Memoria Press Curriculum

The History of Memoria Press

Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces simple and easy-to-use classical Christian education materials for home and private schools. It was founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994 to help promote and transmit the classical heritage of the Christian West through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. Memoria Press has developed a K-12 classical curriculum at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, where its popular Latin, logic, and classical studies courses are written and field-tested.

About the Founder

Cheryl Lowe (1945 – 2017) is the author of the popular Latin programs Latina ChristianaLingua Angelica, and the First Form Latin series, as well as Greek AlphabetClassical PhonicsFirst Start Reading, and English Grammar Recitation. She and her husband, Jim, were married for forty years and have two sons, both of whom were National Merit Finalists. Cheryl discovered Latin when she homeschooled her sons and was the self-styled apostle of Latin, claiming that Latin has more educational value than any other subject you can teach your children. Cheryl graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in chemistry and from Western KY University with an M.S in Biology. Cheryl had wide teaching experience, in both content and venue, teaching everything from phonics, reading, math, Bible, and chemistry to Shakespeare and Latin, and teaching in public and private schools, as well as homeschooling. Cheryl and her son Brian founded Memoria Press in 1994, and in 2000, the highly successful Highlands Latin School, where all of the Memoria Press products are taught and field-tested. Cheryl spent many years overseeing the development of the Memoria Press Classical Core Curriculum for home, Christian, and cottage schools, and is also the founder of the Classical Latin School Association.

Motto

Memoria Press’s curriculum has three Latin words written on the cover: DOCERE, DELECTERE, MOVERE, which translates as, “to teach, to delight, to move.” This motto is a paraphrase of the Roman rhetorician Quintilian’s principles of oratory; the speaker should seek to not only inform his audience, but to move them and delight them as well (First Form Latin, p. 79).

Highlands Latin Phoenix endeavors to offer inspired instruction and an uplifting environment where students will increase in wisdom, virtue, and love.