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Starting School of Rhetoric (High School) enrollment now for 2025-26 school year! 

We started the slow but dependable journey of adding one grade one year at a time in 2016 and will continue to do so until our first class graduates in 2029! Our 9th grade class starts in the 2025-26 school year!

Challenging, Authentic, Focused

High school students need a unique environment. They want to be independent but still need guidance. Legacy will work to achieve a healthy balance of this inside our classrooms. Learning at this stage is the culmination of the first two stages of classical education, grammar and logic, while introducing and mastering the final component, the rhetoric stage. High school prepares students to gather, analyze and finally, synthesize information. They practice the skill of communicating original ideas humbly, clearly, and persuasively.  These are the marks of leadership and wisdom.

Legacy students will use the logic training they receive in middle school to analyze their world, including the bombardment of emotionally-charged media. Through Rhetoric classes our students gain the skills to analyze any argument. This allows them to respond in a way that is wholly logical, sound, and true.  As we add the high school years to our school, it will include:

  • In-depth classes and coursework
  • Lasting, deep friendships
  • Leadership opportunities and training
  • Intentional faith integration in all classes
  • Competitive athletics program
  • Distinguished fine arts

Teaching Methods will include:

  • Analysis and application of timeless truths into current issues
  • True research-based writing
  • Primary source texts in history, science, literature, and government
  • Infusion of wisdom into students' worldview

High school students at Legacy will:

  • Study formal Rhetoric for each year, grades 9-12
  • Study English, History, Math and Science
  • Recognize how philosophical movements affect historical events
  • Understand major worldviews (Christian, Marxist, Islamic, Humanist, Post-Modern)
  • Study major Science theories from a scientific, historical and philosophical perspective
  • Participate in fine arts and performing arts 
  • Study two years of world languages (plus one year of Latin required)
  • Elevate research, writing, and speaking skills
  • Regularly use technology as a research and communications tool
  • Study the Bible from a literary, historical, philosophical and faith perspective
  • Junior and Senior Thesis
  • In 11th and 12th grades, Legacy students complete original thesis papers on controversial subjects of their own choosing.