The Classics program at Boston Latin School situates young people in the ancient Greek and Roman tradition of human ideals. It uses the languages, literature, and art of that civilization to promote, in the present one, these virtues: to restrain one's impulse to self-interest, to live and treat others with dignity, and to participate responsibly in civic life. Through careful study of excellent thought, speech, and deed from that ancient world, our students will acquire ways to understand themselves as human beings, make sense of the present, and conceive of a worthwhile future.