Aequora at The Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library


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.

To offer your support for the Classics and public access to Latin by donating to the Paideia Institute, click Support Aequora.

Support 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. To learn more about The Paideia Institute’s Aequora program, its groundbreaking curriculum, or how we can work together, click Partner with Us.

Partner with Us


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 Pelham Parkway Van Nest Library, or if you have questions about how you can get involved, use the Volunteer button below.


Mira Bansal and William Bramwell are both students at Horace Mann School, while Arjun Ratan is a junior at The Masters School. Click below to learn more about them!