HLS North Baltimore meets each Monday throughout the standard academic year (Aug–May), and offers courses in Latin, classical studies, literature, and composition for students in grades 3–12. Teacher-led, curriculum-centered instruction is provided in the classroom on Mondays with parents providing individual, focused direction the remainder of week.
Class size is kept to a minimum to increase participation and ensure that each student enjoys the benefit afforded by a high level of personalized attention.
Latin | 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Latina Christiana | $500 | 3rd/4th Grade
Latina Christiana was designed as a beginning course for students of all ages. This course was specifically written for the teacher with no background in Latin. Students who have completed Latina Christiana are now ready for the Form Latin series. Memoria Press recommends students move directly from Latina Christiana to First Form Latin. LC has a delayed start.
First Form Latin | $500 | 4th/5th Grade
First Form’s grammar-first approach focuses on grammar forms and vocabulary because these are the skills suitable for the grammar-stage student. All beginners—regardless of age—are in the grammar stage of learning. Syntax (how to use the grammar) and translation are logic- and rhetoric-stage skills, respectively, and quickly overwhelm the student unless introduced at a slow, gentle pace and taught for mastery. First Form is the ideal program for all beginners, grades 5 & up, or is a great follow-up to Latina Christiana at any age.
Second Form Latin | $500 | 5th/6th Grade
Second Form Latin continues the journey of Latin grammar. Building on what the student learned the previous year, Second Form reviews all material in First Form, completes the verb paradigms for all four conjugations in the indicative active and passive, and much more! Once they have finished Second Form, students will have crossed the halfway mark on their Latin journey! Second Form employs the identical format of First Form—an attractive, concise Student Text, systematic presentation in five units, extensive Workbook exercises, and a Teacher Manual.
Third Form Latin | $500 | 6th/7th Grade
Third Form Latin continues the journey of Latin grammar by reviewing all material in First and Second Form, completing the verb paradigms for all four conjugations in the indicative active and passive, and much more. Third Form employs the identical format of First and Second Form—an attractive, concise Student Text, systematic presentation in five units, extensive Workbook exercises, and a Teacher Manual.
Introduction to Latin (Henle I) | $500 | 7th Grade +
This course is for students in 7th grade or older, who have no previous Latin experience. The Form series is based on the Henle Latin I program, broken down into four parts. This course works through the same material, only in one year. Upon completion of this course, the student is ready for Henle II.
Algebra I | $375 | 7th+ | 8:30am — 10:00am
Algebra I provides a logical, systematic approach to abstract mathematical concepts. It also supplies many application problems relating algebra to the physical world. With a systematic, orderly presentation of concepts, and plenty of time for review, your student will gain a strong foundation for Geometry and Algebra II. This class is worth 1 high school credit in Mathematics.
Pre-Algebra I | $375 | 7th+ | 2:00pm — 3:30pm
This class covers a broad range of topics, including measurement, the metric system, a basic introduction to algebra, scientific notation, graphs, statistics, probability, business mathematics, and basic geometry. Also, problem-solving strategies will be used to help students apply mathematical skills to word problems. With a systematic, orderly presentation of concepts and plenty of time for review, your student will gain a strong foundation for high school algebra.
Classical Studies | 10:00 am — 11:30
Greek Myths | $375 | 3rd/4th
While Rome illuminates the formation of governments and societies, Greece illuminates the human condition. Introduce your students to the kinds of characters they will surely meet in life through the entertaining and exaggerated stories of the Greek gods. You will want to read it to your family first and then let your children read the stories again and again. The beautiful artwork is a wonderful teaching tool that allows you to ask questions about each detail. Greek myths are timeless and universal stories that serve as archetypes for the human character and the search for the divine.
Famous Men of Rome| $375 | 4th/5th
This class is ideal for beginners of all ages who are fascinated by the action and drama of Rome. Through the study of 30 biographical stories, covering all of ancient Rome’s history, from its founding to its demise, your child will witness the rise and fall of a great civilization through the lives of larger-than-life figures.
