With an array of hands on experiences, our Classic program focuses on building cognitive performance through a rich curriculum and stimulating learning environment. Young students readily learn rhymes, stories, language, vocabulary, arithmetic, and facts. As knowledge grows, students want to know not just “what” but “why.” They learn logic and critical thinking skills through reading ideas and arguments of others, by contemplating knowledge, truth, and ideas, and by discussing and practicing. Mature students learn rhetoric to express their ideas eloquently and persuade others. With rich learning opportunities, leadership roles, and focused enrichment classes, our students gain a sense of self-reliance and independence.
Students in the Classic program play and learn with their friends in the Spanish Immersion program just down the hall. This gives both classes a wider base for social connections, while retaining the small class size that St. Peter's is famous for.