National Latin Exam

The National Latin Exam is a fun annual exam offered by the American Classical League.  About 150,000 students participate each year from all 50 states and more than 10 foreign countries. It’s great practice for your Latin, there are prizes to be won, and it looks good on college applications too!

CLRC Latin students are encouraged to take the National Latin Exam each year.  Beginning in January students work through practice NLE questions on each weekly homework assignment. Extra study materials including maps, timelines, and Roman cultural information are provided as well and students have the opportunity to ask questions each week during their live class or at anytime via their class NLE discussion board or with a direct email to their teacher.

CLRC students score well on the National Latin Exam! Each year many of our students achieve perfect papers, gold or silver medals, honorary certificates and ribbons.


A practice app for the NLE is available at



“Thank you so much for your classes! I got a 40/40 on the National Latin Exam, and I couldn’t have done it without you. I am so grateful for all the many hours you spend helping me and other students learn Latin. Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher! P.S. My mom says thank you as well!”   Haydn S., Wisconsin

“I just got my National Latin Exam results back and I got a perfect score!!! I am so happy.  I love Latin.  Thanks so much for teaching me!!!!!”  Rose G., Illinois