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Greek

There are two, and only two, classical languages – Latin and Greek.  Full-time students in grades 6-12 may add Greek to their language study as an elective.  Our Greek program is a six-year course covering the Greek alphabet and the basics of Greek grammar, vocabulary, and translation.  Students will be enlightened by the similarities between Latin and Greek grammar, and they will be amazed to learn about the large number of Greek roots in English and Latin words.  The study of Greek is the crown jewel in a classical Christian education.

It adds depth and understanding to the study of language and western civilization.

The ancient Greeks created a body of thought characterized by such brilliance and clarity that is has been called “The Greek Miracle” ever since.  Their work in philosophy, literature, art, logic, mathematics, and science has been the wellspring of western civilization.  The Greeks have been, and remain, the world’ first and greatest teachers in the natural order.  The Romans, as has every generation since, imitated and enlarged, but did not reverse, the Greek depository of knowledge.

Even more importantly, the New Testament was composed in Greek, and the Old Testament, in the form of the Greek Septuagint, was the Bible of the apostles and the New Testament Church.

Since divine providence has so ordained that the sources of both human and divine wisdom be clothed in the garment of the Greek language, there can be no more compelling reason to offer the study of Greek.

 

“Learn Greek: it is the language of wisdom.”

(George Bernard Shaw)