Our Latin courses have two different entry points.
Latin for students beginning in grades 4-6
Latin 1-2 make use of Ken Stephenson's Schola Latina series. The courses introduces Latin grammar and vocabulary. Students will learn new Latin words (and their English derivatives) and memorize grammar forms. They will apply this knowledge to translating simple sentences, and then more complex sentences. In addition, students will become familiar with the broad strokes of ancient Roman history, common Latin sayings and proverbs, and everyday conversational phrases. Instructor: Alyssa Barringer
Latin for students beginning in grades 7-12
Latin 3-6 make use of the Oxford Latin series. In addition to Latin grammar and vocabulary, these courses place an emphasis on reading longer passages in classical Latin and translating English sentences into Latin. Students will study the comparative grammars of Latin and English and the development of English vocabulary from Latin root words. The books follow the life of the poet Horace (65-8 B.C.) as he grows up on a farm outside of Rome. Students will also learn about Roman life, culture and history during the Republic and the early days of the Empire. Later readings cover Horace's career as a poet and the rise of Augustus Caesar and will include selections from Roman history and poetry. The final course will also introduce some of the Roman philosophies and how they set the stage for the rapid spread of Christianity in the pagan world. Instructor: Barbara Gauthier
Intended for students in grades 4-6 who are able to read at grade level, Latin 1 will meet once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. The workbook, provided by special arrangement with the publisher, will be provided by Greenhouse in addition to tuition. Students should expect to spend 10-20 minutes 5 times a week on homework.
Intended for students in grades 5-7 who have completed Latin1 (or equivalent), Latin 2 will meet once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. Students should expect to spend 15-30 minutes 5 times a week on homework.
Latin 4 (Accelerated)
Intended for students in grades 8-12 who have successfully completed Latin 3, Latin 4 meets once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. Students should expect to spend 35-45 minutes 4-5 times a week on homework. High school students will earn 1 credit for this course.