History

The history department at LCS focuses on training its students in traditional historical inquiry, resting on a strong foundation of historical grammar and literacy. In order to achieve these goals, the history department relies heavily on primary documents drawn from the narrative of the western tradition. Students are required to read and write and begin writing individual research papers in sixth grade. Beginning in seventh grade, students write and prepare a five-to-seven page research paper, and many choose to present those papers at the regional and state levels of the National History Day competition. Students have other opportunities to be involved with the western tradition, including Medieval, Renaissance, and Colonial Days. These events involve student research and performance, and also include dress, cuisine, and literature. Older students prepare original presentations for Classical Night, which is open to the community. For two consecutive years, students have participated in a major reenactment of a Civil War battle. Students are encouraged to engage in history with depth and passion, in order to place themselves rationally and firmly in their own world.

English

The English department establishes a solid foundation in literacy through the Riggs phonics program, followed by grammar and composition instruction in the upper school. Additionally, students engage in classic texts from the Core Knowledge sequence and the classical high school curriculum.

Science

In addition to lectures, the science department provides students with many hands-on experiences. These include labs in physics, biology and chemistry. In addition, students in both the upper and elementary schools are given the opportunity to dissect parts of animals, including a heart and a star fish.

Mathematics

Math is an integral part of a classical education, and it is a universal language spoken across many fields of study. As such, math teachers must collaborate with teachers from other subjects-something that Loveland Classical Schools does well.

The music department at LCS teaches students music history, music theory and performance skills so that they may better perform, listen to, and appreciate music. Students in grades K-8 have the opportunity to learn about different periods and composers throughout music history. They also learn how to read music through a fun-loving approach that involves playing instruments, singing, and composition. Students in the upper school have the opportunity to participate in vocal or instrumental music classes, where they learn how to better themselves as musicians and work as members of the group.


Physical Education

The physical education department seeks to equip students for a lifetime spent in the pursuit of fitness and health. The skills taught in P.E. include spatial awareness and locomotor movements, as well as advanced sports training and vigorous personal fitness regimens.

Art

The LCS art department holds close the belief that every child can learn to draw. Through a variety of media, styles, subject matter, and exposure to art history’s vast movements and styles, students have multiple avenues to gain experience and appreciation of art.

Language

Language is the common tool used by a culture to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas. It shapes an individual’s relationships with other people, and different languages shape those relationships differently.

A classically educated student should understand the way language is embedded within cultural practices and world views. To this end, LCS provides students with classes in Spanish, Latin, Greek, French and German.

The classical languages, Latin and Greek, train minds in the foundation of our Western tradition. Acquisition of Latin and Greek provides students with insight into the English language, the Romance languages, and the vocabularies of law and science. Most importantly, knowledge of classical languages grants students access into the minds of the greatest thinkers spanning the entire history of Western civilization.