About Highlands Latin Schools
Highlands Latin is an organization dedicated to the establishment and growth of classical Christian schools. With Highlands Latin School in Louisville, KY as its model, the organization provides an outline for the foundation and formation of flourishing full-time and cottage school programs. With campuses across the country, students meet one to four days a week for a teacher-led, traditional classroom experience.
Highlands Latin Schools are Christian Schools.
The faith statement of all Highlands Latin Schools is the Apostles’ Creed, the most ancient and widely accepted expression of the essential beliefs of the Christian faith. Highlands Latin Schools teach and uphold traditional Christian morality, and the Holy Scriptures as the divinely inspired word of God. Highlands Latin Schools warmly welcome families of other faiths, but ask that you respect the distinctive Christian identity of HLS Trademark Schools. In all of our instruction we are respectful of other faiths, while humbly maintaining the truths of our Christian faith.
Highlands Latin Schools are Classical Schools.
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. The curriculum at the center of every Highlands Latin School is Memoria Press’ Classical Core Curriculum. To learn more about the products and support Memoria Press offers families, visit their website or call and speak with a representative today: (877) 862 1097.
Highlands Latin Schools are Traditional Schools.
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.
The Highlands Latin School Mission.
In partnership with parents, and guided by the Gospel, Highlands Latin Schools strive 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.