NOW OPEN FOR FALL 2019 ENROLLMENT – Classes start September 3, 2019

The annual tuition for Greek I and Latin I (Fall and Spring semesters) is $1,500. This pays for 45 one-hour classes each semester, 90 classes total. That comes to $16 per class – a terrific bargain in education for a live class. The classes meet Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (see our academic calendar for holiday schedule). This schedule leaves Mondays and Fridays free for our other live, online classes.
The monthly payment plan (10 equal payments) is $150 per month. There is a payment-in-full discount of 5% (so $1,425) for  one-time payment in full. There is also a 30% discount for siblings, after the first (annual tuition for 2nd and subsequent siblings = $ 1,050).
20th Anniversary – 20% Discount: To launch these new level I classes, the Academy is offering a 20% discount off of all of the prices noted above. So annual tuition is reduced to $1,200 (2nd and subsequent siblings would be $840; may be combined with other discounts).

Please email us for class times for higher class levels. Thank you.

These classes are live, 60 minute, online classes and meet three times per week, for thirty (30) weeks per academic year (the same academic schedule as the rest of the live classes).  Each course fulfills the entire Greats Honors Program foreign language requirement.


Greek I and II courses and Latin I, II and III courses will meet online 3 times per week (Tuesdays-Thursdays), for live, one hour (60 minute) classes, for thirty (30) weeks per academic year (90 hours), beginning the first week of September, into May. Class size will initially be limited to about 12 students. The Greek and Latin Reading Courses will meet three times per week for one hour (60 minute) classes beginning the first week of September, into May, 2020.

Greek I and II This year-long course provides a complete introduction to basic Greek grammar, vocabulary, and basic pronunciation.The course continues the exploration of the language with selections from the New Testament, Septuagint, and Early Christian Writers. Short, project-based assessments help each student build a personalized Linguistic Toolkit geared to his/her area of interest.

Latin I -II: Ecclesiastical and Classical Latin This course transitions from learning the grammar and basic vocabulary to translating significant texts of ecclesiastical and classical Latin. Readings from Jerome’s Vulgate, the Church Fathers and selections from the most books from Roman civilization.

Pacific PST




Eastern EST

11-12 AM

Greek 1

Greek 1

Greek 1

2-3 PM

1-2 PM

Latin I

Latin I

Latin I

 4-5 PM

Prof. John Hornyak

Professor John Hornyak first studied Greek, Latin, and German at Bishop’s Latin School, a Jesuit-run diocesan seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. He majored in Classical Linguistics (Greek and Sanskrit) and Philosophy at Duquesne University, after which he pursued the MA in Philosophy. Mr. Hornyak is the father of six children, and lives on 1 ½ acres in Middletown, MD, where is an avid gardener and a lifelong learner. He currently teaches Greek and Latin for Holy Apostles College.


  • PhD (ABD) in Instructional Design for Online Learning at Capella University
  • BA. Classical Linguistics and Philosophy- Duquesne University,
  • Masters in Science and Math Education with a Multimedia Technology emphasis from Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Masters in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding Graduate Institute
  • Certified Master Reviewer for Quality Matters program

Relevant Experience

  • Nearly five years as curriculum Writer in educational software development with the NASA Classroom of the Future
  • Four years Managerial experience as Director of Distance Learning for Wheeling Jesuit University
  • Practical experience in Instructional design/educational curriculum materials production with K12 Inc, Marshall University, Sungard Higher Education at Montgomery College in Germantown, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing in Baltimore, Maryland and the Veterans Administration.



  • Carlson, Thompson, Hornyak, & Ruberg. The Integrator: A tool for teaching strategy acquisition in scientific inquiry. Paper presented at the meeting of ED-MEDIA/ED-TELECOM World Conference, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
  • Cummings, Hornyak, & Ruberg. (1997). The NASA advanced life support system–modeling the future in biology education. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers, Minneapolis.
  • Ruberg, Hornyak, & Baro. (1997). Implementing science education reform: Teaching and learning in software curriculum development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Biology Teachers, Minneapolis.


  • International Space Station Challenge- Presentation at the International Technology Education Association conference, Atlanta (2001).
  • BioBLAST (Better Learning through Adventure, Simulation, and Technology)-Presentation at the National Association of Biology Teacher’s Annual Convention,Orlando, FL (2000).
  • “Living and Learning in the Digital Age”-Keynote address at annual conference for Chicago Public School System, (1999).
  • Astronomy Village: Investigating the Solar System-Presentation at the National Science Teacher’s Association annual convention, Boston, MA, (1999).
  • Astronomy Village: Investigating the Universe- Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics –Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (1999).
  • BioBLAST (Better Learning through Adventure, Simulation, and Technology) – Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics – Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. (1999).
  • Educational Philosophy of the Classroom of the Future- Radio broadcast on BBC World Service, London, England. (1998)



Required Books for Latin I

Wheelock’s Latin 7th Edition (The Wheelock’s Latin Series) 7th Edition by Richard A. Lafleur (Author)
Workbook for Wheelock’s Latin 3rd Revised Edition by Paul T. Comeau (Author), Richard A. LaFleur (Contributor)

Suggested Books for Latin I

Latin Verbs: Conjugations (Quick Study Academic) (English and Latin Edition)(Latin) Cards – November 1, 2016 by Inc. Barcharts (Author), Rachel Jacobs (Contributor)
Latin Vocabulary SparkNotes Study Cards Student, Bilingual Edition

Required Books for Greek I

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar: Fourth Edition (Zondervan Language Basics Series) Hardcover – February 5, 2019
Basics of Biblical Greek Workbook: Fourth Edition (Zondervan Language Basics Series) Paperback – February 5, 2019
Biblical Greek Laminated Sheet (Zondervan Get an A! Study Guides) Pamphlet – July 5, 2005

Suggested Books for Greek I

Basics of Biblical Greek Vocabulary Cards (The Zondervan Vocabulary Builder Series) Cards – November 7, 2004
Basics of Biblical Greek Video Lectures: A Complete Course for the Beginner