"In the providence of God, the history of the kingdom of God and the history of Western civilization are intertwined." - Douglas Wilson, The Case for Classical Christian Education

Ancient Greece

Classical Studies/History

Classical Studies for Holy Trinity Classical Christian School sixth graders involves an introduction to the characters and events of Ancient Greece.


Sixth graders enter into the lives and minds of over thirty famous Greeks, including Achilles, Leonidas of Thermopylae, Pericles, Socrates, Alexander the Great, Aristotle, and many more.


Covering thirty of the most important thinkers, students will gain an appreciation of Greece’s triumphs and challenges, which will enable them to grasp the scope of Greek accomplishments, many of which still echo in our culture today.


As part of Classical Studies, sixth graders at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School read and memorize the great ballad Horatius at the Bridge. Students are presented with the challenge of earning the Winston Churchill Award by memorizing all seventy stanzas of this fantastic work.


Christian Studies/Bible

Having journeyed through the Bible over the past three years, Holy Trinity Classical Christian School 6th graders recap the whole of the Biblical witness by reviewing all of the books of the Old and New Testament. This survey study allows students to go back through the highlights of the Bible, as well as to review drill questions and memory verses.



The majority of Holy Trinity Classical Christian School 6th graders continue their journey of Latin in the Third Form, reviewing all material in First and Second Form, completing the verb paradigms for all four conjugations in the indicative active and passive, and more.


English & Literature

Sixth graders become engrossed in reading The Trojan War (Olivia Coolidge), Anne of Green Gables, The Bronze Bow, and The Hobbit.


Sixth graders memorize poetry, continue to reinforce phonics through Spelling Workout Level G, and move to the Chreia/Maxim Stage of the classical composition curriculum.



In grade 6, students study American history using the Guerber’s The Story of the Thirteen Colonies and The Story of the Great Republic along with the 200 Questions About American History program.



Sixth graders have an introduction to botany through the study of trees, learning about both plant morphology and taxonomy (the different parts and different kinds of plants), the processes of photosynthesis and respiration, and about flowers and fruits and other wonders of creation.


Holy Trinity 6th graders attend chapel three days a week and have weekly ART, MUSIC, and PE classes. They also enjoy recess twice daily.


If you would like additional information about the Grammar SCHOOL curriculum at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, please contact Lower School Principal, Lori Hinson.