Latin is taught to students in Grades 1 to 8. The very basics of Latin are taught at the lower levels. Students work to master each level, with some students working at the advanced stage in middle school.
Why Latin? According to Cheryl Lowe, author of Latin programs published by Memorial Press, "Half of our English vocabulary is made up of Latin words and roots." Memorial Lutheran School uses these programs to teach our students - Prima Latina, Latina Christiana and First Form.
To learn more about the befefits of studying Latin, click on her article Top 10 Reasons for Studying Latin.