In keeping with our classical trivium approach, the student body is categorized into sections: PreK & Kindergarten, Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric. Each level has its own developmentally appropriate focus designed to coincide with the natural stage of growth.
Philosophy: The Foundation of Learning
The Grammar School (1st-5th)
Philosophy: Teach Them to Love Learning
The School of Logic (6th-8th)
Philosophy: Teach Them to Think
The School of Rhetoric (9th-12th)
Philosophy: Prepare Them for Leadership
Each year builds upon the previous, with students constantly polishing and perfecting their communication skills. The culmination of this training is when each student writes a senior thesis paper and defends it before an audience and a panel of experts.
The philosophy of education at Fortis is rooted in the biblical example set forth by Jesus, who took ordinary people and did extraordinary things in and through them. Therefore, a student who satisfies the requirements for admission , and is subsequently recommended for enrollment in the academy, will be challenged and equipped to move to a higher level of spiritual and academic accomplishment in preparation for college and life. Added to this is the fundamental focus on preserving and strengthening the God-ordained family relationships in which Christian faith and education is most effectively fostered—thus we provide the “gift of time” to students and families by offering a university model schedule of classes that meet in the school 2-3 days a week.