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Highlands Latin School Photo #1 - Highlands Latin School - Classical, Christian, Traditional
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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 720 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,900
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Highlands Latin School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Kentucky for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
2000

Student Body

Total Students
720 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Highlands Latin School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
61%
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
9 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
English Language, AB Calculus, Chemistry, Latin, Literature, Physics
Average SAT score
1358
Average ACT score
30
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Kindergarten: $2,900 1st-2nd Grade: $6,250 3rd-6th Grade: $7,700 7th Grade & up: $8,500
% on Financial Aid
10%
Acceptance Rate
48%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Shawna White

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

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: 08/17/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
I have 2 children at HLS that have flourished during the last 5 years. They enjoy learning, have excelled in each subject brought to them, and are thriving here. I like that the teachers are Christians that don`t hesitate to use scripture to teach and train my children, just as I would at home. I`m so thankful to be a part of a school that not only has a strong academic tradition, but also strives to promote character through biblical teaching.
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5  
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.
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5  
Parents need to know that HLS offers a highly religion-focused, extremely-structured, teacher-centric education in a regimented, discipline-enforced environment.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked KY School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 720 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $3,900
  • Acceptance rate: 48%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Louisville, KY is $9,553 for elementary schools and $10,039 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Louisville, KY is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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