Vail Christian Academy is focused on preparing each student for high school academics and beyond by providing a solid foundation in Latin as part of our classical education. Why Latin? Here are a few of the core reasons:
– Latin is the root of all the romance languages and provides the foundation for all our students to learn any (or all) one of these classic languages – Spanish, French, Italian, Protugese, and Romanian.
– Latin helps students master the English language and improve reading and writing skills. Over 50% of English vocabulary is derived from Latin, including over 80% of polysyllabic words.
– Latin grammar provides an understanding of how languages are constructed and promotes logical and critical thinking skills.
– Latin is backbone of the language and vocabulary in key professions – law, medicine, science, music, theology, philosophy, art, and literature.