“The work that a classical Christian school requires of students in the rhetoric years make them stretch, and flex their minds in new ways." – Zoe Perrin, A Student’s Guide to Classical Education


Twelfth grade will commence at Holy Trinity fall of 2019.


Curriculum for grades 10-12 is still under development. However, the works listed below are very likely to be covered during these years:


Classical Studies

  • Cicero-De Officiis, On Obligations, and The Republic and the Laws
  • Tacitus-The Agricola, The Germania
  • Plato-selections
  • Aristotle-selections
  • Philosophy 101 by Socrates-Peter Kreeft
  • Western Civilization Art, Architecture, and Sculpture


Christian Studies/Bible

10th-12th Grades:

  • The Gospels
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Eusebius: The History of the Church
  • The Early Church, by Chadwick
  • Early Christian Writings
  • City of God, St. Augustine
  • Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
  • Orthodoxy, by G.K. Chesterton
  • The Everlasting Man, by G.K. Chesterton



  • Readings in Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Cicero, and Ovid
  • AP Vergil


English & Literature

10th Grade:

  • Hamlet, by Shakespeare
  • Henry IV Part I, by Shakespeare
  • Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
  • Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
  • British Poetry Anthology


11th Grade:

  • The Divine Comedy, by Dante


12th Grade:

  • King Lear, by Shakespeare
  • The Tempest, by Shakespeare
  • Till We Have Faces, by C.S. Lewis
  • Moby-Dick, Herman Melville
  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Prose Essays and American Short Stories



10th Grade:

  • American History


11th Grade:

  • Middle Ages
  • 1st half of Modern Europe


12th Grade:

  • Modern Europe



10th Grade:

  • Euclidean Geometry or Pre-Calculus


11th Grade:

  • Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus (AB or BC)


12th Grade:

  • AP Calculus (AB or BC) / Statistics


Freshman also take a course in Formal Logic, including an in-depth study of the classical syllogism and material logic.



10th Grade:

  • Advanced Chemistry


11th Grade:

  • Advanced Biology


12th Grade:

  • Anatomy and Physiology or Advanced Physics


If you would like additional information about the UPPER SCHOOL curriculum at Holy Trinity Classical Christian School, please contact Headmaster, REV. CHAD E. LAWRENCE.