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 sessions 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 Reading Ancient Greek courses in Thessaloniki, Greece. In addition, we offer a Creative Writing Workshop in Florence and an ancient Roman history course in the Bay of Naples for High School students of the Classics in Translation. Through an interaction with local culture, art and architecture, the students on all of our programs deepen their understanding of Greek and Latin literature, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the Classics.
- Our Brooklyn Programs include the Food for Thought Speaker Series, which promotes a lively exchange of ideas in a salon/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 by fine wine and good food prepared by chefs who specialize in the culinary arts with a “Classic” touch. We also offer Group/Private Latin Lessons in Brookyln.
- 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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