Certamen is a game of fast recall of facts about classical civilizations and its peoples, languages, and cultures. The matches are supposed to be fun, competitive, and informative. Teams are composed of up to four members (upper school students) and up to three teams compete in each round. A round contains 20 questions (with two boni each) that are taken from the following categories: Latin Language, Greek and Roman Mythology, Roman History and Culture. For more information about Certamen at Classical Cottage School, see the Other Latin Opportunities page or read about it a the NJCL Website.
2016-2017 Certamen Schedule Virginia Certamen Schedule October 29: VSCL Kick-Off Certamen, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, Alexandria November 5: Classical Cottage Certamen, Powhatan School, Boyce, VA Not Held This Year: Seneca Ridge Middle School Certamen, Seneca Ridge MS, Sterling, VA December 3: Basis DC Certamen, Washington, DC December 10: Riverbend Certamen, Riverbend High School, Fredericksburg January 7: Flint Hill Certamen, Flint Hill Upper School, Oakton (Snow Date: Saturday, January 21) February 25: Thomas Jefferson Certamen, TJHSST, Alexandria March 4: Wakefield Certamen, Wakefield Country Day School, Huntley, VA Not Held This Year: Spotsylvania Certamen, Spotsylvania HS, Spotsylvania, VA March 18: Classics Day at UVA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA April 22: VSCL State Certamen Finals, W.T. Woodson High School, Fairfax TBD: VJCL State Certamen Team Tryouts, Flint Hill Upper School, Oakton, VA
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Mailing Address: Classical Cottage School POB 1204 Berryville, VA 22611