As a classical Christian school, Rochester Classical Academy (RCA) will have many features that distinguish it from other educational offerings. One of these features—the Trivium—forms the structure of the entire Classical Christian Education (CCE) experience. The Trivium is the division of the K-12 years into three distinct stages: Grammar, Dialectic (also known as Logic), and Rhetoric. Each stage has particular features that are emphasized above but not to the exclusion of features found in the other stages.
The Trivium is based on the recognition that God has built us all in a particular way with phases of development that are an essential part of what it means to be human. Therefore, an educational model that puts God at the center should respect and embrace His design for humanity.
Each successive stage of the Trivium builds on the last with the goal of forming students who are well-equipped to take on any body of knowledge and build the kingdom in their families, their communities, and their professions.