ABOUT OUR SITE AND AEQUORA
Our Aequora site is located at P.S. 154 The Windsor Terrace School in Brooklyn, New York. It is a public elementary school that offers many after-school programs to its students, now including Latin. At P.S. 154, we are proud to partner with The Paideia Institute and offer Aequora as an after-school program.
Aequora is a K-8 program focused on literacy via Latin. At P.S. 154, 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.
Aequora is shaped by a belief that everyone should have access to Latin and by a vision of Classics as an inclusive, diverse, and socially engaged field. To learn more about The Paideia Institute’s Aequora program, its groundbreaking curriculum, or how we can work together, click Partner with Us.
HOW WE TEACH AEQUORA
We currently have 32 fourth and fifth grade students, many of whom are very excited to learn about Roman culture and mythology especially. Our group looks at Latin quotes, myths, and ancient geography; and focuses on drawing connections between Latin and English vocabulary. We plan to expand our knowledge of both English and Latin vocabulary and grammar while having fun and discovering more about Ancient Roman society. Aequora at P.S. 154 meets on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30.
Our site coordinator, Sidra Lazarre, is a 10th grade student at Hunter College High School. Click below to learn more about Sidra!