Latin Program:  Overview

The Latin program, consisting of a 4-5 year sequence, offers students the opportunity to explore the cultures, beliefs, and history of the ancient Romans through learning their language and reading their literature.  Students will examine both Latin's enormous influence on the English language and the classical world's pervasive influence on many modern cultural institutions.  Our classes reinforce students' knowledge of English and provide them with strong linguistic foundations for studying other languages in the future.  In all classes students learn Latin grammar and vocabulary while reading and translating passages from textbooks and authentic sources.  Students who pursue Latin at the honors level will be prepared in the Advanced Latin course to take the Advanced Placement Latin exam administered by the College Board (see the Advanced Placement section of the HHS Student Handbook).

map of lands where latin was spoken by a large portion of the population