About the Latin School
The Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School is established to allow Catholic families with children in the public school system to choose a Catholic school education for their sons and daughters in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.
The Latin School program is available for these public school students who wish an alternative to the available public middle school system.
This program is not a replacement for the parochial school sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, but rather another avenue to the benefits of a Catholic education for those families who do not already enjoy this tradition of schooling.
The sixth, seventh and eighth-grade program at Kellenberg Memorial High School is known as a Latin School because of the rich tradition in education that the study of Latin offers. The study of languages, particularly Latin, has long been prized as an especially effective way to train the mind and to educate the heart in patterns of civility, order, and respect.
The classical education offered by the Bro. Joseph C. Fox Latin School provides a solid foundation for high school studies. The Latin School is housed in the same building as Kellenberg Memorial High School. The classes are held in a designated section of the school. Sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students have use of all the school’s facilities: library, computer and science laboratories, gymnasium, cafeteria, etc.
The Assistant Principal for the Latin School supervises the daily activity of the school. Students are expected to behave properly in school. Students are held responsible for their assignments. Missing assignments are completed after school in a supervised room. A school uniform is worn during school hours by all students.
The focused curriculum and extracurricular programs in the Latin School provide the middle school student with a solid foundation for meeting the challenges of high school. The curriculum for the Latin School has been drawn up in conformity with the school’s consistent policy of promoting the greatest intellectual competence together with the highest moral character.
Latin School Curriculum
Since 1988, the Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School has been providing middle school students with a qualitative Catholic education in the Marianist Tradition. Students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades follow a challenging curriculum that stimulates their intellects and expands their understanding. The curriculum includes:
- Reading (6th)
- Latin (7th & 8th)
- Enrichment Courses
- Chorus, Band, or Orchestra
- Physical Education
“We must see everything with the eyes of faith.” - Blessed Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon
Seventh and eighth grade students may also participate in an extensive athletic program, which includes the following Latin School teams:
- Cross Country
- Athletic Clubs
- Archery Club
- Blue and Gold
- Equestrian Club
- Fitness Club
In addition to Latin School field trips, Latin School students can participate in one or more of the over 80 different clubs and activities offered at Kellenberg Memorial High School, including some of the following:
- Academic Quiz Bowl
- Art Guild
- Auditorium Service
- Bookstore Staff
- Boy Scouts
- Chess Club
- Divisional Newspaper
- Drama Club
- General Student Organization
- History Club
- Intramural Sports
- Jazz Band
- Lab Squad – “Zoo”
- Mathematics Club
- National Junior Honor Society
- S.A.L.T. (Service, Allegiance, Leadership, Teamwork)
- Science Club
- Science Olympiad
- Woodworking Club
A Qualitative Catholic Middle School Education With the Resources of a High School
Religious Aspect of the Latin School
Every student of the Latin School enjoys the opportunity to participate in regular school-wide prayer services throughout the academic year. Every student also takes part in a day-long retreat once per year with the other members of their grade (for sixth-grade students) or their homeroom (for seventh and eighth-grade students).
Students have the option of attending Mass which is offered each day in the Maria Regina chapel at Kellenberg Memorial, as well as the ability to participate in the monthly school-wide Masses as lectors, ushers, readers, or altar servers. Latin School students may also attend midday prayer every day, which is prayed at the beginning of every lunch period in the Maria Regina chapel.
The Latin School Experience is not limited to academics and extracurricular activities. The Brother Joseph C. Fox Latin School provides students with a Catholic education. All activities, both inside and outside the classroom, are carried out in the context of Christian values. The following contribute to this affective dimension of the Latin School:
- Morning Prayer Video
- Retreat Program
- Student Body Mass
- Daily Morning Mass
- Jubilee Choir
- Guidance Counselors
- Divisional Prayer Services
- Community Marianist Leaders
- School Chapel
Admission to the Latin School
Applications will be accepted beginning October 5, 2021.
Latin School Headlines
Article by Phoenix writer Cristina Palmieri ’25: On November 30, the Christmas season at Kellenberg unofficially began with its annual Christmas door decorating. As they
Article by Phoenix writer Grace Garcia ’23: The Latin School Thanksgiving Food Drive took place November 15th to November 19th. The Latin School homerooms donated