During the upper school years, our students make deep connections with their teachers and their peers. They become part of a tight-knit community committed to learning and discovering their talents and passion.
Latin students actively shape their academic program. The upper school curriculum begins with everything you would expect in a college preparatory high school—literature and history surveys, biology, chemistry, physics, algebra, calculus, geometry, language. But Latin takes it a step beyond. We offer a large range of innovative electives in every subject area. Learning is experiential and project-based, including simulations, mock trials and hands-on lab work. With more than 150 courses offered each year, the choices seem endless. In addition, students can develop independent study courses where they work one-on-one with a faculty member on a self-designed curriculum. If they have a passion for languages, they can double up and take French and Chinese, Latin or Spanish.
Small classes encourage continual interaction and sharing of ideas. Teachers are passionate about their subject areas and are available to students inside and outside the classroom.
- How do you support students new to the school?
- How are parents kept apprised of their child’s progress?
- There are so many course possibilities! How do students choose what is best for them?
- What is Latin’s schedule?
- How big are classes?
- How many AP courses does Latin offer?
- Do students have the opportunity to focus on one specific area of study?
- Can students receive college credit for work done at Latin?
- What opportunities for leadership exist for my child?
Students work closely with their advisors and teachers to determine the best course of study.
As a freshman, each student is assigned an advisor who has been coached to help with everything from adapting to classes to implementing time management strategies. After ninth grade, students choose the faculty advisor they’d like to work with over the next three years. Students almost always develop a long term, close relationship with their advisors, who become counselors, mentors, troubleshooters, advocates and parent liaisons.
The constant give and take and sharing of information between students and teachers is something that is very much a part of the culture at Latin.
- Antigone performance for Global Cities
- tenth grade Nuremberg Trials simulation
- senior projects
- Project Week
Some Electives at Latin
- Mexican American Literature
- Great Novellas
- Nazi Mind
- Modern Asia
- Latin Literature: The Roman Empire
- Honors Chinese
- Statistics: Hypothesis
- Finance and Math
- Play Writing/Directing
- Music Theory
- Introduction to Web Development
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Digital Video Production
- Fashion Design