In the third phase of the Trivium, students focus on learning to express themselves with excellence. The knowledge which they have acquired in the grammar years and learned to analyze in the dialectic stage is now polished and presented in the rhetoric period. These later high school years are a time of learning to communicate and present knowledge in a manner in which students inspire their audiences toward truth, goodness, and beauty.
The culmination of the rhetoric student’s hard work is the Senior Thesis project – an opportunity to bring together skills in research, logic, writing, and oration as each student presents an argument to the school community and a panel of judges.
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