Brazos’s Christian School’s 7th through 8th graders are taught formal logic and learn to develop their reasoning skills. Their understanding of logic will equip them to recognize valid and invalid arguments, and provide them with the tools to understand and articulate their ideas and opinions in rational discourse. Their desire for independence in thought is stimulated and challenged as they interact with their peers and teachers on the basis of sound and true arguments; thus equipping them to face an ever changing world with unchanging truth.
The Logic Stage
After a child builds a foundation of facts, he or she must learn how to sort them out. In the logic stage students are taught formal logic and learn to reason. An understanding of logic will not only teach them to recognize valid and invalid arguments, but will provide them with the tools to understand and participate in rational discourse, taking on the culture.