Why Choose Highlands Latin School

Education alone is not the solution to the world’s problems. An education does not necessarily make students good.  The goal of a classical education is to form the mind and character of the student so that he will use the power of knowledge for good ends.


  • HLS believes a classical education is not just for the elite or smartest students, but is a centuries old tried and proven successful system for all students.

  • Instruction does not leave out the foundational first things of Reading, Writing and Arithmetic

  • Reading is taught using phonics

  • Students are systematically taught the stages of learning, and how to learn rather than what to learn.

  • Students work towards mastery of a comprehensive curriculum instead of  to tests based on the broad state standards.

  • Students are taught the methods, practice and history of science where a wonder of creation is fostered.

  • The Christian world view serves as the great thread that weaves all learning, wisdom and virtue together.


  • Small Class Size: Class sizes are kept to a minimum to increase participation, and ensure a high level of attention is granted each student.

  • Quality teachers who obtain and retain their positions based on merit.

  • Character and Virtue are discussed and esteemed so a student will learn "what to do", rather than a more vocational approach of "how to do."

  • We strive to form the mind and character of the student to follow the example of Jesus Christ, the hero and savior of mankind, to practice the seven cardinal virtues, and to avoid the seven deadly sins.

  • Our schedule allows for parents to spend more time with their young children and for students to have more time to pursue interests/hobbies outside of the classroom.

  • We honor our student's time with their families and caregivers and strive to use classroom time to its fullest so that students bring home minimal homework in the evenings.

  • We believe in rigor and discipline in order to achieve goals outside of themselves, balanced by times of rest and playfulness to promote and sustain a student's sense of wonder.

  • Uniforms provide students with a sense of focus and purpose at school and serve as a great equalizer among students.


  • Students using this curriculum have a firm foundation in who they are, who God is, and what it is to be a virtuous person.

  • Students using this curriculum tend to perform above grade level on ITBS, ACT & SAT

  • Students using this curriculum go on to be accepted at top universities, such as Bellarmine, Boston College, Boston University, Dartmouth, Hillsdale, MIT, US Naval Academy, Notre Dame, Princeton, Purdue, St. John’s, University of Michigan, UPenn, Vanderbilt, and West Point


"Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of HLS this year, we have noticed great academic improvements, but are most excited about the opportunities ____ has had to grow in character."

Parents of 4th grader

 "The accountability and structure HLS has provided to our homeschool has been so beneficial!  Our time at home is much more productive and less stressful.  Thanks!"

Parents of 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders

"Our kids have enjoyed going to HLS.  We have also fallen in love with the Memoria Press Curriculum.  Thanks for introducing this to us."

 Parents of 3rd, 6th and 7th graders

"My 4th and 6th grade students now write better than my high schooler.  Looking forward to next year!"