Educating to the Highest Standards of the Classical Tradition

Highlands Latin is a private, classical, Christian school. Our goal is to provide our students with a classical education of the highest quality and to create a private school which is a model of excellence in both academics and Christian character.


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.


Our faith statement is the Apostles’ Creed, the most ancient and widely accepted expression of the essential beliefs of the Christian faith. Highlands Latin teaches and upholds traditional Christian morality, and the Holy Scriptures as the divinely inspired word of God.


In the traditional classroom, a knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher carefully leads students into an understanding of each subject. The traditional classroom is consistent with human nature and the experience of many decades has demonstrated its superiority over the modern child-centered classroom.

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Highlands Latin at a Glance

Type: K-12 Classical, Christian

Enrollment: 685

Average Class Size: 16

3-Year Average SAT: 1354 (1600 scale)

3-Year Average ACT: 30

ITBS scores: Top 1% Nationally

23% of seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists/Commended in last 3 years.

24% of seniors accepted to Governor’s Scholars Program and Governor’s School for the Arts in last 3 years.

Graduates Accepted To: Bellarmine, Boston College, Boston University, Centre, Dartmouth, Hillsdale, MIT, U.S. Naval Academy, New College of Florida, Notre Dame, Princeton, Purdue, Rose-Hulman, St. John’s, University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, University of Michigan, UPenn, UVa, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, and West Point


2019 Highlands Latin School Christmas Cantata

Each year, family and friends look forward to the HLS Christmas Cantatas. Under the direction of Dr. Louie Bailey, Mrs. Rhonda Hibdon, and Mrs. Jennifer Gilcreast, the HLS student choirs tell the Christmas story with scriptures and song.

Parent Testimonials

Parent of a 5th Grade Student

"I am thrilled to report that my son is now excited again about school and learning...I appreciate the faculty and administration and can’t wait to see [our son] continue to grow this year.”

Parent of a 4th Grade Student

“Like all children, [our daughter] has a natural curiosity and a child-like wonder at the things of the world, whether socially, spiritually, or scientifically. HLS provokes that spirit in her and we love watching."

Parent of a Kindergarten Student

“I’m so thankful that I can spend this morning with my boy, doing his schoolwork together instead of sending him off for a 40-hour school week! And that when he does go, it’s such a special place we’re sending him to.”