why latin?

The intensive study of Latin in the grammar school years develops the minds of students as no other subject can.

Students who have learned how to learn with Latin become better students in all other subjects.

Latin students...

  • Outperform all other students on the verbal portion of the SAT.
  • Increase their vocabulary. 60% of English words come from Latin roots. It is the root language for all modern sciences and law.
  • Master the study of additional languages. Latin is the root language for all the romance languages, and it trains the mind to learn any language.
  • Enhance their study of English grammar. Latin is regular and revealed, allowing one to "see" grammar concepts hidden in English.
  • Strengthen their critical thinking skills. Latin is complex and regular, requiring two basic thinking skills: analysis and synthesis. It develops and trains the mind, similarly to mathematics.
  • Are able to read the great books in their original language.

Click the photo to the left to find out the meaning of our SC Latin mottos!