Aequora at St Francis High School

Aequora at St Francis High School


Our Aequora site is located at St. Francis High School in Sacramento, California. It is the first after-school Latin program in Sacramento.

Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. At St. Francis, 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!


At St. Francis, we host weekly classes for middle school students in the surrounding area. No public schools teach Latin in Sacramento. This Aequora site is currently the only free Latin program in the area. Our students enjoy learning Latin grammar and Roman culture from the Aequora curriculum, playing Certamen, and launching items in our Roman-style catapult.


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