ABOUT OUR SITE AND AEQUORA
Our Aequora site is located at the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library in The Bronx, New York. It is a branch of The New York Public Library that provides many after-school programs and opportunities to its students, now including Latin.
Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. At Pelham Parkway-Van Nest, 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.
HOW WE TEACH AEQUORA
The Pelham Parkway-Van Nest location currently has three volunteers from different parts of the surrounding New York area, who are thoroughly invested in learning about the classics and sharing their love for Latin with younger students. We meet on Saturdays from 3:00 - 4:00 PM. The first three sessions of the month are in-person at the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library and the last session of the month is held virtually.