Events

Throughout the year, Highlands Latin Phoenix hosts a variety of events which are open to the community. These events serve to showcase the joy Highlands Latin Phoenix students find in their education, to celebrate holidays which commemorate the life of our Savior, and to offer parents and educators in the Phoenix area opportunities to learn more about classical Christian education from leaders in the field.

We hope to see you at an event soon!

Informational Open Houses

Highlands Latin Phoenix welcomes interested families to Informational Open Houses each spring. Here interested families can view the curriculum, see class schedules, receive enrollment packets, meet current teachers and families, experience the HLS Phoenix spirit, and have plenty of time to ask questions.

Join us at an information night to learn how Highlands Latin Phoenix can bless your homeschooling journey!

Saturday, March 23, 2019

2:00 – 4:00pm

Grace Chapel in Scottsdale

Saturday, May 14, 2019

2:00 – 4:00pm

Grace Chapel in Scottsdale

Saturday, July 27, 2019

2:00 – 4:00pm

Grace Chapel in Scottsdale

Observation Days

Interested families are also invited to experience Highlands Latin Phoenix firsthand by visiting our campus during the school day on an Observation Day. Classes will operate as scheduled, with curriculum and samples of student work available for viewing.

Monday, March 18, 2019

drop-in: 10:30 – 2:30pm

Grace Chapel in Scottsdale

Monday, April 29, 2019

drop-in: 10:30 – 2:30pm

Grace Chapel in Scottsdale

 

Memoria Press Regional Teacher Training

Highlands Latin Phoenix was pleased to host the Memoria Press Wwestern Regional Teacher Training in October, 2018.

Presented by Memoria Press and the Classical Latin School Association, Regional Teacher Training Conferences are the perfect opportunity for homeschool parents and teachers alike to enrich their classical classroom. On the campus of Highlands Latin Phoenix, the conference featured plenary sessions led by leaders in the field of classical education. The remainder of the two days was jam-packed with workshops detailing curriculum, pedagogy, and classroom discipline.

The Classical Latin School Association (CLSA) is a group of classical schools working to promote the transmission of the culture of the Christian West through the Classical Core Curriculum. CLSA member schools are eligible for a discount on registration fees for all teacher training conferences.

At training conferences, Memoria Press has their full line of curriculum on display and dedicated staffers will be on hand to answer any questions or place any review copy orders.

Thursday, October 18 – Friday, October 19, 2018

The Campus of Highlands Latin Phoenix

Grace Chapel

Scottsdale, AZ

More informaiton on future CLSA regional teacher training conferences will be available soon.

Christmas Cantata

Early each December, the students of Highlands Latin Phoenix present a musical celebration of the the birth of our Savior. The program features scripture recitation, organ music, hand bells, student musical numbers, congregational hymns, the Highlands Latin Phoenix children’s choir singing in Latin, and a Christmas address by esteemed classicist Pastor Bruce Johnson.
This event is held in the beautiful sanctuary of Scottsdale Presbyterian Church.

Recitation Night

As a culmination of their studies for the year, each spring the students of Highlands Latin Phoenix present a program that highlights some of the material they have learned across the curriculum. Our primary students share scriptures and poems from their copybook work, and our Grammar students will share poetry related to their literary studies, as well as selections from their English and Latin grammar studies.

Highlands Latin Phoenix students learn and memorize material throughout the school year because memorization furnishes their minds with the true, good, and beautiful words contained in scripture and the great works of literature.  The language patterns and principles they master sink into their minds and hearts and become part who they are, enhancing not only their scholastic aptitude, but their virtue as well.

Andrew Pudewa, Director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing and an avid proponent of poetry memorization, noted,

There is perhaps no greater tool than memorization to seal language patterns into a human brain, and there is perhaps nothing more effective than poetry to provide exactly what we want: reliably correct and sophisticated language patterns. Although rote memorization and recitation went out of vogue when the great god of Creativity began to dominate ideology in the Schools of Education, it has stood for centuries, even millennia, as the most powerful way to teach, to learn, to develop skills, and to preserve knowledge. By memorizing and reciting, you practically fuse neurons into permanent language-storage patterns. Those patterns are then ready to be used, combined, adapted, and applied to express ideas in a myriad of ways. Additionally, because of the nature of poetry, poets are often compelled to stretch our vocabulary, utilizing words and expressions in uniquely sophisticated—but almost always correct—language patterns. A child with a rich repertoire of memorized poetry will inevitably demonstrate superior linguistic skills, both written and spoken, because of those patterns which are so deeply ingrained in the brain.

(Andrew Pudewa, “One Myth, Two Truths“)

Highlands Latin Phoenix warmly welcomes community members and prospective families to join us at any of our annual events.

We hope to see you soon!