While no pedagogy is inspired, the method of educating children initiated in classical Greece, developed in Rome, and brought to its fullest and brightest expression in the Middle Ages (the Trivium) is the best human system for developing the intellectual capabilities of children and young adults. Our Grammar School will teach students to memorize and observe, in addition to providing each student with basic proficiency in writing, reading, and arithmetic. Our younger Rhetoric School students will be taught dialectic – or logic – and how to reason from a logical and explicitly Christian perspective. The ordered relationships between ideas, events, and data will form the backbone of their study. Finally, our older Rhetoric School students will be given ample opportunity for self-expression, creativity, and the evaluation of seminal ideas in man’s dealings with God and His creation. A multi-year study of classical rhetoric will provide the students with the necessary tools to do this well. The MHA Board, Administration, and Faculty are whole-heartedly committed to this model of education, which aims to teach students to think and learn for themselves. We will strive to grow in our understanding and implementation of what a classical education involved in the past and what it will look like at MHA for future generations seeking to “recover the lost tools of learning.” Dorothy Sayers’ lecture, The Lost Tools of Learning, and John Milton Gregory’s book, The Seven Laws of Teaching, will be the primary instruments we use to judge whether we are successful in doing this.