Logos partners with families to provide a Christian and Classical Education on a Half-Day Model.
Logos begins with the conviction that Christian faith should inform every area of life. This means that education will be greatly improved when conducted under the Lordship of Christ, with attention to the affections of the heart as well as the understanding of the mind. We therefore begin each day at Logos with a chapel service, which includes prayer, Bible reading, short reflections, and song. Our curriculum incorporates Christian content throughout, including study of the Bible, theology, Christian history, and Christian literature. Finally, the faculty is composed of Christians who are dedicated to the education of the next generation of faithful leaders.
A classical education is distinguished from modern education by both 1) content (subjects taught) and 2) form (stages of learning).
1) The classical difference in content is straightforward: study of classical languages, classical literature, and emphasis on primary texts. At Logos, the first classical language students learn is Greek, both because it is the language of the New Testament, and also because it is the language that structures most academic disciplines. Students with prior experience in Latin will have a leg up, as the two languages have similar grammatical structure and much shared vocabulary.
2) The classical difference in form is equally important, but less understood. In classical education, students progress not only through multiple subject matters; they also pass through three discrete stages in learning. These stages — Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric — build upon each other and correspond to the developing capabilities of the child. Grammar concerns the ability to know and use language, Logic the construction of arguments with language, and Rhetoric the communication of persuasive argument with language. By progressing through these stages, the student acquires the tools of learning and is prepared for a lifetime of inquiry.
The Logos school day runs from 8:00 AM through 12:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. We deliberately selected this half-day model, over a full-day model, because it better reflects the learning capabilities of children. Children are not made to sit in classes for an entire day. Moreover, the half-day model allows Logos to focus on academics in its scheduling and staffing decisions, in contrast to many full-day schools.
The half-day model also honors the role of the family in education. No school can replace the love and motivational power of a family. The function of a school is rather to complement these primary gifts with an expert and caring faculty, so as to work together for the education of the child.
All Logos families register with the state of Louisiana as a home-school; Logos then partners with them in the provision of a rigorous academic program. Because the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education accredits home-schools, Logos students will be able to qualify for TOPS
Tinity Rector Peter Johnston serves as the Headmaster of Logos Academy. Peter is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Divinity School, and is pursuing a PhD from UL-Lafayette with research on the poetry of John Milton. He lives in Broussard with his wife Carla and their four children.
Trinity Associate Rector Nathan White also teaches at Logos Academy.