ABOUT OUR SITE AND AEQUORA
At Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School, we have chosen Aequora because we believe in the benefits of a classical education. Through The Paideia Institute’s Aequora curriculum, our volunteers harness the classical languages’ power to improve literacy while making the ancient Mediterranean world fun and accessible to students of all backgrounds.
Aequora is a K-8 curriculum focusing on literacy education via Latin. Led by independent site coordinators, Aequora has expanded to over 40 sites in 16 states. 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. 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!
To lend your support for the Classics and public literacy by donating to the Paideia Institute, click Support Aequora.
HOW WE TEACH AEQUORA
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is the oldest nonsectarian independent school in New York City, and serves as a warm and vibrant community where each and every student finds a home. At CGPS, we are proud to partner with The Paideia Institute and offer Aequora as an after-school program where CGPS volunteers can work with students from nearby schools in order to spread Latin learning.
The Aequora program is sustained by enthusiastic volunteers all over the country who care about making a difference and want to fight educational inequality through sharing their love of Latin. We are always looking for new volunteers! To learn more about volunteering at CGPS, or if you have questions about how you can get involved, use the Volunteer button below.
Our site coordinators are members of the Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School Latin club. Click on the pictures below to learn more about them.