Trivium. Latin for "Three Ways"
Defining Classical Education
A child focuses on learning “facts”—vocabulary, spelling, multiplication tables, historical dates, etc.—and exercising the memory by learning poetry by heart.
A child explores the relations between facts—for example, the causes of historical events—and masters the rules of logical reasoning.
The focus is on excellence in both written and spoken expression. A graduate who knows a great deal, who understands what he knows, and who can communicate persuasively with others