Why do we call kindergarten through 6th grade "Grammar School?" Does it mean we really focus on sentence structure and punctuation?
Yes, the term "Grammar School" may be a bit unfamiliar to many nowadays. And, yes, while we do instill those crucial rules of language, that's not the crux of what "grammar" means here.
The word "grammar" is also defined as "the basic elements of an area of knowledge or skill." That is what we impart in Grammar School at Veritas Academy and in Classical Christian Schools across the world. We provide kids with the tools of knowledge they need as a foundation to build upon as they grow into the more advanced Logic and Rhetoric Stages, where they can dive deeper into that knowledge and learn how to wisely apply it through reasoning and dialectic.