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 High School Programs include 10-day and two-week stays in Florence , Rome and Avignon for students who want to improve their Latin language skills via an interdisciplinary experience abroad. We also offer a three-week introduction to Ancient Greek in Thessaloniki . Through an interaction with local culture, art and architecture, students will deepen their understanding of Greek and Latin literature, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the Classics.
Our Adult Programs include the Food for Thought Dinner Parties, which promote a lively exchange of ideas in a salon/dinner party setting. Inspired by topics related to the Classics, speakers kick off the evening with a brief talk about their academic specialty, motivating dinner guests to engage in scintillating discourse. These events are enriched by fine wine and gourmet meals prepared by a variety of chefs who specialize in the culinary arts with a “Classic” touch. We also offer Group/Private Latin Lessons in Brookyln, and our Ancient Greek program in Thessaloniki is designed for students of all ages.
Led by founder Cindy Calder, our Scholars are all well established in their fields with unusually creative, intellectual and academic backgrounds. Calder 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 BA from Dartmouth and her MA 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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