Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
The Grammar Stage: Grades K-6
In the Grammar stage, roughly equivalent to the elementary years, we capture a young child’s innate capacity to memorize and retain information by teaching underlying facts and relationships in each subject. Teaching methods used at this stage of learning include chants, jingles, rhymes, and songs that make facts easier to memorize and remember, as well as learning experiences that nurture curiosity and creativity. During this period, we focus on “the basics;” that is, the fundamental teaching of Holy Scripture, phonetic reading, mathematics, grammar, history, language studies, the arts, and introductory science.
The Logic Stage: Grades 7-8
In the Logic stage, we emphasize connections and interrelations. We study the why and how of each subject. The study of formal logic (fallacies and syllogisms) and the art of debate begin. Students in these years develop the capacity for more abstract thought, as they expand on the knowledge base acquired during the grammar stage. Now, however, emphasis is placed on using these facts to create proper sentences, to define terms and eliminate ambiguity, and to detect fallacies. Students at this age love to question and debate. To equip them to argue correctly, we teach students properly to construct and critique valid arguments, to recognize logical fallacies, to identify critical underlying assumptions, and to develop sound reasoning skills.
The Rhetoric Stage: Grades 9-12
In the Rhetoric stage, students synthesize their acquired knowledge and skills by articulate expression of their own ideas. Classical education is incomplete without the final phase of acquiring wisdom and developing the capacity for beauty and clarity of expression. Students in this stage take positions on issues and argue for these positions using cogent, articulate, and persuasive communication. Discussion and analysis of controversial and fundamental issues and philosophies will continue from the Logic stage. Students will be required to critically examine the assumptions and conclusions intrinsic to their own philosophies and those of the world around them. They will be immersed in the best of literature, the arts, history, theology, philosophy, science, and mathematics.
Lakewood Presbyterian School is an independent, Board-governed school composed of appointed members. The overall responsibility of the Board is to advance the long-term viability of the school in accordance with its stated objectives and mission.
Board of Directors
Lakewood Presbyterian School is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the members of the Session of Lakewood Presbyterian Church.
The Headmaster is appointed by the Board to be the chief administrator of the school.
The Elementary Principal works collaboratively with the elementary teachers to lead the school, shepherd growth, and initiate school improvement.
Accreditation and Affiliation
Lakewood Presbyterian School is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). For more information, visit https://classicalchristian.org/
Lakewood Presbyterian School is also a member of Texas Christian Athletic Fellowship (TCAF) for high school, and Christian Schools Athletic Fellowship (CSAF) for middle school and elementary.