Upper Elementary Greek I

CLRC’s Upper Elementary Greek I program is designed for children from age 9-10. The natural inquisitiveness of elementary school-aged children, coupled with their remarkable capacity for absorbing vocabulary and language forms, makes the elementary years the ideal time to begin building a foundation in a Classical Language such as Greek.

In Upper Elementary Greek I, students gain thorough familiarity with the Greek alphabet; learn to read and write Greek words and sentences; explore English derivatives from Greek roots; and learn first and second declension nouns, the basic use of cases (Subject, Predicate Nominative, Possessive, Indirect Object, Direct Object), and the present indicative of verbs.

All this is done using songs, games, puzzles, and conversational phrases in combination with more traditional activities like sentence diagramming and paradigm practice. We’ll look at phrases from Aesop’s fables, famous Greek sayings, learn about the fascinating gold-digging ants of Herodotus, and learn some ancient Greek geography and history at the same time!

"Thank you for teaching my children Greek! They are learning more this year than in the past 3 years put together. I am amazed how much they are learning. They seem to be doing well, even though I can be of no help to them other than encouraging them to keep up with their homework, and flashcards. Thanks so much for teaching them!" -- Connie K., Washington

Fall 2020 Registration for this Course Opens on February 27.

Enrollment for this class is closed for Fall 2021.

Prerequisites: None
Instructor:  Jaimie Althage, B.A. 
Age Level:  9 - 10 years
Grade Level: 4 - 5
Minimum Enrollment Required: 5
Maximum Class Size: 12
Tuition per Semester:  $200
Class Meets: Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific

Part 1

(Fall '18)


Part 2

(Spring '19)


Prerequisites: Part 1 (or Instructor's Permission)

Prerequisites: None
Instructor:  Anne Van Fossen, M.A.   email
Grade  Level:  10 yrs – 13 yrs
Minimum Enrollment Required: 5
Maximum Class Size: 15
Tuition per Semester:  $270;
Early Registration Discount (before June 1): $225

Fall enrollment is closed. Students may be able to enroll with the instructor’s permission. Please contact info@clrconline.com. Spring registration opens Oct 18th.

(If you would like to enroll in this class but cannot attend at the posted time, please contact us. We may be able to open an additional section.)

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Jaimie Althage, B.A.

Jaimie Althage received her B.A. in Classical Studies from Hillsdale College in 2011 (magna cum laude). After graduating, she taught for Great Hearts Academies in Arizona for four years, and then served as a founding faculty member for another Great Hearts Academy campus in Irving, Texas, before taking a hiatus from teaching to stay home with her children. She loves teaching and classical education, and has taught History, Latin, and Greek at various grade levels. She currently lives with her husband and three children in the Dallas area. When not teaching, she loves to read, cook, and knit.

Anne Van Fossen, M.A., CLRC Classical Languages Program Director

Anne Van Fossen (for full bio, click here) has developed the Classical Language Program at the CLRC, and oversees all Classical Language instruction. Her detailed lessons and assignments lead students through the highly acclaimed Athenaze Introduction to Ancient Greek Course with a wide variety of learning aids developed especially for the CLRC: vocabulary cards, grammar charts, weekly exercises to focus on retention of the myriad verb and noun forms, and regular work to develop English vocabulary based on Greek roots. Anne works closely with all CLRC Greek teachers and oversees all aspects of the program.


Class materials to be provided by the instructor.