American Classical League
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American Classical League
American Classical League
ACL seal.png
ACL official seal
Abbreviation ACL
Formation 1919
Type Professional, educational
Legal status Non-profit
Purpose Classical studies
Headquarters 860 NW Washington Blvd., Suite A
Hamilton, Ohio, Ohio 45013
  • United States
Vice President
Kathy Elifrits
John Gruber-Miller
Patrick McFadden
Rachel Ash


Founded in 1919, the American Classical League (ACL) is a professional organization which promotes the study of classical civilization at all levels of education in the United States and Canada.[2] Teachers of Latin, Ancient Greek and the Classics account for the majority of its membership, though the ACL is open to any person interested in preserving the language, literature and culture of both Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece.[3] Currently based in Hamilton, Ohio,[2] the league publishes and provides hundreds of teaching aids; runs a national placement service for teachers of Latin and Greek;[4] sponsors the National Latin Examination (NLE);[5] functions as the parent organization of both the National Junior Classical League (NJCL)[6] and National Senior Classical League (NSCL);[7] and annually holds a convention -- the Annual Institute -- to promote excellence in the teaching of classical studies.[8] The ACL also encourages and supports ongoing dialogue with other classical and modern language associations.[7]

Allied organizations

See also

Further reading

  • Phinney, Ed (1997). The History of the American Classical League, 1919-1994. Oxford, Ohio: The League. ISBN 0-939507-47-1. 
  • McDaniel, Walton Brooks (March 14, 1927). "American Classical League". The Classical Weekly. Classical Association of the Atlantic States. 20 (18): 139-140. doi:10.2307/4388946. 


  1. ^ "2008 Riverbend Certamen" (PDF). Mark A. Keith. Retrieved 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Teens turn to Latin to boost scores". The Detroit News. MediaNews Group. September 22, 2004. 
  3. ^ "Willkie Wins Citation; Classical League Honors Also Dorothy Thompson, Lippmann". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. November 9, 1943. p. 24 - Obituaries. 
  4. ^ Flaherty, Julie (November 27, 1998). "In America's Schools, Latin Enjoys a Renaissance". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 2010. 
  5. ^ "Latin Masters". The Fayetteville Observer. May 2, 2001. 
  6. ^ Whitehead, Paul N. (July 27, 2007). "Ancient culture is hip during Junior Classical League convention". Scripps Interactive Newspapers Group. Retrieved 2010. 
  7. ^ a b Lawall, Gilbert; Barthelmess, James (Apr-May 1980). "The Role of the American Classical League in Promoting Dialogue within the Classical and Foreign Language Teaching Professions". The Classical Journal: Vol. 75, No. 4. The Classical Association of the Middle West and South, Inc: 330-334. JSTOR 3297284. 
  8. ^ Latona, Angela Marie (January 9, 2008). "Bringing the classics -- and classicists -- to life". The Andover Townsman. Retrieved 2010. 
  9. ^ a b c d e "Allied Organizations: Listing of Classical Organizations". American Classical League. 2010. Retrieved 2010. 

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