Application Process

Deadline for Applications

Applications for Kindergarten–Grade 12 must be received in the Admissions Office no later than January 15, 2018. Following our January 15 application deadline, Charlotte Latin School enters rolling admissions.

Decision letters for Kindergarten will be emailed on February 23, 2018, and letters for Grades 1–11 will be emailed on April 6, 2018.

About the Process

Step One: Come Visit!
Once on campus, our goal is to step back and show you the opportunities Latin offers. We give one-on-one tours by appointment daily and host expansive Open Houses with rich programming as well as smaller, intimate Look@Latin sessions with specific topics designed for busy people.

Step Two: Apply
We will do the rest!

Start the process. Create an account with our online application system to schedule your visit and begin next steps.

Your online account will be your #1 navigational tool and will guide you every step of the way. It will prompt you (and give you peace of mind) to schedule visit days, submit materials, locate forms, meet deadlines and know about all our campus events. We are not kidding when we say that along with our software and our willingness to answer any question any time, our goal is to eliminate all of the guesswork so that you can simply enjoy learning about Latin.

Testing Information

All applicants take a standardized assessment; in all cases, these tests need to be scheduled in advance.

Helpful Tips:

  • Grades TK-1 applicants take the WPPSi. Please refer to the CAIS brochure for all details.
  • Grades 2-4 applicants take the WISC-iV. Please refer to the CAIS brochure for all details.
  • Grades 5-11 applicants take the ISEE. Please refer to the ISEE website. All Middle and Upper School testing needs to be completed and submitted by March 1.

Admissions Philosophies & Policies

The Charlotte Latin School admissions policies are established to support the School’s mission: 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.

From kindergarten–twelfth grade, our admissions process is designed to seek prospective students with a variety of interests, talents and experiences who will contribute to both the strength and energy of our School environment. Additionally, we seek applicants who will add to Latin’s ethnic, religious and socioeconomic diversity. Family commitment to supporting the educational and moral growth of our students is an integral part of the life of Charlotte Latin School.

Charlotte Latin School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin or any other protected class in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies, employment practices or other School-administered programs.



Frequently Asked Questions

What are the primary entrance grades?

Kindergarten is the primary entrance point. We also add students in sixth and ninth grades.

Why do you start in Kindergarten, at age five?

Our program is designed for Kindergarten eligible students. Read more.

When do I apply?

We begin accepting applications in September preceding the year of enrollment. Our application deadline for ALL grades is January 15.

Do you accept students in other grades?

Yes. We base acceptances on available space, which is extremely limited in grades where we do not grow enrollment.

We grow class size in kindergarten, sixth grade and ninth grade.

Do you offer financial aid and scholarships?

Yes. Our admissions process is need blind. We meet demonstrated need. Get more information.

Look@Latin

Join us for small group presentations about Life@Latin.

Lower School Curriculum
October 20, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.

Extended Day and After School Enrichment
November 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.

Life@Latin
February 22, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

Beyond Academics: Upper School Co-Curriculars
March 17, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.


Learn more about Look@Latin and register here