Famous Men of Greece | $375 | 6th/7th
If the Romans were history’s great men of action, the Greeks were history’s great men of thought. Dive into the lives and minds of thirty-two famous Greeks through stories detailing the rise, Golden Age, and fall of Greece. The triumphs of Aristotle, Ptolemy, Ulysses, Pericles, Alexander the Great, and many others will enable your students to understand why the scope of Greek accomplishment is still known today as “The Greek Miracle.” This class begins with a review of the Greek Myths.
Homer and History of Ancient Greece | $375 | 7th/8th
Western civilization begins with the Iliad and Odyssey. This is a perfect place to start your study of the Great Books. Our study guides will help bring Homer’s great works alive for your student. Our Teacher Guide has inset student pages with answers, teacher notes for each lesson, quizzes, and tests, giving the teacher all the background information needed to teach these books.
The journey continues, starting in Crete and ending in the Hellenistic Age, ushered in by Alexander the Great. Students learn about the development of democracy, the primordial defense of democracy in the Persian wars, the heyday of Athens (also known as the Golden Age), and that sad self-destruction known as the Peloponnesian Wars. But it is not history alone—culture, values, and life lessons are taught.
Greek Tragedies | $375 | 9th+
In this class students will conduct a survey of Greek dramatic literature by reading a selection of Greek plays and other related texts (Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.
The Oresteian Trilogy by Aeschylus: Aeschylus was the first of the three great tragic playwrights. The Oresteia is the exciting trilogy about the end of the curse of the House of Atreus. Join Orestes as he seeks to revenge his father’s murder, but discovers, along with us, that revenge only begets revenge – that mercy and litigation are the better ends of justice.
The Three Theban Plays by Sophocles: Sophocles, “famous for wisdom,” won the playwright competition at the Festival of Dionysus many times. Here is the story of Oedipus, fated to unknowingly kill his father and marry his mother. This is the great myth, influencing all subsequent literature. Fate, free will, the quest for knowledge and truth—the glory and downfall of Western civilization.
Medea & Other Plays by Euripides: Euripides further developed the tragedy, instituting the deus ex machina, a prologue with a background, and greater realism. His heroes are less resolute and more psychological, fraught with internal conflict. Here is the revenge of Medea and Hecabe, and the exciting adventures of Heracles in the Underworld.
Literature | 12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Literature A | $500 | 3rd/4th
Farmer Boy, Charlotte’s Web, A Bear Called Paddington, and Mr. Popper’s Penguins
Literature B | $500 | 4th/5th
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, Heidi, Lassie
Literature D | $500 | 6th/7th
Trojan War, Anne of Green Gables, Bronze Bow, The Hobbit, Horatius at the Bridge
Literature F | $500 | 8th/9th
Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Henry V, The Canterbury Tales, Poetry, Prose and Drama I
Literature G | $500 | 9th+
The Scarlet Letter, Julius Caesar, To Kill a Mockingbird,Romeo and Juliet, Poetry and Prose Book II
Composition | 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Introduction to Composition | $375 | 3rd
This class will use IEW’s All Things Fun and Fascinating Writing Lessons, providing a solid foundation for students to learn to write. Students will take notes, summarize narrative stories, write from pictures, put together a mini research report, and compose creative essays. With scheduling ideas, games, vocabulary, and more.
Fable Stage | $375 | 4th
In this initial Classical Composition course, TheFable Stage, students look at a single story or idea and begin to learn how to use words to engage the imagination of the audience. They master the structures of thoughts and ideas that go into a narrative, and learn to create recognition by using figures of description. Students learn to restructure facts to tell the same story or idea. They also discover that words are symbols representing ideas, and as writers they can communicate the same idea using a variety of words and sentence structures. Writing is done primarily at home, with final drafts being graded by the teachers.
Logic | 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
Traditional Logic | $375 | 9th+
A logic course for all ages but designed for use as young as 7th grade, Traditional Logic is an in-depth study of the classical syllogism. Along with a basic understanding of the Christian theory of knowledge, the text presents the four kinds of logical statements, the four ways propositions can be opposed, the three ways which they can be equivalent, and the seven rules for the validity of syllogisms. Each chapter explains challenging concepts in clear, concise language.