The Classical Composition program from Memoria Press is based on the original classical method of teaching writing called the “progymnasmata,” or preliminary exercises. This method involved learning fourteen skills, organized from the simplest and most basic to the most complex and sophisticated. These exercises produced writers like John Milton and William Shakespeare. 

Level Specific Courses

(grades 4-12)

Classical Composition begins with the Fable stage in grades 4 or 5 and continues each year until the student completes all the levels.

Accelerated Courses

(grades 7-12)

The accelerated courses are designed for students who begin composition in middle or high school. 

Other Writing Courses

(grades 9-12)