Mr. Trent Leach teaches 10th grade Rhetoric II and serves as the Director of Seminar. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Indiana State University, an M.A. in the Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and is currently completing his Ph.D. dissertation entitled, “Mortimer J. Adler and Classical, Christian Education: Friends or Foes?” Mr. Leach has been a teacher in classical, Christian schools for fifteen years, also serving as a Rhetoric School Dean, an Academic Dean, and a Headmaster along the way.

Why Study Rhetoric?

There is perhaps no more misunderstood or misused liberal art than rhetoric. As a “subject” taught in classical schools it is a mystery for those looking in from the outside. What could possibly even be taught in such a class? In a world where the term “empty rhetoric” is a redundancy, why would you ever…

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