In line with our goal of classical education, students in preschool through eighth grade train their memory to retain the great word power of time-honored children’s and classical poetry. Internalizing the rhythmic beauty of prose awakens the mind, stocking it with new sets of language patterns.
The study and recitation of poetry is used to cultivate memory and the skills that go along with recitation, but poetry will also be treated as a form of vision and a window into truth. Beautiful poetry moves the emotions rightly, in accord with right reason. A poem stirs up our soul and then brings it to rest by lifting up our mind and emotions above the strains and frustrations of everyday life. It is not an escape from life, but rather a vision of the goal ahead which encourages us and inspires us to live more perfectly.