Beliefs, Core Values, Vision

Charlotte Latin is an accredited, independent, coeducational, non-sectarian, college-preparatory day school serving 1,400 students in transitional kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Latin does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national origin in the administration of its educational programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies, employment practices, or other school-administered programs.

Charlotte Latin's Beliefs and Core Values define those characteristics that are special to our School community, and that guide us in the education of our students. Our Vision Statement defines the goal we wish to achieve over the next five years.

Beliefs

Everyone can learn and is encouraged to learn through as many opportunities as the School can provide.

Honor is one of the most fundamental values, and upholding the Honor Code is a valued tradition.

All students have unique talents and capabilities and have something to give to the community.

Faculty and staff are always encouraged to continue their studies and their professional growth with the aid of staff development funds.

Parents are an active and important part of the life of the School.

All students will act in a manner consistent with the customs and courtesies of the School and the School Community.

The School continues to review and update its programs in all areas.

Teachers interact with students in a way that develops healthy relationships in a professional manner.

The general campus – through its gardens, its statuary, and its buildings – promotes an atmosphere of peace and harmony.

The leadership of the School shall be carried out in an atmosphere that encourages and supports these beliefs.

Core Values

“Honor Above All”

Charlotte Latin embraces the development of personal honor as a lifelong pursuit in the building of character. What is right and honorable is valued above all else. Adherence to the Honor Code is required from all members of the School community. We honor one another and our personal gifts and accomplishments.

Commitment to Excellence

The quest for excellence that has characterized Charlotte Latin since its founding extends to all aspects of School life, and is viewed as the effort to do one’s best and to seek to improve continually. This quest embodies the boundless spirit that characterizes our School community, and it is grounded in our commitment to create an exceptional environment for teaching and learning.

Leadership

Charlotte Latin encourages the development of leadership as a lifelong characteristic of our students and adheres to the concept of service to others (servant leadership) as the ideal model that best meets the needs of our School community, our nation, and the world.

Respect for Oneself and Others

Charlotte Latin holds that mutual respect is the foundation of our School community, and that our respect for others leads us to serve them and to embrace diverse peoples and cultures.

Personal Responsibility

Charlotte Latin requires each person to be accountable for his or her actions. We all share responsibility for the welfare of the greater School community.

Moral Courage

Charlotte Latin leads by example and our members are willing to do what is right and true through the courage of their convictions in spite of possible consequences or the opinions of others. Morally courageous people are willing to admit their mistakes, to address injustice, and to uphold the principle of “Honor Above All.”

Honor Code/Honor Pledge

"As a member of the Charlotte Latin Community, I am responsible for upholding and promoting honesty, trust, respect, fairness, and justice in all venues of School life. To maintain personal integrity, I will not cheat, lie, steal, or plagiarize. I will do my best to raise awareness of the importance of honor for the purpose of making Latin a better place to learn and work. I understand the Charlotte Latin School Honor Code and will uphold my HONOR ABOVE ALL."

School Motto

Charlotte Latin's motto is Inlustrate Orbem, which means "Enlighten the World."

Alma Mater

Charlotte Latin School Alma Mater
Words and Music by Emilie A. Williams, 1984

Hail to Charlotte Latin, ringing clear and true,
Honor and glory to the white and blue.
Vision of the future, treasure of the past,
Faith in the wisdom of a dream to last.

We raise our voices in adoration,
Spirit of truth and courage to unfold.

Hail to Charlotte Latin, sounding forth to be,
Our Alma Mater, we sing praise and thanks to thee.


2015-2020 Vision Statement

Charlotte Latin prepares students to lead honorable lives of consequence as enlightened leaders of the world.
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