Academic Expectations

Are you wondering what to expect in your child’s classroom? Interested in comparing what CPLS students learn versus public school/Common Core Standards?

What is the true mark of a quality education?

At Cair Paravel Latin School, we believe that education does not end with the memorization of facts and formulas or the regurgitation of ideas from a textbook. A solid education should equip students with the tools to critically reason, communicate eloquently, and successfully navigate through the ups and down of their adult lives. It should also give them a hunger to continue learning and point them toward those things that are good, true and beautiful.

Why Latin?

Prior to the 20th century, it was the norm for students to achieve mastery of the Latin grammar before high school. At CPLS we are pleased to have developed a Latin program that has achieved this mark of excellence for the 21st century.

The intensive study of classical Latin develops the minds of students as no other subject can.  Students who have learned how to learn with Latin become better students in all other subjects. The study of classical languages and the Greek/Roman classics provides a path to wisdom and knowledge that cannot be attained by any other method. Classical education can be distinguished from modern education, in that it does not neglect the important first step of giving students the tools for both intellectual development and for understanding their classical, Christian heritage.

Primary Sources

Students at Cair Paravel Latin School are encouraged to dive deeper into their subjects. The use of primary source documents requires that students learn to dissect information themselves versus accepting language from a textbook without question.

College Credits

CPLS High School juniors and seniors can receive college credits by participating in CLEP review courses through, which provides free vouchers for the CLEP exam. By passing the exam, students earn credits to be used at the college/university of their choice.

Grade Level Expectations

The following links provide you with a basic look at the Expected Learning Results in each grade.

Students will rise to the occasion

See how students at CPLS historically compare to other local schools.

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