Produces excellent students:
As students pursue the highest things they will consequently be more able to accomplish the lower things. We understand that students who are able to excellently debate justice, contemplate beauty, and act virtuously will be excellent in any other area to which they apply themselves.
The classical Trivium - grammar, logic, and rhetoric - describes the way in which all human beings learn. First, we begin by memorizing the fundamentals, the grammar of the subject. Next, we learn how the fundamentals fit together, the logic of the system. Finally, we grasp the true meaning and beauty of the system and begin to contribute our own ideas. This is the rhetoric, or poetic level.
Students who have been classically educated will have the skills required to excel in college or in the workplace. They will have learned how to learn.
Produces virtuous and mature adults:
Modern education often aims at merely producing "marketable skills." By aiming at this lowest common denominator it can, at best, only achieve this lowest aim. Classical education aims at forming excellent and mature adults who have the skills to understand, appreciate, and act on eternal things. By aiming at this high goal, we seek to produce "marketable skills" and much, much more.
At its best, classical education helps students to have the long view of life. By studying the great books, students learn to deal with the big questions of human existence and to place them in proper contexts. Classically educated students understand, for example, that money is not the most important goal in life. Rather they learn to value the things truly worth having, like wisdom, which Proverbs 3 tells us "is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace" (NIV).