Jennifer Hoit


2018-2019 Classes

9th Grade Ancient Literature
Latin IV (10th grade)
Latin III (8th-9th grade)
Latin I (7th-10th grade)
5th Grade Latin
4th Grade Latin


PhD (ABD), Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
MA, Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College
BA, Classical Languages and Culture; Classical Art and Archaeology, Indiana University


Ms. Hoit grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, and she returned to her hometown after living in Philadelphia for seven years where she attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr. She has been tutoring students in Latin and Ancient Greek for more than ten years. While at Bryn Mawr, Ms. Hoit had the pleasure of teaching Ancient Greek to undergraduates. She also worked in the Bryn Mawr College Library's Special Collections department where she analyzed and catalogued their Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts collection, the papers of the modernist poet Marianne Moore, and the papers of other Bryn Mawr alumnae. Her academic interests include Roman satire, history and memory, Aeschylean tragedy, Ancient Greece and the Near East, and approaches to teaching children about classical languages and the classical world. She is currently working on her dissertation, History Before History: Collective Memory and Intentional History in the Greek Poetic Tradition.

Ms. Hoit has been developing the Latin program at Seven Oaks since the school opened. She has reached out to students as young as seven and eight to inspire their love of the classical world. The members of her Seven Oaks Chapter of the Junior Classical League have participated in service activities and efforts to increase school-wide engagement with the classics.

Ms. Hoit works closely with faculty, staff, and parents in her position as Faculty Coordinator. At the same time, she is seeing to the development of a robust, rigorous high school curriculum. She ensures that students take advantage of the opportunities that they have at their disposal to make attending college a reality.

I always tell students in Latin class that they are learning two languages at once: Latin (of course) and the language to talk about languages.