The History of Memoria Press
Memoria Press is a family-run publishing company that produces simple and easy-to-use classical Christian education materials for home and private schools. It was founded by Cheryl Lowe in 1994 to help promote and transmit the classical heritage of the Christian West through an emphasis on the liberal arts and the great works of the Western tradition. Memoria Press has developed a K-12 classical curriculum at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky, where its popular Latin, logic, and classical studies courses are written and field-tested.
About Cheryl Lowe
Cheryl Lowe was the author of the popular Latin programs Latina Christiana, Lingua Angelica, and the First Form Latin series, as well as Greek Alphabet, Classical Phonics, First Start Reading, and English Grammar Recitation. She and her husband, Jim, were married for forty years and have two sons, both of whom were National Merit Finalists. Cheryl discovered Latin when she homeschooled her sons and was the self-styled apostle of Latin, claiming that Latin has more educational value than any other subject you can teach your children. Cheryl graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in chemistry and from Western KY University with an M.S in Biology. Cheryl had wide teaching experience, in both content and venue, teaching everything from phonics, reading, math, Bible, and chemistry to Shakespeare and Latin, and teaching in public and private schools, as well as homeschooling. Cheryl and her son Brian founded Memoria Press in 1994, and in 2000, the highly successful Highlands Latin School, where all of the Memoria Press products are taught and field-tested. Cheryl spent many years overseeing the development of the Memoria Press Classical Core Curriculum for home, Christian, and cottage schools.
A Tribute to Mrs. Lowe
In June of 2017 our founder Mrs. Cheryl Lowe passed away, but her memory and mission live on daily with Memoria Press and Highlands Latin School. Please enjoy this tribute to Mrs. Lowe.
Cheryl Lowe is one of the “Most Admired Women” of 2014 …
Cheryl Lowe was voted the “Most Admired Woman” in the education category of Today’s Woman magazine and was featured in the June 2014 issue. Mrs. Lowe made Memoria Press into one of the most recognized names in Christian education. And not only that, but as Headmistress of Highlands Latin School, she led the school into a position of national prominence, outperforming well-established, nationally recognized schools in the Jefferson County School District, and becoming a model for schools across the country.
Highlands Latin School, the home of the Classical Core Curriculum, scored in the top 1% of schools across the country for the 9th year in a row on the ITBS Standardized Test. Highlands students scored an average of 3.1 grades above their grade level.
“Thanks for creating such an impressive curriculum that works so very well for my family. You have gained a life-time customer.” – Karyn
“It was Latin that introduced me to MP. It was The Classical Teacher that sold me on using the whole curriculum. It was the customer service that convinced me that this is a good, Christian company I want to support with my money. And it is the contentment in my homeschool (both teacher and student) that keeps me using it and recommending it to everyone who asks. … I know what works for us and I sit back and let it work. We are happy. MP feels right in our home.” – Deborah
“It was MP that taught me that I can teach my children amazing topics. It was MP that helped my children discover entirely new worlds.” – Ellie
“It’s just my nature to question. But after using Memoria Press/Simply Classical for over a year, I can tell you—trust the plan. Seriously. Just put that picky-picky-worry-wart-mom-brain on vacation and do the work. That’s ‘all’ you need to do. (‘All’ in quotes because it is still WORK, right?) After the results we’ve seen, we are MP customers and students for the rest of our school careers. Rare to find a company like MP.” – Anita
“MP is nothing short of the best homeschooling has to offer in terms of rigor, simplicity, flexibility, support, customer service, materials…. you name it, they top the list!” – Enigma
“If there were another company with the same ideas and products, I would still come here because of the support, spirit of generosity, and knowledge.” – Maggie
“The folks at MP are so helpful, and I am so grateful they have balked so many ‘trends’ to provide this path to us. How many of us have done so much experimenting, and yet been dissatisfied??? And here they have been quietly working away to provide something so contrary to so many viewpoints, but ends up being exactly what we all have been wanting all along. So I love their commitment, their vision, and their courage.” – Sarah
“I really would love to shout to the rooftops about how happy we are to have a company providing excellent assistance on our journey as homeschoolers!! Thank you so much for your constant willingness to keep our best interests a priority. I am such a happy customer. My kids are learning so much and I feel like I am doing a great job teaching them thanks to your wonderful materials!” – Stephanie
“Well, this curriculum has not disappointed me IN ANY WAY! I have been so impressed with the superb quality of all of their books. My children have been thriving and excelling with this curriculum.” – Karyn
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Memoria Press Teacher Training/Sodalitas Resources
Each year Memoria Press hosts Teacher Training and Sodalitas conferences full of informative and inspiring plenaries and workshops. You can view past conference videos and additional resources here.