Rhetoric (Grades 9-12)
Mars Hill Academy Rhetoric School is the culmination of a classical, Christian education. During these years, students are prepared to winsomely and persuasively communicate truth to influence the world through formal rhetoric classes and public speaking. Our philosophy and curriculum guide us toward preparing students to be loving, serving, thinking adults.
Students delve deeply into some of the most challenging and influential works of literature from the ancient through modern eras, wrestle with philosophical and worldview issues, and practice the art of listening, writing, and speaking well.
Each year builds upon the previous, with students progressively polishing and perfecting their communication skills. Biblical Interpretation, Apologetics, and Biblical Worldview capstone classes all reinforce the integrated classical and Christian education Mars Hill students receive. The culmination of this training is when each student writes a senior thesis paper and presents and defends it to an audience of students, faculty, and parents.
Rhetoric School students have a variety of arts and athletics offerings from which to choose. All students in grades 9-12 participate in the Protocol program, in which they gain practical knowledge of manners and etiquette. Students attend and help organize the annual Worldview Summit in Washington, D.C. With all these opportunities, Mars Hill Academy students graduate well prepared for college, work, service, or any future endeavor.
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