With all students taking the same set of classes in mathematics, the humanities, the sciences, and the arts, Trinity School students have long experienced the benefits described in this new study. Our approach is to provide every student a balanced education that includes the best we have to offer in each subject area.
And we have consistently found what this study finds. Math students are better at math for having read Socrates; Humane Letters seminars on Descartes are enriched by the shared vocabulary of the math program; and learning to see what is actually there and reproduce it in art class teaches students to be more observant in science.
The interdisciplinary approach really works!
Disadvantaged students made the biggest academic gains.