Expanding Access to Latin and Greek

The Paideia Institute partners with universities, schools, and community organizations to offer introductory Latin classes for elementary and middle school students. Our textbook, Aequora: Teaching Literacy with Latin, introduces the basics of Latin vocabulary and grammar, Roman culture and mythology, and connections between Latin, English, and Spanish, all through games and activities designed to show students that learning Latin is fun! Aequora is shaped by a belief that everyone should have access to Latin and by a vision of Classics as an inclusive, diverse, and socially engaged field. To learn more, read the Eidolon article introducing Aequora. Are you interested in starting a new Aequora site at your school? Click here!

There are currently over forty Aequora sites around the United States. The Paideia Institute develops sites by working with: 

  • Public schools seeking to incorporate Latin in the school day curriculum.
  • Universities and high schools seeking to create service-learning opportunities in Classics.
  • After-school enrichment programs serving at-risk youth. 
  • Latin students who want to make a difference by volunteering to teach in their communities.



Start a New Aequora Site

Volunteer with Aequora

Bring Latin to your community

Find an Aequora site near you 

If you are a principal interested in bringing Aequora to your school, a Latin instructor interested in creating service-learning opportunities for your students, or a Latin student interested in volunteering, contact us. Do you want to start an Aequora site but are not yet familiar about how it all works? Please consult our Aequora FAQ webpage and contact us for further information. To support Aequora, click here.