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.

Our Core Values

Honor Above All
Charlotte Latin embraces the development of personal honor as a lifelong pursuit in the building of character. 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.

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
Respect is the foundation of the Charlotte Latin School community. We celebrate differences that include diverse people, cultures and perspectives.

Personal Responsibility
Each person at Charlotte Latin is 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.”

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, children are ready to learn; their attention span is longer, they have learned courtesy for others in their nursery school, and they have learned 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 who 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 more than 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

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