Highlands Latin School

2800 Frankfort Ave,
Louisville, KY, 40206
Tel: (502)895-5333
Highlands Latin is a private, classical, Christian school in Louisville, KY.
Our goal is to provide our students with a classical education of the highest quality and to create a private school which is a model of excellence in both academics and Christian character.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 82 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 61%
Average Class Size 16 students
Number of AP Courses 11 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses English Language, AB Calculus, BC Calculus, Biology, European History, Government and Politics, Latin, Literature, Physics, Statistics, U.S. History  
Average SAT score 1888
Average ACT score 27
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,250
Tuition Notes Kindergarten: $3,550 1st-2nd Grade: $5,195 3rd-6th Grade: $6,250 7th Grade & up: $6,845
% on Financial Aid 10%
Acceptance Rate 48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Polly Collum

School Notes:

  • Highlands Latin is a Christian School. Our faith statement is the Apostles’ Creed, the most ancient and widely accepted expression of the essential beliefs of the Christian faith.

    Highlands Latin teaches and upholds traditional Christian morality, and the Holy Scriptures as the divinely inspired word of God.

    Highlands Latin warmly welcomes families of other faiths but we ask that you respect our distinctive Christian identity.  In all of our instruction we are respectful of other faiths, while humbly maintaining the truths of our Christian faith.

    Highlands Latin is a Classical School. The intensive study of Latin in the grammar school years develops the minds of students as no other subject can.  Students who have learned how to learn with Latin become better students in all other subjects.  The study of classical languages and the Greek/Roman classics provides a path to wisdom and knowledge that cannot be attained by any other method.  In the tradition of western civilization, education and classical education have always been synonymous.

    Classical education can be distinguished from modern education, in that it does not neglect the important first step of giving students the classical tools for both intellectual development and for understanding their classical, Christian heritage.

    Highlands Latin is a Traditional School. Although schools have tried many experimental innovations during the last century, none have been able to duplicate the success of the traditional classroom.

    In the traditional classroom, a knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher carefully leads students into an understanding of each subject.  Classrooms are quiet, orderly, and disciplined. Lessons are incremental, content is age-appropriate, and students learn the important skill of quality written work completed in a timely manner. Homework is moderate and is for the purpose of practicing or preparing for a lesson.  The traditional classroom is consistent with human nature and the experience of many decades has demonstrated its superiority over the modern child-centered classroom.

    Highlands Latin Mission. In partnership with parents, and guided by the Gospel, we seek to educate students to the highest standards of the classical tradition, so that they may grow in knowledge, wisdom, and the love of Our Lord, and more ably use their gifts in the service of others, and for the glory of Christ and his Church.

  • Profile last updated: 05/04/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sacred Heart Academy (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Leonard School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Leonard School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Louisville St. Leonard School
    (Roman Catholic)
    440 Zorn Avenue
    Louisville , KY , 40206
    (502)897-5265
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.7  mi  |  194  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Louisville
    Sacred Heart Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    3105 Lexington Road
    Louisville , KY , 40206
    (502)896-3941
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  167  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Louisville
    Sacred Heart Model School
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    3107 Lexington Road
    Louisville , KY , 40206
    (502)896-3931
    Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    0.8  mi  |  364  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Louisville
    Zorn KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    730 Zorn Avenue
    Louisville , KY , 40206
    (502)897-0255
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Louisville
    Sacred Heart Academy
    All-girls | Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
    3175 Lexington Rd
    Louisville , KY , 40206
    (502)897-6097
    All-girls | Alternative School (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  838  students  |  Gr.  9-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 24, 2014 - Highlands Latin is a great school where the teachers are really engaged with each student. I regularly receive emails from my child''s teacher when he did something well, but also about specific areas where he needs more help at home. I feel like my son''s teacher is working with us every day to education him. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 28, 2012 - Parents need to know that HLS offers a highly religion-focused, extremely-structured, teacher-centric education in a regimented, discipline-enforced environment. - Posted by Parent

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