Pre-Grammar Stage (TK-2)
"The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives."
--Robert M. Hutchins
To lay the foundation for the stages of the Trivium, the pre-grammar stage (sometimes referred to as the Primary Stage,) is central to a scholar's success at John Adams Academy. In this stage, scholars are taught the fundamental skills through which all subsequent learning takes place. In the pre-grammar stage scholars are taught the fundamentals of reading, writing, mathematics, social interaction, and important foundational facts about the world in which they live. Scholars will also be introduced to the principals of Self-Governance, Personal Responsibility and Accountability, and other core values that will continue to be emphasized throughout their time at John Adams Academy.