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7515 East 13th, Wichita, KS 67206

Monday-Friday: 8am – 4pm | Weekends: Closed

316.201.4810 | info@csawichita.org

Paideia

“The way to get people to build a ship is not to teach them carpentry, assign them tasks, and give them schedules to meet; but to inspire them to long for the infinite immensity of the sea.”

– Antoine de Saint-Euxupéry, the author of “The Little Prince”

Latin is a dead language. You’ve heard people say that before. American children should be learning French or Spanish or Mandarin…something useful.

Well, it’s not dead around my house. My 10-year-old son, Zach – a fourth grader at Christ the Savior Academy – frequently goes around uttering Latin phrases and sentences, and he relishes the fact that I have no idea of what he’s saying.

It is definitely not dead in my son’s school where students start Latin in second grade, and, by fourth grade, are being fully immersed in Latin in the classroom.

“Words come alive when we meet them in stories and in real-life scenarios. This is why I use as much spoken Latin as I can in the classroom,” Mr. Jeremy Wagner, Fourth and Fifth Grade Latin teacher at Christ the Savior Academy, said. “True enjoyment of Latin comes per se comes when you meet it in the wild.”

Read the rest of the article here: 4 Reasons Your Child Should Study Latin