Classical Education is about equipping children for the future with what has been proven successful in the past. The classical approach focuses on the time-honored “tools of learning,” a phrase coined by 20th century Oxford author, Dorothy Sayers. The roots of classical learning can be traced back to the Greeks, just before the time of Christ. The classical emphasis is built on a three-fold approach called the trivium. The three foundational academic categories are grammar, logic, and rhetoric. The trivium corresponds to the three basic stages of a developing child.