage addresses the questions of how and why,
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