A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Academics

Academics

Hands-On, Inquiry-Based Learning

At Latin, we strive to create the best conditions for the growth, wellness and achievement in every learner in the community. Our research-based approach to teaching and learning is evident at every level and in all areas of school life. Truly knowing students for who they are and how they learn best allows teachers to create connections that last long after graduation. And Latin’s unique learning experiences allow students to develop critical skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

Latin emphasizes self-advocacy and empowers students to ask questions and explore, not to study and regurgitate the "right" answers.

- Latin parent
Research says the deepest learning comes from reflecting on mistakes that have come up in the process of problem solving.
MISTAKES WELCOME

The upper school honors precalculus classroom discussions are entirely student-led. Students do six rich, exploratory problems for homework, which can often be done in more than one way or might have more than one answer. They then bring their work to the classroom and present it on the board to discuss as a group. If no one is willing to share his or her errors, then everyone misses out on opportunities for learning. To incentivize this behavior, students are encouraged to utilize the class’s marble jar, dropping in a marble each time a mistake is shared. When the jar is full, the class celebrates with a pizza party.

mistakes welcome

Our vision for educational excellence is to reinforce the value of an exemplary liberal arts education that makes learning inquiry-based, personal and inclusive. Our educational approach will expand each Latin Learner's capacity for purposeful learning - whether in our school, our city or our world.  

Students are well versed in the "power of yet" and the value in continuing to grow, defying expectations or limitations.

- Latin parent
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Inquiry-based learning

Inquiry-based learning aims to place the student's own intellectual curiosity at the foundation of the learning process.

 

We value the potential that Latin will provide our children with the determination, resilience and curiosity to be successful in the world.

- Latin parent
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Personal learning 

Personal learning recognizes that learners are valued and fully supported in the development of self-knowledge, interests and sense of purpose.

At Latin, I value the project-based learning where students are able to take their own interests outside of school and bring them into the classroom and share their passions with others authentically.

- Latin faculty member
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Inclusive learning

Inclusive learning environments make space for all students to feel known, respected and cared for regardless of race, gender, identity, religion, sexual orientation or ability.

I love the way that Latin accepts everyone. No matter race, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc., Latin is always accepting and welcoming to everyone.

- upper school student