How to prepare for HLN

Rising third graders and up:

  • Consider using Memoria Press Curriculum (in part or whole). If you have placement questions for your children, call MP directly for one-on-one assistance at (877) 862-1097.
  • Learn and master cursive writing for speed and style. Consider Teach Yourself Cursive for students in fifth grade and up. Rapid and legible penmanship is necessary in a classroom learning environment.

A word on cumulative studies:

  • If new to Latin, third and fourth graders can start Latina Christiana at home to ramp-up for First Form. If fifth grade or older, begin First Form Latin using the complete set with DVDs.
  • If currently taking Latin, work diligently to master forms, vocabulary, and grammar questions. Each level assumes mastery of the previous Form. Students new to HLN will have to show that they have successfully completed the previous Form to be admitted later in the sequence.
  • If new to Classical Composition and your student is in fifth grade or up, see this suggested accelerated sequence.

Students under third grade:

  • Use MP full Primary curriculum for Kindergarten to Second Grade. Preschool and Jr. Kindergarten  packages are also available.
  • Start cursive in first grade (New American Cursive 1)
  • Start Latin in second grade with Prima Latina (only after English phonics are mastered and the student is reading well).