National Latin Exam
Stella Schola students take two years of Latin. Each March, students test their knowledge by participating in the National Latin Exam.
In mid-March, 7th and 8th grade students at Stella Schola Middle School in Lake Washington School District participate in the National Latin Exam.The one-hour test consists of 40 questions ranging from Latin root words, verb conjugations, and case endings (e.g. genitive, nominative, accusative, etc) to questions regarding a multi-paragraph Latin story which students have to translate in their heads.
Over 150,000 students take the National Latin Exam each year, including typically all 50 US states and many foreign countries including Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, England, Italy, Japan, Mozambique, New Zealand, Poland, Zimbabwe, Switzerland, and Brazil.
Many students from Stella Schola Middle School place very well on the national level, earning certificates of merit and a purple ribbon. A few students score in the top five percent in the nation on the exam.