About The JCL

The National Junior Classical League(NJCL) was formed in 1936 as an organization of junior and senior students and is composed of chapters from Australia, Canada, and the USA.

It is currently the largest classical organization in the world and has over 50,000 members. Its purpose is to encourage an appreciation of the culture and language of ancient Greece and Rome.

The Georgia Junior Classical League(GJCL), founded in 1951, is tied for the fifth most local chapters and has the fourth most members out of any NJCL chapter.

The 1991 and 2014 NJCL Conventions took place at Emory University in Georgia.

Every year on the weekend closest to April 21, the supposed day of the founding of Rome, the GJCL hosts its own convention at Rock Eagle. The GJCL is also one of the few states to host a fall forum, a day-long version of the state convention that is held at the school of the GJCL president annually.