The English department establishes a solid foundation in literacy through LCS’ phonics-based reading 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.
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.
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.