Fast Facts

Our Mission

Charlotte Latin’s mission is to encourage individual development and civility in our students by inspiring them to learn, by encouraging them to serve others and by offering them many growth-promoting opportunities.

What grades do you have?

We enroll students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Younger kindergarten students may be placed in our transitional kindergarten classroom.

Why do you start at five years old?

We believe that five is the optimal age for children to begin their formal education. At five, a child is ready to learn; their attention span is longer, they have learned courtesy for others in their nursery school and the ability to be flexible. Physically, their core has strengthened so that they are able to sit, hold a pencil and not slip out of a chair. The year between four and five is one of monumental development physically, mentally and emotionally. Five year olds are more at ease with their bodies and are able to navigate ambitious gross motor play and movement, as well as finer hand motor skills required for writing.

We believe in the value of community and faith-based preschools that focus on children’s chronological and developmental ages in a narrow frame that properly prepare five year olds for school. Students who come from Charlotte’s excellent preschools are ready to work with Latin’s veteran teachers, who meet each child where they are in their learning and ensure no child lags behind.

What is "transitional kindergarten"?

Commonly called TK, transitional kindergarten is for young kindergarten students that are ready for a longer school day layered with curriculum but not yet ready for the full kindergarten experience. There is a wide range in ability of a five year old with a January birthday and one with an August birthday. The TK program meets the academic needs of younger five year olds and prepares them for success in kindergarten.

How many students are at Latin?

Enrollment at Latin stays at approximately 1,400 students each year.

What is a "Latin" school?

The first schools in America were the 17th Century “Latin” schools in New England. These schools focused on core academic mastery including classical languages, critical thinking and a strong student-teacher relationship. Charlotte Latin models its academic program on some of the best practices of the early Latin schools.

Do you teach Latin?

We do! We offer Latin as well as Greek, French and Spanish.

Is Charlotte Latin accredited?

Charlotte Latin School is a fully accredited, independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory day school serving students in transitional kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Charlotte Latin is jointly accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Latin also is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Charlotte Latin is a member in good standing of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS).


Where do Latin graduates go to school to college?

Latin graduates attend colleges and universities around the world. Read more about our College Counseling Center.

How do I contact the school?

Our mailing address and physical location is:

Charlotte Latin School
9502 Providence Road
Charlotte, NC 28277-8695

  • GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 35.079832 | Longitude: -80.774905
  • Main telephone number: 704.846.1100
  • Main fax number: 704.846.1712

General requests for information may be e-mailed to: inquiries@charlottelatin.org

Admissions-specific requests for information may be e-mailed to: admissions@charlottelatin.org