8th Grade

I’ve structured this page for those who like to piece together their own curriculum but I know there are a lot of people (seems like most I encounter) who just appreciate to find a trusted curriculum that will package it all together for them in a box for a reasonable price. If that is you, this is my best recommendation: Memoria Press Eighth Grade Classical Core Complete Set.

Memoria Press Eighth Grade Curriculum Package


NOTE: If your child is new to latin read my article on latin placement and scroll to the end to find the chart on latin placement for older children. Students should complete Students should complete First, Second, and Third Form Latin before moving onto Fourth.


Memoria Press Grammar is designed to be less time consuming than most grammars because you are getting a great deal of grammar learning in latin. This frees up a lot of time and my children have said they like this grammar more than any other they have done.


Classical Studies

Christian Studies and Ancient Studies

This book covers the Exodus as well as the ancient world during that time.


Classical Composition

If you are new to Memoria Press Classical Composition it is not recommended to start with level V. Take a look at this helpful Classical Composition Sequence Chart to get an idea of where you student should be at.

Geography/Modern Studies


Background Book on Shakespeare

(since they will be reading their first play in literature)

Supplements (if you’ve used Memoria Press before you may have these from prior years, otherwise order them because you’ll want them for the above–they do not come standard in the curriculum package):


If your child has completed the Greek Alphabet curriculum from 7th grade then this is a great year to begin First Form Greek – not included in the 8th grade curriculum package but can be added on additionally