Junior Classical League
The Virginia Junior Classical League is a chapter of the National Junior Classical League. VJCL Members participate in certamen year-round and attend state convention. For more information, visit the website here.
Formed in 1936, the National Junior Classical League (NJCL) is an organization of high school students. Composed of local and state/provincial chapters across the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is the largest Classical organization in the world today with over 50,000 members. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.
Senior Classical League
The Virginia Senior Classical League is a chapter of the National Senior Classical League. VSCL Members support the Virginia JCL.
Like the official Facebook page here and the informal Facebook group here for more information about current events.
The National Senior Classical League is an organization founded to promote classical studies. We are the college-level affiliate of the National Junior Classical League, a similarly chartered high school organization.
American Classical League
The parent organization of both the NJCL and the NSCL is the American Classical League, a professional society of Latin and Greek scholars. The American Classical League was founded in 1919 for the purpose of fostering the study of classical languages in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the preservation and advancement of our classical inheritance from Greece and Rome.
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 of today,
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.
NJCL Song (The Purple and Gold)
Seeking the best, the highest our goal
Working for greatness through glories of old.
Searching the realms of the golden past,
We follow the classics' truths that last
In knowledge, truth, and fellowship, we're growing everyday
The friendly hand of J.C.L. aids in every way.
In Rome's proud steps we're marching on,
with every true colleague,
And for ever we'll hold to the Purple and Gold,
of the Junior Classical League.