The National Junior Classical League is an organization for middle and high school students in classical courses. NJCL proudly holds the honor of being one of the largest academic youth organizations in the world. There are over 50,000 members in approximately 1,200 chapters, located in almost every state and in several foreign countries. Established in 1936, the organization seeks to promote the study of Latin and Greek, to benefits students and teachers alike, and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of classical antiquity.
We the members of the Junior Classical
League, covenant to hand on the torch of
classical civilization in the modern world.
We believe an acquaintance with the
civilization of Greece and Rome will help
us understand and appraise this world
which is indebted to the ancient
civilization in its government and laws,
literature, language and arts.
We affirm the JCL experience develops
responsibility, fosters brotherhood,
promotes enthusiasm, encourages
competition, inspires dedication and
enriches our total growth.
Seeking the best, the highest our goal,
Working for greatness through glories of
Searching the realms of the golden past,
We follow the classics' truths that last.
In knowledge, truth, and fellowship, we're
growing every day
The friendly hand of JCL aids in every
In Rome's proud steps we're marching on,
with every true colleague,
And forever we'll hold to the Purple and
Gold of the Junior Classical League.
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