At the beginning levels, importance is placed on developing the habits of accurate analysis and understanding the fundamentals of morphology, syntax, and vocabulary. As the student progresses through readings, increasingly less adapted until original texts can be read, the emphasis shifts to a cultural assessment of historical and social contexts together with an appreciation of literary styles and themes. We endeavor to develop skills of clear thinking, memory, analysis, understanding, and self-expression. Ideally these skills lead ultimately to the plausible and justified interpretations of classical literature and to an awareness of their relevance to the human condition in our own time.
Every spring, Hill School Classics students who score exceptionally well on the National Latin and Greek Examinations are recognized by the School for their outstanding achievements. View past results.