Washington / British Columbia  |  Junior Classical League

This is the official online website for the Washington / British Columbia Junior Classical League. The Junior Classical League or JCL,
is an organization which helps encourage and promotes classical civilization, literature, culture and arts.

About the WA/BC JCL


Formed in 1936, the National Junior Classical League (NJCL) is an organization of junior and senior high school students sponsored by the American Classical League. Composed of local and state/provincial chapters across the United States, Canada, and Australia, it is the largest Classical organization in the world today with over 50,000 members. Its purpose is to encourage an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.


NJCL Song (The Purple and Gold)
Dave Clements, Max Spires, Mrs. R. G. Frazier
Revised by Mrs. B. H. Norveson

Seeking the best, the highest our goal
Working for greatness through glories of old.

Searching the realms of the golden past,
We follow the classics' truths that last

In knowledge, truth, and fellowship, we're growing
everyday, The friendly hand of J. C. L. aids in every way.

In Rome's proud steps we're marching on,
with every true colleague,

And for ever we'll hold to the Purple and Gold,
of the Junior Classical League.


We the members of the Junior Classical League, covenant to hand on the torch of classical civilization in the modern world.

We believe an acquaintance with the civilization of Greece and Rome will help us understand and appraise this world of today, Which is indebted to the ancient civilization in its government and laws, literature, language and arts.

We affirm the JCL experience develops responsibility, fosters brotherhood, promotes enthusiasm, encourages competition, inspires dedication and enriches our total growth.

68th Annual WA/BC JCL Convention

The WA/BC JCL convention is held yearly on a high school campus and open to SCL and JCL members in the Pacific Northwest. It is a time to exchange ideas, hear noted speakers, participate in workshops, compete in academic, graphic arts, and creative arts contests and to meet JCL students from the United States and Canada.

The Details

Where and When

Convention will be held from
April 17-19, 2015 at Warm Beach Camp.

Warm Beach Camp
20800 Marine Drive
Stanwood, Washington 98292


Our Inspiration

tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito.
Vergil, Aeneid VI.95.

(Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them)

Contests and Events

WA/BC JCL Chapters

East Region

North Region

South Region

The Senior Classical League

The National Senior Classical League is an organization founded to promote classical studies. We are the college-level affiliate of the National Junior Classical League, a similarly chartered high school organization. The parent organization of both the NJCL and the NSCL is the American Classical League, a professional society of Latin and Greek scholars. Our primary duties are to help the NJCL at the annual national convention and to offer scholarships to SCL members.

Join the SCL

National Junior Classical League

The WA/BC JCL is a proud member of the National Junior Classical League (NJCL). As well as the parent organization, providing benefits for all members,
the NJCL hosts the National Convention.

2015 National JCL Convention

Trinity University, San Antonio TX - July 27-August 1, 2015

Join the JCL

Joining the JCL, means empowering yourself with the networking opportunities of over 50,000 JCL'ers; and thousands of SCL, Teachers and Sponsors.

Join the NJCL