Aequora at Our Lady Queen of Angels

Aequora at Our Lady Queen of Angels

About Our Site and Aequora

Our Aequora site is located at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in New York, New York. It is a school that provides after-school programs and opportunities to its students, now including Latin.

 Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. At Our Lady Queen of Angels 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, cultural understanding, and equity in education — all while making the ancient Mediterranean world fun and accessible to students of all backgrounds.

Led by independent site coordinators, Aequora envisions 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!

How We Teach Aequora

Our program is held on Thursdays from 4:15-5:15. We currently have six volunteers, all of whom are high school students at Convent of the Sacred Heart taking Latin! 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!



Site Coordinators

Our site coordinators, Grace Bost, Beatrice Johnson, and Sophia Thompson, are students at Convent of the Sacred Heart.