Whether you’re an old friend or exploring Highlands Latin for the first time, we extend you the warmest of welcomes. Highlands Latin Clearwater is part of the wonderful, unique, and ever-growing Highlands Latin School family. We are a cottage school—a homeschool support program that exists to bring the distinctive culture and academic curricula of Highlands Latin School to families in the Clearwater area.
Classical: education that aims to teach wisdom—”how to think”—and virtue—”what to do”—through the learning of classical languages, classical texts, and the liberal arts.
Christian: education that anchors itself to the essentials of the Christian faith, maintaining belief in the goodness of Christian morality and the divine inspiration of the Christian Scriptures.
Traditional: education that takes place in an orderly, teacher-guided classroom with lessons focused on content mastery.
“The Highest Standards of the Classical Tradition”
The HLS mission statement reads: “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 the Church.” In pursuit of this lofty ambition, we proudly employ the award-winning curricula developed by Memoria Press. Stamped on all of their books is the motto “Docere, Delectare, Movere”—in English, “to teach, to delight, to move.” It is their ambition as well as ours to make education not only the provision of instruction, but also a delight and a mobilizing force to those instructed. With the wonderful tools provided by Memoria Press in hand, HLS Clearwater aims to provide inspired instruction and so to engender a love for the good, the true, and the beautiful in each and every student.
HLS Clearwater Specifics
Location: Bethel Lutheran Church · 3166 McMullen Booth Rd. · Clearwater, FL Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Grades: Kindergarten through 6th grade
3rd – 6th: Latin, Classical Studies, Literature, Composition
Lisa Anstett, Director