Elementa Online

Elementa Online


Elementa Online is an online course in introductory Latin for elementary and middle school students using Paideia's Elementa curriculum. The program includes ten weekly, hour-long live classes with an instructor and a small learning pod of other students. Topics covered include Latin vocabulary and grammar as well as Roman history and mythology. In addition to the weekly classroom sessions, the program includes online access to instructional videos, quizzes, and other learning materials.


This program welcomes elementary and middle school students from the ages of 8 to 12 years old who wish to learn Latin, and by doing so improve their English literacy. We host separate classes for beginner students and students who are continuing through the Elementa curriculum from our previous sessions.


The Fall Semester runs from October 1st through December 16th. 

Fall 2023 Elementa Online


Sessions for Elementa Online will meet once a week for 10 weeks using free video conferencing software; each class session lasts one hour. All that is necessary to participate is a computer, an internet connection, and the Elementa student workbook.

Students may purchase the Elementa workbook here.


The tuition for Elementa Online is $250.

Family discounts are available for students sharing the same video feed. Please contact [email protected] for more information.


The Paideia Institute is able to offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships to participants with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more.  Scholarship applications received a week or more before the start of classes will receive best consideration. 


"As a professor of Latin and Greek, I have a lot of experience both teaching and taking language courses. In signing my 8-year old son up for introductory Latin, I wasn't sure either how engaged he would be or how much he would benefit from the class. I came away thoroughly impressed by the quality of instruction. My son absolutely loved it and also learned a great deal. I would highly recommend this class to any interested parent."

David Kaufmann