Living Greek Online High School

Intensive Beginning Greek for High School Students

July 16th - July 30th, 2023


Course description

Living Greek Online High School is an intensive online ancient Greek program designed to introduce high school students to ancient Greek. This course covers the basics of Greek grammar using the textbook Athenaze in order to prepare students to read and discuss authentic Greek texts. The program teaches Greek both via the traditional grammar translation method and via active language pedagogy, which gives students the opportunity to speak ancient Greek as a living language.

This program is an online alternative to our in-person travel program: Living Greek in Greece (High School). Please visit that webpage if you are interested in travelling abroad in the summer of 2023.


Current high school students at all grade levels are encouraged to apply, regardless of their language experience. Students will be asked to memorize the Greek alphabet before the start of the course. This course is for beginners only. Students who already know some Greek should consider our offerings through Telepaideia or our Living Greek in Greece travel program.

Platform and Scheduling

Sessions for Living Greek Online High School will be held over Zoom. A computer with a good internet connection, a headset, and a webcam are necessary to participate.

The program meets for one hour a day Monday through Thursday for eight weeks, for a total of 32 sessions. Sections will be scheduled based on time zone and availability, so students from all over the world are welcome to apply. (Knowledge of English is expected for grammatical explanation and discussion.) Please indicate your availability when you register.

Books and Course Materials

Balme, Lawall, and Morewood's Athenaze Book 1 & Book 2 (3rd edition). Recommended: Athenaze Workbook 1 & Workbook 2.  




Tuition and Fees

The tuition for Living Greek Online High School is $1250. Tuition payments are non-refundable after the course application deadline (May 1st).


The Paideia Institute is able to offer a number of full and partial scholarships to participants with financial need. Please visit our scholarships page to learn more. 


More information will be posted here in January. To receive an application as soon as it becomes available, please use this form. For any questions, please email [email protected].