The Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, Inc. is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the study and appreciation of the classical humanities, with a focus on Latin and Ancient Greek languages and literature.
The Institute was founded in 2010 by former students of the Vatican Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster, who taught generations of Latin students to love the Latin language and the city of Rome. Paideia’s goal at its foundation was to continue the tradition of Fr. Foster’s beloved course. Living Latin in Rome, Paideia’s flagship program, continues to provide the magical experience of learning to speak Latin amidst Rome’s ruins to today's students of Classics.
Since its foundation, Paideia has added several other independent programs including a Living Latin in Rome program for high school students Living Greek in Greece, Living Latin in Paris and Caesar in Gaul. In addition to its summer programs, Paideia works with high schools and universities to enhance their offerings in classics in the U.S. and to help them develop study-abroad experiences in Greece, Italy and elsewhere in Western Europe.
The Paideia Institute also runs domestic events and conferences for students and teachers of Latin and Greek, operates online classes through Telepaidea, and sponsors a fellowship for a year of study in Rome. For more info about the Paideia institute or to join our mailing list, contact us!