A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Your Impact

Your gift is critical as we navigate new and innovative ways of teaching during the pandemic and as we continue to strengthen and grow the Latin community. Thank you for changing the lives of students today and creating the leaders of tomorrow.

Partner with us to make a difference: Your gift helps us fulfill our mission by providing students with a rigorous and innovative education in a diverse community and inspiring them to lead lives of purpose and excellence.


Every gift makes a difference!

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$5.9 million+

ALLOCATED FOR FINANCIAL AID
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$260,343

Sum of all gifts $1,000 or less for the 2019-20 giving year

There are so many experiences I would not have had if it weren't for the financial aid program at Latin - like Project Week. I never once felt different than any other student here because I was able to do everything the other students do.

--upper school student

Four Reasons to Support Latin

Tuition only covers 81% of the actual cost of a Latin education.

Even those who do not receive any financial aid are still benefiting from generous donations made by parents, alumni, faculty, and friends.

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13% of all Latin students receive need-based financial aid.

Latin is committed to creating a community that strives to be diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all. One of the ways we work toward this goal is by awarding need based financial aid to those who qualify. This year due to the financial challenges many face due to the Coronavirus, we are anticipating awarding more than $5.9 million. Latin offers financial aid to families within a wide range of income levels, and the school makes every effort to provide each admitted student with the resources needed to attend the school. We believe that students learn best when their peers are from a variety of economic, cultural and geographic backgrounds.

Every gift makes an impact.

During our 2019-2020 school year we received 1,166 donations of $1,000 or less. Each of these gifts added up to $260,343 that went directly to funding our areas of greatest need: academic excellence, faculty support, and tuition assistance.

Latin students change the world.

Our students go on to become leaders who live lives of purpose and excellence. Your gift supports them during this crucial point in their formative years. And your gift keeps on giving because it prepares them to be global citizens.


You Impact Educational Excellence

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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

Learn about "windows and mirrors" at Latin.


 

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

 

You Impact Latin 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 schoo 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
mistakes welcome

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.

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When learning resonates with the students' own values and beliefs, the content is seen as relevant and tied to real-world concerns and projects.

Scratching beneath the surface of the syrian refugee crisis

Seventh grade students in the Global Perspectives course researched the lives of individual Syrian refugees and told their stories using a programming language called Scratch. The project takes users on the journey of a real-life Syrian refugee, the choices they face, as well as the realities of the refugee experience.

Singapore Math

The value lies in the well-formulated question rather than on the right answer.

SINGING THE PRAISES OF SINGAPORE MATH

As part of the lower school Singapore Math curriculum, fourth grade teacher Amanda Schirmacher noted that her students love sharing their methods, which she can project on a screen after taking a picture of the method with her tablet. "They are getting more comfortable with their speaking and presentation skills," she said. "It enables them to be confident in sharing their thinking," a skill that will serve them well as they enter middle and high school. "The earlier you find your voice, the better," she said.

hopes and dreams

In a responsive classroom, the exercise of naming hopes and dreams is critical to feeling personally connected to and engaged in learning.

Hopes and Dreams

Lower school students took the school's theme of action to heart and defined things they hoped to accomplish over the course of the school year.

When students are conscious and proactive about learning, it provokes a more personal response to engaging with the material.

SEEING STARS

The upper school Advanced Acting Company class performed the play “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson during the 2018-19 school year. This true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, whose quest to measure the distance of stars begins at Harvard Observatory and ends up changing our understanding of the universe.

Advanced Acting Company is made up of juniors and seniors who have taken classes in the upper school acting curriculum. The course culminates in a production fully produced and managed by students. With the rehearsal process embedded into class time throughout the semester, it allows the cast and crew to delve deeper into the play, spending more time on script and character analysis, ensemble building and dramaturgy, while also providing students opportunities to oversee behind-the-scenes work like costume and makeup design.

Our students are able to take their own interests outside of school and bring them into the classroom and share their passions with others authentically.

Sugar, Spice and Everything They Impact

Students in the upper school class "Spice: Food, Trade & Culture" took a field trip to the world’s largest Starbucks to study the globalization of companies and to see in action the impact commodities have on society.

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