The Lukeion Project

The Lukeion Project is the World Leader in Live Online Classical education featuring college preparatory courses in Latin, Greek, Classical literature, history and more.

Lukeion Project Success

More than 90% of Lukeion language students earn honors on the National Latin Exam and/or the National Greek Exam each year. We offer all language students the opportunity to compete internationally and earn these honors each spring.

We are on HSLDA's Homeschooling Thru High School list and are regulalry sought out by top gifted and talented organizations in the U.S.

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Welcome to The Lukeion Project

Gladiator StrollWe specialize in the Classical world. We offer college-preparatory courses in Classical Latin, Classical Greek, Classical Literature in translation, Greek & Roman History, Mythology, Word Roots and Classical Archaeology. Learners join our classroom from around the globe through live, online classes (not recordings, chat rooms, or do-it-yourself distance learning).

The Lukeion Approach

The Lukeion Project began in 2005 by Classical archaeologists Regan & Amy Barr. Since then our course catalog has grown considerably with the expertise of an ever growing group of dedicated instructors. Our courses are vividly illustrated and interactive. All classes are taught by experienced specialists in their fields. Do not expect "talking-head" classes! Sessions are interactive, and include high quality, professional graphics that engage today’s visual-learning generation. Our courses feature the very best benefits of online convenience and live instruction and teacher interaction. Courses are kept small (an average of 30 or fewer). Instructors are always happy to answer student questions during our live sessions and by email after the session ends. Our courses feature the best benefits of online convenience and live instruction with educator interaction.


The Lukeion Project offers full-semester classes at the high school (college-preparatory) level and 4-session workshops appropriate for students age 10 and up. All of our courses meet for one hour once per week except during the summer when workshops meet four consecutive days.

Sample a class

Contact us for a recording sample of a recent class (sorry, we are not able to provide specific samples). We want you to make a confident decision to enroll any course at the The Lukeion Project before you commit to a course. OUr instructors will be happy to answer your questions about any particular course.

Semester courses

Our semester courses are generally high school level and college preaparatory with the exception of Witty Wordsmith and Barbarian Diagrammarian courses which are desined to preapre students for beginning language studies during the middle school and lower high school years. In addition of offering mastery of sujects, all of our courses are desied to help your learner practice note-taking, self-organization, time-management, research writing, testing skills, essay writing and much more. Click to view information on each subject:

Workshops are designed for those who are interested!

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The Lukeion Project offers a variety of workshops on Classical archaeology, history, literature, and art.  Most 4-session classes are geared toward those working at a 6th grade level and above. Gifted students, adults and older students will thoroughly enjoy these workshops as well.

About The Lukeion Project

Group shot of tour group with the Barrs at Troy, TurkeyFounders Regan and Amy Barr launched The Lukeion Project in 2005.

As veteran archaeologists, experts in ancient languages and history, and home educators of three, the Barrs provide a unique educational approach that fosters excellence, enthusiasm and college preparedness. They currently teach all of the courses at The Lukeion Project.

Click here to read about our live online technology and learn about The Lukeion Project classroom experience.

Who teaches all the courses?

Click here for a history of The Lukeion Project and details about our instructor's qualifications.

Not all online classes are the same

Today it seems like there are a great many 'online' classes available on nearly every subject but beware:  "Online course" can refer to anything from a freeform, unstructured email coorespondence class; to a series of online self tutorials.  You will find that our online method is unparalleled. 

When comparing our courses to others, consider The Lukeion Project difference:

All of our courses include:

  • Live instruction via webinar (not a chat room nor a recording)
  • Organized, well-paced, action-packed one hour sessions help challenge and keep students on track
  • Challenging semester courses are fully graded by instructors
  • Beautifully illustrated with our extensive proprietary collection of images from throughout the Classical world (not a 'talking head' video shot of the instructor).
  • Instructors maintain full control of each session for the optimal learning environment
  • Classes are well annotated (a great way to develop note taking skills and a real boost for the visual learner)
  • Courses are packed with extra learning tools:  practice games, links, primary sources, helpful handouts, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our FAQ's (frequently asked question page) here or find out how to contact The Lukeion Project if we have not provided an answer on this list. We are happy to answer any of your questions by email.

We are normally in office from 9-5, Monday through Thursday except when we are not. We leave for the Mediterranean every May to show people around, and we are frequently speakers at home education conferences. Otherwise, anticipate a fairly quick response by email.


Family Travel with The Lukeion Project

Marco leads group in PompeiiWe believe that travel is the best educational gift you can give a child. Every May the founders of The Lukeion Project, Regan and Amy Barr, load up a private bus and tour a portion of the Classical world. The most unique part of our trip each year is that we invite families (children should be 8 or older, recommended age is 12 and up) to travel together with us to see the finest sites of the Classical world. We handle all the logistics while you and your family get to enjoy adventure and travel as a family. We also welcome students ages 17 through adult.

Plan ahead:

Click here to find out more about Lukeion travel adventures and how to join us

If you would like more information about our trips, please be sure to register for our e-news below.

Register Online

Ionic capitalRegistration is open for the 2011-2012 academic year. All courses are available on a first come, first served basis.  Your registration puts a short term hold on the seat you have requested.  Please pay promptly to reserve your seat.

How to register:

  1. Chose the class and session time, then check course availability.
  2. Fill out your registration form as completely as possible to avoid delays.  We will not sell your data and our site is secure.
    • Be sure to choose your payment method (check by mail or PayPal).  You must pay by PayPal if you register fewer than 7 days prior to the first session. Checks are preferred.
    • Questions about tuition? Go here.
    • Refund policy: Go here. Please read our policy carefully.
  3. We will send an invoice to the email address you provide. 
    • Please pay promptly. No seat is guaranteed until you have paid in full.
  4. Expect a class invitation key to arrive at least 24 hours before class starts at the email address(es) you provided on your registration in most cases. Contact us before the class meeting if nothing arrives for you!
  5. Come to class at least 10 minutes early for your very first Lukeion Project session.  This will allow our classroom software to load on your computer.

Though we provide an online registration form, real humans take care of all the paperwork. Please be patient with us while we add you to our database and roster but don't hesitate to contact us if  you think there's been an error or an overly long delay.