Governance

Charlotte Latin School is governed by a Board of Trustees, which is composed of volunteers who determine the policies that govern the School. The Board of Trustees is the guardian of the School’s mission. It is the Board’s responsibility to ensure that the mission is relevant and vital to the CLS community and to monitor the success of the School in fulfilling its mission. The Board also oversees the School’s strategic planning process and has the fiduciary responsibility for approving the annual budget.

The trustees are drawn from the School’s constituent groups, including parents, alumni, and alumni parents. The Board is led by the Executive Committee, whose members are the Chairman of the Board, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, and Immediate Past Board Chairman. The Headmaster, Assistant Headmaster/Director of Finance, Parents’ Council President, and Alumni Governing Board President serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

The Board of Trustees employs the Headmaster, who is responsible for executing the policies set forth by the Board, hiring all other personnel, and overseeing the School’s daily operations. The Headmaster is assisted in his management of the School by an Administrative Team, which includes representatives of the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools, as well as the Admissions, Athletics, Communications, Development, and Technology offices.

Charlotte Latin School’s Board of Trustees endorses and subscribes to the Principles of Good Practice established by the National Association of Independent Schools for its member schools. These principles define the high standards and ethical behavior expected in key areas of school operations, and help guide schools in becoming the best education communities they can be.

Former members of the Board of Trustees continue to support and promote the School through their service on the Board of Visitors.

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