The distinguishing mark of the educated person is mastery of the English language in reading, writing, and speaking. These multifaceted skills require many years to reach a high level and are greatly enhanced by the study of Latin. Students study English grammar and vocabulary in both English and Latin classes.
An essential component in the development of superior language skills is the study of good literature, which provides models of correct English and excellence in writing. The ear and eye are trained by constant exposure to good English usage. Students learn best by imitation.
English grammar, usage, and composition are taught yearly. Students in grade 6 study from Memoria Press’ English Grammar Recitation. In grades 7-12 we use Classical Composition, published by Memoria Press.
The ability to write with clarity, beauty, and power is further developed by our logic and rhetoric curriculum, which is an extension of English and counts as English credits.