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Educating to the Highest Standards of the Classical Tradition in Anderson, SC

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  CLASSICAL 

Classical education aims to teach wisdom—how to think—and virtue—what to do—through the learning of classical languages, reading classical texts, and study of the liberal arts.

  CHRISTIAN 

Christian education 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 

Traditional education takes place in an orderly, teacher-guided classroom with lessons focused on content mastery.

THE HLS ANDERSON VISION

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.

Classical Latin School Association Accredited Member Highlands Latin Houston, Houston, TX

ACCREDITING BODY

HLS Anderson is accredited by the Classical Latin School Association, an association of elementary and secondary schools working to promote the transmission of the culture of the Christian West.

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ABOUT HLS

OUR VISION

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 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.

ANDERSON ACADEMICS

The Jr. K class meets for a full day from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. or as a half day option from 8:30 a.m.–11:45 p.m. Content is age-appropriate, centered around real books—classics that are beautiful and rich—with well-prioritized objectives. Students learn to enjoy learning in a formal, but relaxed environment. This thorough, yet gentle program provides a wonderful foundation for a rigorous kindergarten year.

Memoria Press Jr. K CUrriculum Jr. K Sample Schedule

We offer full day primary school programs for kindergarten through second grade to support families using Memoria Press curriculum in their homeschool. Primary school classes are directed by a lead teacher. Mornings focus on academic work and afternoons focus on literature and enrichment. The only class option is the full day program. The resources below detail the content covered at school and home as well as how to prepare your student for a formal education.

Eligibility & Readiness: At HLS Anderson we are not in a rush to get a great education.

  • Kindergartners must be 5 on or before July 1. For specific help in determining readiness for Memoria Press Kindergarten curriculum, see this online resourceIf you are in doubt, please consider waiting a year or enrolling in our Jr. Kindergarten program for four-year-olds and young five-year-olds. There is no rush to begin formal schooling (read more at the resources below). 
  • First graders must be able to read Little Bear with help and write in manuscript.
  • Second graders must be reading well with a good grasp of English phonics. If they have not already started cursive, they should start practicing.
Memoria Press Curriculum Primary Sample Schedule Introduction to the Primary School Language Arts Scope & Sequence Mathematics Scope & Sequence Kindergarten Readiness The Primary School: A Partnership from School to Home Gravitas: The Lost Art of Taking School Seriously

Starting in third grade, students begin to move into the grammar school years at HLS Anderson. Why are they called the “grammar” years? This is because the Latin grammar is the primary focus of academic work during these years. Yes, there is deep and slow work in other studies as well: Classics, Literature, Composition, Math, Science, and more. However, it is this heart of the studies, the Latin Grammar, that lends this age its title. We do not neglect to give students the classical skills that will be needed in Upper School and beyond to think and live well. We encourage you to read the articles below to better understand our approach to academics. 

Grammar school students in third through sixth grade may enroll in a full day of core classes on Tuesdays in Latin, classical studies, literature, and classical composition and a half day of classes on Thursday afternoons for science and geography (year long courses) as well as art and music theatre (semester courses). Math and spelling remain home subjects.

Students who wish to take classes à la carte may do so at $400 per course. Study hall is available during any class block for $150. Class placement will be based on the student’s prior experience in each field of study.

Memoria Press Curriculum Introduction to the Grammar School Course Descriptions Scope & Sequence

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Upper school students in seventh through ninth grade may enroll in a full day of core classes on Tuesdays in Latin, classical studies, literature, and classical composition and a half day of classes on Thursday afternoons in science, math, logic, and American studies. Class placement is not grade-specific and will be based on the student’s prior experience in that field of study. Students who wish to take classes à la carte may do so at $400 per course. Study Hall is available during any class block for $150. 

In the years leading up to upper school, students work diligently to acquire the classical skills of mastering the Latin grammar, reading deeply, writing clearly and beautifully, and calculating precisely. Like thoroughbreds in the gate before a race, they have prepared to run. Upper school begins, the bell rings, and the gate opens. The students go forth, delighting to do what they have been well prepared to do. Upper school students translate traditional Latin works, develop persuasive and logical arguments, delve deep in classic literature (Shakespeare, worthy novels, poetry, and philosophy), study linguistic logic and Aristotelian rhetoric, refine heightened mathematical skill, explore areas of science, and perhaps most importantly, do so under the leadership of master teachers and with a small group of like-minded peers. This is truly a fellowship of learning. We pursue wisdom and virtue together.

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HLS ANDERSON ADMISSIONS

We are honored and excited that you would consider joining us in our endeavor of classical education. Please take a moment to review our three-step process of becoming enrolled at Highlands Latin Anderson.

Is HLS a good fit? Admission Process

Join us as we host smaller, individualized opportunities for you to come and meet our teachers, tour our classrooms, and preview our award winning curriculum. Email Elisabeth at elisabeth@highlandslatin.org to schedule your visit. Enrollment opens to new families February 1.

Upcoming Open House Dates:

Tuesday, January 17: Open House 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, February 9: Info Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 21: Open House 8:30 a.m.

Junior Kindergarten

$1500 Full Day | $750 Half Day
Primary School

$1500 Full Day
Grammar School

$1500 Full Day, weekly | $375 Half Day, bi-monthly
À La Carte (weekly) Courses $400 | Study Hall $150
Upper Schools

$1500 Full Day | À La Carte Courses $400 | Study Hall $150
*Book rentals, Lab Fees, and Grading Stipends may apply for select courses.

We believe in the specific benefits of wearing uniforms. Uniforms foster academic focus and a feeling of dignity that unifies students and supports our school culture. Neatness in outer dress and appearance reflects inner focus and discipline. Uniform requirements vary by age.

Uniform Requirements

CONTACT US

School Address:
Young Memorial ARP Church
508 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

Mailing Address:
HLS Anderson
908 N. Main Street
Anderson, SC 29621

Phone: 864-934-4331

Director: Elisabeth Cauley | elisabeth@highlandslatin.org

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