The Value of Studying Latin

  • The study of Latin prepares students for the SAT’s and provides them with a deeper understanding of English grammar. Exposure to Latin will significantly improve the student’s vocabulary as approximately 67% of all English words have their origin in the Latin language. In addition to this a strong background in Classics is beneficial in the study of medicine.  Understanding many of the bedrock concepts of our legal system is simplified by a knowledge of Latin. Latin will ultimately increase linguistic abilities as well as provide a deeper understanding of terminology found in science, mathematics, and music. Latin is the history, culture and people which gave birth to Western Civilization as we know it. The tremendous value of Latin as our students seek to learn about the contemporary cultures of the world and their history will be to cultivate the global and democratic outlook which enables them to become productive citizens in the twenty-first century.