Geneva School of Boerne Latin students in sixth through twelfth grades recently received results from taking the National Latin Exam. This annual exam is sponsored by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League and is given to Latin students all across the world each year to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of Latin and the Roman world.
The exam focuses on the student’s ability to read and comprehend Latin as outlined in the American Classical League’s Standards for Classical Languages. By acknowledging students’ personal accomplishments, the test is meant to promote the study of Latin and to encourage individual students. Students at Geneva School begin the study of Latin in third grade and may participate in the National Latin Exam beginning in sixth grade.
“We especially value the study of Latin because it causes students to think ‘outside the box.’ The study of a ‘dead language’ which is chronologically and geographically removed from our own corner of the world forces students to look at the world beyond the here and now. I believe the study of Latin stretches students,” Dr. John Rosheger, Geneva’s Latin Department Director, said.