Why Study Latin?

Do you like:

  • puzzles?
  • making connections between words?
  • mythology?
  • history?
  • to be creative?
  • to compete?
  • field trips?


Students who learn Latin:

  • Improve their vocabulary and grammar
  • Do better on standardized tests
  • Improve their critical thinking skills
  • Have an easier time learning Romance languages
  • Develop a greater understanding of the English language
  • Understand connection between Western
    civilization and ancient Rome


Latin at MLK

  • Is offered from 7th – 12th grade
  • Dual enrollment and AP are offered in alternate


Students have the opportunity to:

  • be in Junior Classical League (JCL) - an organization that allows Latin students to compete in academics, arts, and athletics
  • take the National Latin Exam (NLE) - a test given annually to Latin students across the United States and around the world
  • earn medals and ribbons
  • add to their resume
  • earn a Seal of Biliteracy


Examples of Student Work



What career field can I get into after studying Latin?

  • doctor
  • lawyer
  • nurse
  • pharmacist
  • dentist
  • podiatrist
  • occupational therapist
  • physical therapist
  • scientist
  • researcher
  • analyst
  • manager
  • archivist
  • curator
  • historian
  • librarian
  • editor
  • writer
  • publisher
  • journalist
  • consultant
  • producer
  • lobbyist
  • designer
  • and many others


Skills acquired after studying Latin:

  • contextualizing evidence
  • extrapolating when evidence is lacking
  • seeing patterns and making connections
  • analyzing data and texts
  • memorizing and organizing data
  • constructing persuasive arguments, written or verbal
  • situating ideas within a larger discourse
  • facility with English grammar and syntax
  • revising ideas in light of new evidence
  • thinking in an interdisciplinary manner
  • working with people in other fields
  • understanding and taking into account multiple perspective
  • translating ideas for different contexts.