Calder Classics

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Calder Classics is an educational boutique that offers customized learning experiences associated with the Classics. We are founded on the premise that modern life is enhanced through an interaction with the achievements and legacy of the ancients.

  • Calder Classics offers high school students interdisciplinary Latin and Greek language programs abroad in the spring and summer. During the last 8 years students have joined us from over 75 public and private high schools in the United States, Latin America and Asia. Our 2019 calendar includes three new programs: a SPRING BREAK in Rome, a new upper level course for Greek and Latin students in TUSCANY, and an exploration of East Asian Classics in CAMBODIA. We also offer the following annual Summer Programs: Advanced Reading Latin courses in Florence and Rome as well as a Classics-inspired Creative Writing Workshop and Introduction to Ancient Greek in Florence. Through an interaction with local culture, art and architecture, all our students deepen their understanding of ancient and modern literature and culture, and develop a lifelong appreciation of the Classics. Click here to submit a reservation for 2019!
  • Our Events include the Calder Classics Scholarship Salon 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 by good food and refreshments with a “Classic” touch. The Salon Series is offered in support of raising scholarships for Prep-for-Prep and CitySquash students to attend Calder Classics programs. We also offer Adult Group and Private "Learning to Read the Classics" Lessons in Brooklyn. And, now available, our Classics Tutoring service in which Calder Classics Scholars provide one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions to middle school, high school and college students.
  • 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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