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Highlands Latin School is an excellent choice for students who enjoy the challenge of learning. HLS will be accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year.
Highlands Latin Cottage School serves the community by offering a robust classical education to the modern student within a community of moral excellence. We seek to inculcate wisdom and virtue through the study of the liberal arts and the Great Books in a distinctly Christian environment. Our one day program blends traditional homeschooling practices with onsite, high-quality teacher-led learning.
At Highlands Latin Orlando we teach the Memoria Press curriculum. Memoria Press offers a complete classical curriculum structured with age appropriate, process-based learning. Well-paced, visually-appealing, and systematic, the Memoria Press curriculum will bring out the best in your student’s academic abilities.
Highlands Latin Orlando is a Classical Latin School Association partner member. All teachers have three or more years of classroom experience and/or a bachelor’s degree or higher and/or have completed professional development certification training from the Classical Latin School Association.
At HLS Orlando…
We take a truly classical approach to learning. At Highlands Latin we take a Latin centered classical approach to, as Aquinas says, “ordering things rightly” in the heart and mind of the student.
We order the mind with Latin. The study of Latin begins as soon as the student reads English fluently and with mastery, typically in 2nd grade, and provides a unifying spine for our language arts curriculum. Vocabulary, spelling, and grammar are all augmented through a mastery of the Latin language. Latin study also orders and disciplines the mind. As the mother tongue of Western Civilization, Latin is central to classical education.
We are focused on the liberal arts, which are the skills needed to equip a thinker to approach any subject. They consist of the trivium and the quadrivium.
The trivium are language skills:
Grammar – the structure and science of language
Logic – the structure and content of argument
Rhetoric – the art of persuasion
The quadrivium are mathematical skills:
Arithmetic – the study of discrete number
Geometry – the study of continuous number
Music – the application of discrete number
Astronomy – the application of continuous number
We teach the Great Books. These books form the literary foundation of the Western world. We read the classics in their original languages. We read and discuss the best of literature throughout the ages supported by the Memoria Press curricular materials.
2022 – 2023 Tuition
|3rd – 4th||Mon.||$2,000||$525|
|5th – 6th||Mon.||$2,000||$525|
|7th – 8th||Mon.||$2,000||$525|
|9th – 12th||Mon.||$2,100||$525|
In addition to tuition, families are required to purchase a school uniform.
Full tuition or payment plan options are available. The fact that HLS allows tuition to be paid in installments does not create a fractional contract or in any way relieve the parents’ responsibility for the entire tuition.
Upon acceptance, failure to submit tuition or payment plan jeopardizes your child’s placement in their classes.
After enrollment closes on August 1st, no withdrawals can be made from HLS without forfeiture of the entire tuition as teachers have been hired and classes confirmed with a fixed number of students.
The goal of Highlands Orlando’s dress code is to foster academic focus, dignity, and community to each student. Orderly outer dress and appearance reflects one’s focus and self-discipline. Order your school uniforms from the official Highlands Latin School Uniform provider here.
See our school uniform guidelines here. Everything that is worn, and the manner in which it is worn, should complement the overall appearance of the uniform, not compete with or detract from it. In cases where a question arises, decisions will be left to the discretion of the HLS administration.
The Cottage School meets on Monday for our core program. For students enrolled in our core program, they may also register for additional courses on Friday. Course schedule will be finalized during registration period based on enrollment. Classes are kept to a minimum teacher to student ratio. All instruction is provided in-class, with parent-supervised work being completed at home on the remaining days.
Cottage School Courses
Monday Core Courses
Latin 8:00 – 10:00 AM
- Latina Christiana Grade 3+
- First Form Grade 5+
- Second Form Grade 6+
- Third Form/Fourth Form Grade 7+
Classical Studies 10:00 – 11:30 AM
- D’Aulaires’ Greek Myths Grade 3+
- Famous Men of Rome Grade 5+
- Famous Men of the Middle Ages Grade 7+
- Ancient Romans/Aeneid Grade 9+
Literature 12:00 – 2:00 PM
- Literature Grades 3-4
- Literature Grades 5-6
- Literature Grades 7-8
- Literature Grades 9-12
- IEW Grades 3-4
- Fable and Narrative Grade 5+
- Chreia & Maxim Grade 7+
- Refutation & Confirmation Grade 7+
Optional Friday Courses
- Math 3, 4, 5, & 6: $500
- Pre-Algebra: $500
- Algebra I: $550
- Algebra II: $550
- Geometry: $550
- States & Capitals Grades 3-4: $375
- Geography I Grade 5+: $375
- Geography II Grade 7+: $375
- Renaissance & Reformation Times Grade 9+: $375
- Mammals Grade 3+: $500
- Book of Insects Grade 5+: $500
- Book of Trees/Exploring the World of Biology Grade 7+: $500
- Chemistry Grade 9+: $550
- Physics Grade 9+: $550
- Biology Grade 9+: $550
Christian Studies 2:00-3:30
- Christian Studies I Grade 3+: $375
- Christian Studies II Grade 5+: $375
- Christian Studies III Grade 7+: $375
- The Story of Christianity: A History of 2,000 Years of Christian Faith Grade 9+: $375
To learn more about Highlands Latin Cottage School Orlando contact Admissions at 407-442-0393 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Highlands Latin Cottage School meets on the campus of Highlands Latin School, located at 1600 S. Orlando Avenue, Winter Park, Florida 32789.teach for hls!