Opening School Spring Meadows

“Just wanted to say thank you again for the opportunity to be at HLS. My husband had lunch with [our son] yesterday and commented that he just loves the atmosphere and sense of friendship between the students and teachers. He loved how the students wipe the tables after eating; it’s just a small example of the attitude of service and kindness that HLS instills, and we love it. 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. We are looking forward to this year!  Thank you.”

-Parent of Kindergarten Student

“[Our daughter] is thriving and loving her school and friends. Thank you for your understanding and your support and for giving our family a school where my children can go and have a wonderful education in an environment where they are loved and protected!  I’m just so grateful for HLS and the nurturing my children receive!”

-Parent of 2nd Grade Student

“I thought I would drop you a quick email to let you know how things are going for our family in switching to HLS.  The best way I can express how well things are going is to let you know that [our daughter] has rediscovered her joy in learning.  She is animated, curious, and imaginative when she is awake; perhaps even while sleeping.  The method of instruction, the material, and the general atmosphere of the school has re-ignited a passion we were trying to keep kindled through fitting in various home studies and conversations.  Now she is immersed in an education that is a natural extension of our home environment.  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 it.

We remain very appreciative that the admissions committee determined this would be a good fit for our family.”

-Parent of 4th Grade Student

“We are all very excited.  Upon learning that she was accepted into HLS, [our daughter] ran upstairs to her room and began packing her back pack for the first day of school.  We had to remind her that it was several months away still!”

-Parent of Kindergarten Student

“Both our boys thrive on the teaching methods at HLS and are doing so well.  And we are always receiving compliments from friends on how the boys handle themselves when speaking with adults and socializing; I know it’s in large part due to the atmosphere and teaching at the school.  I just can’t tell you how happy we are with the Christian surroundings and influence at HLS, and that the boys are still able to keep their grades up as I know the material is very challenging.  Thanks again for everything.”

-Parent of 6th and 8th Grade Students

“[Our daughter] loves school so much she told me she wants to change her name to ‘I love school’!”

-Parent of Kindergarten Student

“Sent with a photo of an A+ Latin quiz: [Our daughter] worked so hard that last night I told her I would make her favorite chocolate mousse to celebrate tonight regardless of the test score. We were going to celebrate her hard work…Then this! Even the extra credit on the back! I cried all the way home and wanted to share this with you. –One very thankful mama”

-Parent of 2nd Grade Student

“We feel so blessed to be a part of the HLS family.  [Our daughter] loves school and we look forward to seeing her blossom and grow in the coming year.”

-Parent of Kindergarten Student

“I just wanted to say thank you for giving [our son] a chance and working with us in the admissions process. I have seen my son open up and love school again for the first time in a couple years.  I think if we had not made the change to Highlands Latin we may have lost him to depression or worse.  He was withdrawing and not himself. I am thrilled to report that he is now excited again about school and learning.  He comes home and jumps into his homework and talks excitedly about the games you play and lessons you teach and how he wants to improve his knowledge so he can be more competitive.  He loves recess again because he is with children like him with similar interests.  He even loves the food!  I appreciate the faculty and administration and can’t wait to see [our son] continue to grow this year.  Thank you for giving us our son back.”

-Parent of 5th Grade Student

“I love our school. [Our daughter] just finished reading Hamlet and has started Macbeth.  She went from a child who did not enjoy reading for fun to a child who can’t get enough good literature.   I wish I had known sooner the difference a quality reading program could make in a child’s love for reading.   I think the books that she was exposed to before HLS were not challenging and the topics were not interesting or meaningful to her.”

-Parent of 8th Grade Student

“Thank you so much for your confidence in our family, specifically in [our son] and [our son], to be successful members of the HLS community.  We have been abundantly blessed by the activities, families and staff associated with the school. My heart overflowed this afternoon as I picked up my children: [My son] looked at me and thanked me for finding his new school.  He was so happy with his teacher, his classmates, his environment, his lessons and even his homework!  As his mother, I have tremendous peace and hope for his academic, spiritual and social growth at HLS.  We are so grateful for this opportunity.  Thank you.”

-Parent of Kindergarten and 4th Grade Students

“My daughter wishes that school days were longer because she loves 7th grade so much.  She can’t wait to get to school in the mornings.  Thank you for making it a wonderful transition and for building the school community like you have.”

-Parent of 7th Grade Student

“HLS is just wonderful!  A great environment, so welcoming.  We want to apply for our older son. Holy cow! If our other children had done what [our daughter] is doing, at that age…”

-Parent of 5th Grade Student

“All of the kids are transitioning well. They love it and feel so “at home” and welcomed. We feel truly blessed to be part of the HLS family.”

-Parent of Kindergarten, 2nd Grade and 4th Grade Students

“Thank you for all of your work in helping our family through our transition to HLS. [Our son] and [our daughter] had a great first week of school.  We feel blessed to be a part of the HLS family and look forward to many more years of learning in such a loving and caring environment.”

-Parent of 1st and 3rd Grade Students

Sent in March after receiving HLS acceptance letter: “We are ecstatic to be joining the Highlands Latin School family. After sharing this great news with [our daughter], she responded with, ‘I can’t wait to meet my new teacher. Can we go now?’ “

-Parent of Kindergarten Student