The Aequora program is a K-8 curriculum focusing on literacy education via Latin. Led by independent site-coordinators, Aequora has expanded to over 30 sites in 12 states. Using the Aequora textbook, site coordinators teach culturally salient mythology and history alongside the basics of Latin vocabulary and grammar so that students can discover Latin’s direct connections with English and Spanish. Through our program, students gain access to English Language Arts skills and develop strategies for vocabulary, reading comprehension, and spelling, all while playing games and having fun with peers.
The Paideia Institute partners with schools and other community organizations to build sustainable Latin programs, both after school and during the school day. Paideia staff collaborate with classroom teachers and administrators to design a curriculum and program that best meet each individual site's needs. Latin classes at these sites are taught by the Paideia Institute's trained corps of Aequora instructors, all of whom are pursuing or have completed graduate study in Classics. We also recruit high school and undergraduate volunteers to assist the graduate instructors in after-school programs.
Our current partner schools include:
- Brilla College Prep, the Bronx, NY
- Still Waters in a Storm, Brooklyn, NY
- Mott Hall II School, Manhattan, NY
- Williamsburg Charter High School, Brooklyn, NY