A Latin job for 2010-11 has opened at Regis in New York City – a program which should be (should not is) the best Latin program in any American high school. The school’s history has been shaped by the formative deed which started it – a large, anonymous gift which paid all the school’s expenses for 75 years, and remains at the back of the mind of all the sensitive students who pass through the building, as an ostensive definition of the proper use of wealth. Unfortunately, no one, Regian or otherwise, has ever replicated that gift – Regis remains the only free private high school in the country.
The school has a legitimate idealistic and religious component, and Latin does not feel out of place there, though it is a Jesuit school, and the Jesuits (like most of the rest of the Catholic Church) have been rending their own intellectual entrails for decades now. An interesting opportunity for someone who wants to make a splash with Latin.