In Classical Studies, students study Greek mythology and Greek and Roman history and literature every year, gradually deepening their knowledge and understanding. This long grounding prepares students to read the classics of Greek, Roman, and English literature, and to study and understand the modern world.

Suggested Timeline:

Years 1-4 are semester courses designed for grades 4-7, and years 5-9 are full-year courses designed for grades 8-12.

Year 1: D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths
Year 2: Famous Men of Rome
Year 3: Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Year 4: Famous Men of Greece
Year 5: Classical Studies I (Greece and Homer)
Year 6: Classical Studies II (Rome and Vergil)
Year 7: Classical Studies III (Greek Tragedies)
Year 8: Classical Studies IV (Cicero and Augustine)
Year 9: Classical Studies V (Introductory Philosophy)
Year 10: Classical Studies VI (Art & Architecture)

MPOA offers Classical Studies III, IV, V, and VI on a two year rotation:

2022: Classical Studies III and V
2023: Classical Studies IV and VI

Note that in 2022, the ordering of Classical Studies III and IV was reversed to reflect the difficulty of the given content.