Young adolescents naturally strive for independence and love to debate and argue. In the Logic stage, children develop abstract reasoning ability. At Whitefield, students learn to develop and examine arguments in every subject. In 8th grade, students take a year long formal logic course to develop and solidify their reasoning ability. Thus, our students are able to take the “data” they have memorized in earlier grades and use it to develop thoughtful ideas.
These are important years in a child’s maturity development. We take special care to work through matters of the faith. We want our students to take ownership for their decisions and to think through those choices using a biblical grid.