Upper School Classical Languages
The Classical Languages Department offers students the opportunity to study Latin in our six-level curriculum and ancient Greek through Independent Study. The mission of the department is to equip students with the linguistic and analytical skills to understand these two languages of the ancient Mediterranean world in order to assess their histories, cultures, and literatures.
On their journey with these languages, students are given ample opportunity to examine modernity critically with an eye toward the future. Language study is often augmented by field trips, participation in the Junior Classical League and the Classics Club, trips to Italy and Greece, and guest speakers. Students may begin their language study at any grade level, but must fulfill the School’s language graduation requirement of three years of study if beginning at level I.