Highlands 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
The HLS Christmas Cantatas continue to be a favorite event within the HLS community, year after year! 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.Continue reading
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.
“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
Highlands 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
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. Continue reading
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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.
- 20% of 2018 Seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists/Commended
- 36% of 2017 Seniors recognized as National Merit Semifinalists/Commended
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.
- Crescent Hill Campus (K-8): 2800 Frankfort Ave., Louisville, KY 40206 – 1:00-3:00 p.m.
- Short presentation beginning at 1:15 p.m.
- Spring Meadows Campus (K-12): 10901 Shelbyville Rd., Louisville, KY 40243 – 3:00-5:00 p.m.
- Short presentation beginning at 3:15 p.m.
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.
“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.
Every year the Highlands Latin School students work diligently day in and day out. Below are videos of their hard work demonstrated through recitations and our closing school ceremony where we honor select students.
The Highlands Latin Drama Troupe presented Meredith Willson’s The Music Man in front of sold out crowds on April 13 and 14. Fifty-eight students were involved in this year’s musical production, which was dedicated to the school’s founder, Mrs. Cheryl Lowe. Teresa Boling directed the show and Dr. Louie Bailey returned as the musical director and conductor of a nine-piece orchestra for the performances. Mrs. Janice Murdoch choreographed the many dance numbers, including the largest ever performed on a Highlands Latin stage. The show also featured a unique projector screen background which displayed artwork created by Highlands Latin students. Continue reading