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Learn the Languages that Bring the Mind to Life.

Johann Michael Franz (Germany, 1715-1793) . The Fall of Phaeton . 1768 . Rococo

The Lancaster Center for Classical Studies welcomes you to explore with us the riches of the Latin and Greek languages. We offer a full program of studies in both Latin and Greek to more than 150 students, ages 7 to adult, from all parts of Lancaster County and the immediately surrounding Pennsylvania counties and to many further afield through online studies.

It is the mission of The Lancaster Center for Classical Studies, employing the special virtues of the Latin and Greek languages, to awaken and nurture the minds of its students and to help them to build up the full range of fundamental cognitive skills, the skills that are at work in thinking, reading, reasoning, problem-solving, and learning at every level. The study of Latin and Greek forms, deepens, strengthens, and enlivens these skills, which in turn support and enhance all other fields of study, from poetry to calculus, from physics to scripture. No other single study, moreover, is so well suited to introduce the student to the breadth and depth of the rich traditions of art, literature, mathematics, science, and scripture which constitute our living cultural heritage.

Classes are available for homeschool, public school, and private school students, for college students, and for adults. Depending upon the program, classes are available in the morning, the afternoon, or the evening, either on our premisses or online, in an enjoyable, encouraging, and challenging atmosphere.

Just a Few of the Benefits of Studying Latin and Greek

Raphael [Raffaelllo Sanzio da Urbino] (Italy, 1483-1520) . The School of Athens . 1511 . High Renaissance

  • Heightened appreciation, comprehension, and command of the English language in listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Fullest and richest possible access to the diverse traditions of art and literature, music and mathematics, science and religion
  • Provision of a flexible, expansive, progressive, and coherent organizing principle for an educational curriculum second to none: the best possible education
  • Heightened success in all academic subjects at all levels of education
  • Heightened performance on all parts of the college entrance examinations
  • Increased attractiveness to university admissions committees

Distance Learning: Study Latin and Greek On Line or On Site

Norman Rockwell (New York, 1894-Massachusetts, 1978) . Radio Phone . Date Uncertain . Regionalism

  • Wherever it is feasible, we encourage students to join our classes in The House of Mirth, the premisses of The Lancaster Center for Classical Studies at 910 Marietta Avenue in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Wherever distance is great enough to render driving to our site impractical, however, it is possible for students to participate in our classes by way of an online video-connection.
  • The on-line arrangement is possible for all of our courses, for homeschool students, public and private school students, college or university students, and adults.
  • If you are interested in on-line participation, please see the appropriate areas of our website for further information in the category of interest to you, and then simply ask us about establishing your enrollment as on-line participant.

Classical Liberal Arts Curriculum and Diploma Program.

Winslow Homer (Massachusetts, 1836-Maine, 1910) . The Country School . 1871 . Realism

  • Our rich and inexhaustible Foundational Lingual Arts Curriculum is available free of charge to all participants in our Classical Latin and Greek Curriculum.
  • The LCCS Foundational Lingual Arts Curriculum is a twenty-first century broadening and deepening of the traditional classical liberal arts curriculum. It ranges from literature and history to physics and calculus, from grammar, logic, and rhetoric, to mathematics, science, and music, and it includes a New Testament Collegium, a program of studies in both the Koine Greek and the Vulgate Latin New Testament.
  • The culmination of our curriculum is a Diploma in Advanced Classical Studies. The LCCS Diploma is a high-school diploma recognized by the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is available to homeschool students participating in the LCCS Classical Latin and Greek Curriculum and Foundational Lingual Arts Curriculum.

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