2018-19 Course Offerings
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Memory work, calendar, phonemic awareness, fine- and gross-motor skills, number and alphabet lessons, classical children’s read-aloud stories, traditional music, poetry, and games
First Start Reading, Primary Phonics readers, Core Skills Phonics K and 1, Spelling Workout, copy work, arithmetic and speed drills, Bible story time, memory work, science, social studies, classical music, art, and poetry appreciation, and classic children’s read-aloud picture books
Grades 1 and 2
First Start Reading Book E, Core Skills Phonics 2, Traditional Spelling Book I, Storytime Treasures and More Storytime Treasures, arithmetic and speed drills, copy work, New American Cursive, memory work, science, social studies, classical music, art, poetry appreciation, and classic children’s read-aloud picture books
Grades 3 and 4
Latina Christiana or Grammar School Latin, Spelling Workout D, English Grammar Recitation I, Core Skills Language Arts 3, Farmer Boy, Charlotte’s Web, D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths, The Book of Astronomy, states and capitals, arithmetic and speed drills, and Introduction to Composition
Students in Lower Grades will participate in a music appreciation and theory course.
Latina Christiana/Grammar School Latin
First Form Latin
Second Form Latin (First Form Latin pre-requisite)
Third Form Latin (Second Form Latin pre-requisite)
High School Latin I
High School Latin II
Heidi, Lassie Come Home, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Adam of the Road, A Door in the Wall, Anne of Green Gables
Grades 7 and 8
Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, As You Like It
Grades 9 – 12
The Scarlet Letter, Julius Caesar, To Kill a Mockingbird, Romeo and Juliet
Fable Stage and Narrative Stage
Chreia Maxim/ Refutation/ Confirmation
High School Composition I and II
What’s the Bird and The History of Medicine
Exploring Planet Earth and Astronomy
Famous Men of Rome
Famous Men of Greece, The Trojan War, “Horatius at the Bridge”
The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Book of the Ancient Greeks
History and Modern Studies
US Politics and Government (A Concise History of the American Republic:
We are pleased to introduce an after-school electives program for the 2018-19 school year. No
additional fees are currently required for these elective opportunities.
Lower School Choir (Grades 1-4)
Lower School Choir is open to all students in grades 1-4.
Lower School Ballet (Grades K-4)
An introduction to Ballet for students of all abilities in grades K through 4.
Senior Choir (Grades 5-12)
Senior School Choir is by audition only. Auditions will be held at the beginning of the school
year. Date TBD.
Upper School Orchestra
Orchestra is by audition only. Orchestra is geared toward students with musical acumen and
Shakespeare Drama Club
Shakespeare Drama Club is by audition only. Students will rehearse and perform a full-length
Shakespeare play over the course of the year.
Summer Reading Requirements
All current and incoming students are required to complete the summer reading for their appropriate grade level and/or course enrollment as listed below. At Highlands Latin Pasadena, we have a strong value on family reading time as part of the daily routine. Please choose two of the books from the following list to include in your family reading time each day over the course of the summer. Books will be discussed during lunch period book circles over the first several weeks of school.
The Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
On the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burrows
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Five Little Peppers by Margaret Sidney
Famous Men of Rome
Required Reading Prerequisite
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths
|Famous Men of Greece, The Trojan War,
“Horatius at the Bridge”
|Famous Men of Rome by John H.
Haaren, Addison B. Poland
|The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Book of the
|The Trojan War by Olivia Coolidge|
|Greek Tragedies||The Book of the Ancient Greeks
by Dorothy Mills