About | Mission StatementContact | Course Offerings 
Location | Calendar | Uniforms


Enroll Now


Nicholas Maes (Dutch, 1634 – 1693), Adoration of the Shepherds, c. 1660.

Welcome! Highlands Latin Cottage School of Lancaster is a support program serving the families of Central Massachusetts. We offer instruction in core subjects two days a week and electives on a third day. Dedicated to the inculcation of wisdom and virtue in our students, we aim to enhance the homeschool experience with a challenging and traditional academic program. HLS Lancaster seeks to form students through a thoughtful and thorough treatment of the great works of classical literature as well as an exploration of the classical civilizations, their art, and their languages.

Mission Statement

In partnership with parents, and guided by the Gospel, we 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.


Contact the Director with any inquiries: 
Valérie M. Ortiz, Ph.D.

Course Offerings

The program is designed for three levels covering upper elementary and junior high grades. Class placement is not grade specific, however, and will be based on the student’s prior experience in that field of study.

Core Subjects: Monday and Tuesday 8:00 am to 12:15 pm ($2,150 for both days, $1,900 for siblings)

Latin (Latina Christiana or First Form Latin)*
Classical Studies (Ancient Greek culture)*
Bible Study (Old Testament)
Literature and Poetry
English Grammar
Modern History and Geography*
Science (Astronomy or Study of Trees + Biology)*

*Students who wish to take only those classes à la carte may do so at $375 per course.

Elective Subjects: Friday 8:00 am to 12:15 pm
Music Appreciation:  8:00-9:10 am  ($260 / $234 for Core students)
Theater: From September 11 to Performance on Saturday, November 21, 2020, 9:10-10:40 am  ($140 / $130 for Core students)
Art and Art History: From January 8 to May 21, 2021, 9:10-11:00 am (including material $270 / $260 for Core students)
Science Dissection Lab: From January 8 to March 26, 2021, 11:00 am-12:00 pm  ($120 plus material)
Field Trips: reserved for students registered in the Core and in the Art class.
Discounted rates available for siblings.


Our school is located in the beautiful Saint John Church, 80 Union St., Clinton, MA 01510.


2020-2021 School Calendar


  • Short or long sleeved polo or oxford shirt in any solid color.
  • Pants or bermuda shorts in solid colors. Girls may wear skirts or dresses.
  • Shirts must be tucked in with a belt.
  • Dress shoes, or loafers only, closed toed and no sneakers.
  • Sweaters must be solid color with no hood and no logos, images, or messages written on them.

Please mark every article of clothing with your child’s name, including shoes and coats.

Covid-19 Response