LATIN & GREEK

Latin & Greek

Overview of K-6th Grade Latin & Greek Program:

(Scroll down for the 7th-10th Grade Overview)

Latin & GreekIn the Schola Rosa K-6th program, formal grammar studies are taught with Latin and Greek beginning with the 2nd grade. Up to 2nd Grade, there is a focus on the correct use of English words without much discussion of rules of grammar and syntax. With the age of reason having hit by now, it is a good time to introduce rules into the student’s understanding of language.

Schola Rosa’s Latin & Greek sequence was designed to accommodate large family life as well as students flowing in and out of a co-op by providing access to all levels at once. This allows families and co-ops to choose the level most appropriate for students. The ideal sequence of courses would be to begin as a Kindergartener and go through the program in order of sequence as shown in the chart below. Co-ops and families who have older students who have not completed earlier components are encouraged to complete those components before continuing to the next level.

Grade Range Cycle 1: Latin & Greek Cycle 2: Latin Cycle 3: Latin & Greek
 K – 1st Hymns and Prayers Hymns and Prayers Hymns and Prayers
 2nd – 3rd English from the Roots Up

Latin & Greek

Gentle Introduction

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Primers A & B

Schola Rosa’s Greek Primer

Greek Primer SetClick for Sample.

 4th – 6th  Read Latin with

Latin & Greek

Readers 1 & 2

Reading Medieval Latin

Latin & Greek

 Schola Rosa’s Greek Reading Program

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Details of Latin & Greek Program:

Hymns and Prayers: In each cycle of the Schola Rosa: Co-op & Home Curriculum you will find six Latin (or Greek) hymns and the Latin Parts of the Mass. The memorization of hymns not only teaches students Latin vocabulary, but also opens the doors to deeply rich Catholic Tradition and Culture that has stood the trials of time. We believe that if students are introduced to language and memorize much of it at an early age, then they have a storehouse of grammatical memory at their fingertips when they begin a formal study!

English from the Roots Up for 2nd-3rd Grade: In Cycle 1 students are introduced the Greek and Latin roots as a preparation for the learning of either Greek or Latin. That said, even if your student has begun learning Greek or Latin in a previous cycle, this book is sure to help reinforce vocabulary learned previously and will also help with English spelling.  The book is recommended for 2nd-12th grades and is a wonderful way to introduce language and the incorporation of roots. Learning to recognize roots helps to build reading and pronunciation confidence as well. We recommend the whole family learn along with students.

Little Latin Readers, Primers A and B for 2nd – 3rd Grade: These easy-to-follow readers are a gentle introduction to the Latin language and its grammar.  Just like your child learned to read one word at a time sitting beside you on the couch or at the dinner table, you will find a similar approach in these readers. Be ready to sit and learn together! They can be purchased from Little Latin Readers for a group discount.

Little Latin Readers, Level 1-2 for 4th-6th Grade: These easy-to-follow readers are a gentle introduction to the Latin language and its grammar.  Just like your child learned to read one word at a time sitting beside you on the couch or at the dinner table, you will find a similar approach in these readers. Be ready to sit and learn together! They can be purchased from Little Latin Readers for a group discount.

Schola Rosa Legamus Latinam for 4th-6th Grade:  These lessons were written by T. Matthew Meyer as an introduction to reading original Latin, which focuses on the sheer joy of reading Latin either as a beginner or intermediate learner. In addition, this is a great preparatory series for students preparing for the 7th Grade Legamus Latinam course.

Greek Primer (2nd-3rd Grade) ~ Developed by R.A.S. and provided in the suite, this primer introduces students to the Greek alphabet and to its pronunciation. In addition, students will learn to read and write basic sentences in Greek!

Greek Reading Lessons (4th-6th Grade) ~ Similar to the Latin Lessons of Cycle II, these lessons are meant to focus more on the joy of reading Greek for either the beginner or the intermediate learner. Students learn more about Greek grammar and how to recognize basic noun and verb endings and their functions.


Overview of 7th-12th Grade Latin Program:

Legamus LatinamThe study of Latin with Legamus Latinam is a wonderful way to teach advanced grammar skills – the first leg of the mediaeval trivium.  No less importantly, it opens up the student to the living language of the Church and Her vast library of contributing authors.  Engagement with “real” Latin from the original sources begins immediately, with selections that complement the readings in the Traditio Nostra cycles.  Three years are available.  All grammar is covered in years I and II; memory work in those years includes both grammar and over 40 Latin prayers and hymns.  Year III is reading intensive.

Grade Range: 7th – 10th; Pre-Requisites: Schola Rosa Elementary Latin and Greek

 7th Grade 8th Grade 9th Grade 10th Grade
Latin Primer Latin 1 Latin 2 Latin 3

Detailed Descriptions:

Latin Primer

Students in this course begin to learn Latin grammar; review and reinforce English grammar; memorize prayers; complete basic translations and compositions.

Pre-requisites: None.

Nota Bene: Great review year for Schola Rosa students who have finished the 4th-6th Grade Latin/Greek sequence as it smooths the edges. 

Latin 1

DSC7074In this course, students cover basic Latin grammar at a fast pace; memorize 20 prayers; complete 20 translations and compositions. The grammar that is covered includes the following:

Principles of Grammar; First and Second Declensions; Agreement of Adjectives; Possessive Adjective Pronouns; All Cases; The Nine Irregular Adjectives; The Demonstrative is, ea, id; Conjugation: Present, Imperfect, Future, Perfect, Pluperfect, and Future Perfect of sum, and 4 regular conjugations (active and passive); and more!

Translation assignments are available from all three time periods—ancient, medieval, and modern—which will allow students to pick works that complement their Great Books readings.

Pre-requisite: Schola Rosa 4th-6th Grade Latin/Greek sequence or equivalent.

High School Credit: 1 credit


Latin 2

Continuing the pursuit of grammatical excellence and Catholic literacy, the students continue to learn Latin grammar and vocabulary, and again cover twenty prayers, translations, and compositions. The grammar that is covered includes the following:

Passive Perfect, Pluperfect, and Future Perfect; Yes-or-no Questions; Accusative Subject of an Infinitive; The Relative and Interrogative Pronoun; Third-Fifth Declensions; Expressions of Place; Ablative of Time; Pronouns: Personal and Reflexive; The Intensive Pronoun Ipse; The Demonstrative Pronoun idem; The Demonstratives hic, iste, ille; The Indefinite Pronouns; Comparison of Adjectives; Deponent Verbs; The Subjunctive Mood; Inflection of the Present, Imperfect, Perfect, Future Perfect Subjunctive; The Subjunctive of Purpose, Result, and Characteristic; Substantive Clauses of Purpose; Verbs of Fearing; The Participles; Ablative Absolute; and more!

Translation assignments are available from all three time periods—ancient, medieval, and modern—which will allow students to pick works that complement their Great Books readings.

Pre-requisites: Latin 1 or equivalent.

High School Credit: 1 credit.


Latin 3 

Many report that the completion of this three year cycle is often the equivalent to more than three years of study in the average high school program.  The grammar covered includes the following:

Construction with cum; Ablative of Specification; Gerund and Gerundive; Predicate Genitive; Indirect Statements; Dative with Compounds; Subjunctive in Indirect Questions; Dative of Purpose or End for Which; Genitive and Ablative of Quality or Description; and more!

Students then transition away from memorization and into actual reading of long texts. Readings in the second semester include, but are not limited to: sacred music and art, vocations, education, work, and family life.

Pre-requisites: Latin 2 or equivalent.

High School Credit: 1 credit.

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