Academic Enrichment

Events at St. Philip Neri School

  • Spelling Bee
  • Geography Bee
  • Maryland Terrapin Adventure – team building, problem solving as a team., and communication skills


St. Philip Neri School offers as an elective an academic, two-year Latin course of study for 7th and 8th grade students. The classes meet from 7:00 am to 7:50 on Monday and Wednesday mornings for Latin 7 and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for Latin 8. The students begin their introduction to Latin with a focus on common vocabulary terms and phrases, grammar patterns and making connections to words that have come into the English language from Latin. Introduction to the Classical Roman period and its continued influence in the modern world, the early Christian church in Rome, and the use of Latin in sacred music, prayers and the Mass rounds out the Latin program. The course text, Latin for Americans, 2003 edition, is a level 1 Latin text.

For interested students and their parents it is important to note that since Latin is an academic subject and it will require additional study, work, effort and time management. A variety of assessments are given
throughout the course and letter grades (A, B, C etc.) are earned and reflected on the report card. Students who do well in the two-year program may place in Latin 2 or Honors Latin in high school.

For more information contact Mrs. Susan Deloach at [email protected]

In the fall of 2017 our Alumni from the Class of 2016 returned to sing the ANGELUS.  They are wearing their perspective school uniforms – some in private, some in public schools.  They were united in the spirit of song.  Enjoy!