Aequora at PS 75

Aequora at PS 75

About Our Site and Aequora

Our Aequora site is located at PS 75 School of Research and Discovery in the Bronx, NY. It is an elementary school 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 PS 75, 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 Tuesdays from 4:00-5:00 PM. We currently have one volunteer who attends the Horace Mann School and takes both Latin and Ancient Greek. We are trying to make Latin accessible and fun! 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.


Site Coordinators 

Our site coordinator, Naina Mehrotra, is a student at the Horace Mann School