Horatius Society: Forty-five HLS Sixth Graders recite all of Horatius at the Bridge.

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DSC00942_lowAt the beginning of each and every school year, Highlands Latin School students in sixth grade face a challenge—memorize all 70 stanzas (16 pages, 589 lines, 3,201 words) of Horatius at the Bridge. As part of their classical studies, students learn the first 24 stanzas of the poem by Thomas Babington Macaulay. But few seek out Horatius-like glory by memorizing the entire poem. This year, 45 students took on the challenge and completed the full 70 stanzas. Continue reading

HLS Student Spotlight: Claire Schutte

HLSE_3354_lowTwelve-year-old Claire Schutte is a seventh grade student at Highlands Latin School and has attended since Kindergarten. Claire belongs to the House of Patrick and her favorite subjects are geography and literature (Claire says she has particularly enjoyed Treasure Island this year). Claire is on the Highlands Latin School basketball team and also plays volleyball and soccer at Southeast Christian Church. Her favorite thing about HLS is, Lots of good friends and a good, close community. You get really close to people.” Continue reading

2019 Grammar School Plays

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Each year the HLS Grammar School students enjoy performing their spring plays: “The Banquet of the Gods” by 3rd grade, “Famous Men of Rome” by 4th grade, and “Robin Hood and His Merry People” by 5th grade.

We commend all of our students, teachers, and parent volunteers who worked very hard to make these performances a success.

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Tanay Neotia Earns a Perfect Score on the ACT

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hlsd_sm_1908Highlands Latin School would like to congratulate junior Tanay Neotia for earning a perfect score of 36 on the ACT last December. Around one-tenth of one percent of students achieve a perfect score on test day. As part of the curriculum at Highlands Latin School, students take an SAT/ACT prep course that gives them the opportunity to take full-length practice tests. Continue reading

HLS Student Spotlight: Charlotte Wright

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Highlands Latin School junior Charlotte Wright has been dancing since she was eight years old. Nine years later, she still fills her day with ballet, and in the summer of 2018, she had the opportunity to attend the prestigious Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

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“It’s been a really awesome part of my life. I get to express myself through my art form,” Charlotte said. While Charlotte has taken some modern dance classes, she prefers ballet for its sense of structure. Her dedication to ballet has led to a rigorous schedule as she balances school and dance. After school, Charlotte has three to four hours of class at Louisville Academy of Dance (LAD) nearly every night of the week. Her Saturdays are almost entirely dedicated to ballet, with a dance class in the morning followed by rehearsals until 5 or 6 p.m. These long hours of rehearsal prepare her for several shows throughout the year. Each winter, LAD puts on a performance of The Nutcracker, which Charlotte has participated in every year, and the studio also hosts a spring showcase. Continue reading

2006 Alumnus Joseph Bush Teaches Students About Veterans Day

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DSC_0143Highlands Latin School’s new Southern Indiana campus commemorated Veterans Day in a unique way this year. On Tuesday, November 6, HLS graduate and veteran Joseph Bush spoke to the students about the significance of Veterans Day and led them in placing American flags on the graves of veterans. Continue reading

HLS Student Spotlight: Daniel Young

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Daniel Young has a gift. Currently a sophomore at Highlands Latin School, Daniel has attended since kindergarten. He is a member of the Art Club and serves on the set crew for Drama Troupe performances. His greatest contribution to the drama productions, however, may be his exceptional artwork.DSC_0062.jpg Continue reading

24% of 2019 Senior Class Recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation

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Highlands Latin School would like to congratulate 24% (5 of the 21) of the HLS Class of 2019 for being recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for their performance on the 2017 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.

Congratulations to Kate Burnett for being named a National Merit Semifinalist and to Grace Burnett, Davis Henderson, Rachel McGraw, and Carl Yoder for being recognized as Commended Students.

According to a press release, the nationwide pool of Semifinalists represents the top 1% of test takers. Commended Students are named based on a nationally applied Selection Index score; they are honored for scoring in the top 3%, just below the level required to be named Semifinalists in their respective states.

Over the last decade, Highlands Latin has maintained the highest percentage of National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students in Louisville, Kentucky.


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Curious to know more about Highlands Latin School and the difference of a classical, Christian education? Join us for an information Open House on Sunday, October 28. HLS is an excellent choice for students and families who enjoy the challenge of learning.

Meet our teachers. Tour our classrooms. View our award-winning curriculum.


The National Merit Scholarship program is the most prestigious national academic award for high school seniors. Across the country, only 1% of college-bound seniors are recognized as semifinalists and less than 3% are recognized as commended students.

Highlands Latin 2018 Graduation

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“Today we honor 20 students by recognizing them for their singular achievement, the completion of their studies at Highlands Latin School. These students will have graduated as one the most distinguished and talented classes in school history.” – Dr. Dickie

Below are the highlights:

  • 5 min 15 sec: Ben Lange delivers a heartfelt commencement speech
  • 12 min: Cate Jarboe and Katelyn Miller sing Pie Jesu
  • 14 min 40 sec: Mr. Wheatley’s individual address to the seniors
  • 1 hr 15 min: Mr. Wheatley presents the diplomas
  • 1 hr 25 min 20 sec: Mr. Wheatley introduces the Class of 2018

Photos of this special day can be found here.