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Latin is a fundamental subject in a classical school because roughly 60% of English words have Latin roots.  Latin trains students to think in a logical and orderly manner, improves a student’s ability to process large amounts of information, improves English grammar, and increases the ability to learn other Romance languages such as Spanish or French.  The study of Latin will help students to think more logically, communicate more effectively, and have a more comprehensive understanding of the world around them, no matter how technologically advanced we’ve become.” 

The central position of language in the curriculum continues throughout the elementary and middle school grades.  All students will begin the day by reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in English and Latin. In fourth and fifth grade, students will learn Latin roots of English words. In sixth and seventh grade, students begin learning formal Latin, and will continue with Latin through ninth grade. Latin is introduced and taught alongside English so that students learn the structural underpinnings of their own language, expand their vocabulary, and improve their reading comprehension.

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