Calder Classics is an educational boutique that offers customized learning experiences. We are founded on the premise that modern life is enhanced through an interaction with the achievements and legacy of the ancients.
- Our Latin programs include Introduction to Reading Latin in Florence and upper level Reading Latin courses in Florence , Rome and Avignon for High School students who want to improve their Latin language skills via an interdisciplinary experience abroad. Our Ancient Greek programs for High School and other students of all ages include Introduction to Ancient Greek and upper level Reading Ancient Greek courses in Thessaloniki, Greece. We also offer Ancient History programs including an Ancient Roman History course in Rome and the Bay of Naples and an Exploration of Ancient Greek Mythology course in Thessaloniki. In addition, we offer Creative Writing workshops in Florence. Through an interaction with local culture, art and architecture, all our students deepen their understanding of Greek and Latin literature, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the Classics.
- Our Classics in Brooklyn Programs include the Speaker Series, which promotes a lively exchange of ideas in a salon or dinner party setting. Inspired by topics related to the Classics, speakers kick off these gatherings with a talk about their academic specialty, and then guide guests in scintillating discourse. These events are enriched good food prepared by chefs who specialize in the culinary arts with a “Classic” touch. The Speaker Series is offered in support of raising scholarships for Prep-for-Prep students to attend Calder Classics programs. We also offer Group/Private Latin Lessons in Brooklyn, as well as a Summer Theater Workshop.
- Led by founder Cindy Calder, our Scholars are all well established in their fields with unusually creative, intellectual and academic backgrounds. Cindy developed this educational boutique in 2012 with the belief that studying the Classics, when complemented with a first-hand experience of art, history and culture, enriches younger students’ academic experience and encourages adults to re-engage in the joys of learning. She earned her B.A. from Dartmouth and her M.A. in Classics from Columbia University and now teaches at Trinity School in New York City. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn and is the mother of four boys.
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