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Welcome! Thank you for your interest in the Louisville Highlands Latin Cottage School. 

The Cottage School is located on the Spring Meadows campus of the full-time Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky. Classes take place on Mondays (all grade levels) and Fridays for grades 8+ only. We offer a traditional classroom experience for homeschoolers. We currently offer all-day programs for grades K, 1, 2, and 3. The remaining classes are offered in à-la-carte fashion. Courses offered include Latin, Classical Studies, Literature, Composition, Math, Science and more. In addition, Study Hall is offered on Mondays. Please review our Course Offerings found here for more details. We use Memoria Press curriculum in our classrooms. 

Most courses are taught by HLS full-time faculty and class size is kept to a minimum (on average 12-15 students). Instruction is provided during class with independent work completed based upon teachers’ assignments and recommendations. Our teachers are excellent at what they do, and strive to support the homeschool families that we serve. 


Address: 10901 Shelbyville Road Louisville, KY 40243
Phone: 502-742-5462
Email: Mandy Groce, Director |
Email: Mariah Frantz, Assistant Director |


Enrollment for 2024-2025 is officially open! Questions may be directed to Thank you. 

Apply for 2024-2025.

Cottage School Course Offerings

Please view 2024-2025 course descriptions for details and suggested prerequisites HERE.

Kindergarten Readiness

1st Grade Readiness

2nd Grade Readiness

2024-2025 Open House Tour Dates

Thank you for your interest in Highlands Latin Cottage School!

It is our pleasure to welcome you to our school. To attend an Open House tour, we ask you to register by emailing Families are welcome to attend.
We are located at 10901 Shelbyville Road, 40243. Tours begin at 9:00am in Cooke Hall.

To find Cooke Hall, please turn onto the main school drive from Shelbyville Road.
Continue up the drive. At the top of the hill, you will see a large building with white
columns and a red door. This is Cooke Hall. There is parking on the right as you
approach Cooke Hall, and in the lot next to our gym.

Open House tours consist of an overview of the Cottage School by the Director of the School, Mrs. Mandy Groce. This is followed by a time of Q&A. We finish with a tour of the campus. Most Open House tours last about an hour.

Open House Schedule

Please note: Application season begins in late January. Please be aware
that classes may have waitlists soon after applications are accepted.

High School Diploma Program

Program Information and Requirements
Cottage School Diploma Schedule
Cottage School Service Award Information

To apply for the Diploma Program, please contact

The Highlands Latin Cottage School offers a partnership with committed homeschool families in the Louisville area. Our High School Program offers access to knowledgeable instructors, a rigorous curriculum, and classroom training and accountability. The Highlands Latin Cottage School is a CLSA accredited program. High school students are free to enroll in classes as an a-la-carte option that supplements further coursework at home.

Students interested in our High School Diploma Program can apply after the completion of their 8th grade year, but must apply prior to January 1st of their sophomore year. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis, in which case the school will require a comprehensive homeschool transcript and interview. In order to graduate, students must meet schedule and course requirements outlined here.

Each student graduating must earn at least 26 credits, 16 of which must be completed in our Cottage School classes. Students in pursuit of our diploma should take a minimum of four courses at the Cottage School each year, and complete remaining requirements at home, with Memoria Press Online Academy, at a local co-op, or community college. To award credit for these classes, some documentation will be required. You can view a suggested Cottage School Diploma Schedule here.

Frequently Asked Questions

2024-2025 Cottage School Calendar

❖ August 12th: ThinkWave invitations for families in grades 3-12 (by email)
❖ August 15th: Parent Orientation (New AND returning parents), 4:00pm-5:15pm
❖ August 21st: Meet the Teacher & High School Yearbook Pictures, 1pm-3pm
❖ August 26th: Opening School Ceremony & First Day of Classes
❖ September 2nd: Labor Day, no Monday classes (Friday classes will be held on Sept. 6th, all students should plan for typical school week at home Sept. 3rd – 6th)
❖ September 10th: Study Skills Bootcamp, 6:30pm-7:30pm (students only)
❖ September 24th: Diploma Program & College Intro Meetings 6:30pm-8:00pm Cooke Hall (students &  parents, current and interested DP students)
❖ October 12th: PSAT at HLS Spring Meadows (10th -11th grade students)
❖ October 26th: ACT at HLS Spring Meadows (10th -12th grade students)
❖ October 28th: Pumpkin Carving Contest
❖ November 23rd – December 1st: Fall/Thanksgiving Break
❖ December 2nd: Second Trimester Begins
❖ December (date TBA): ACT at HLS Spring Meadows
❖ December 16th: Christmas Party & Book Exchange
❖ December 20th: Last Day of Classes before Christmas Break
❖ December 21st
❖ January 5th: Christmas Break
❖ Jan. 6th: HLCS Classes Resume
❖ January 20th: Anne of Green Gables Tea (6th grade Literature students)
❖ February 10th: K-12 Valentine Exchange
❖ February 13th: Winter Art Show
❖ February 22nd
❖ March 9th: Spring Break, no classes in session
❖ March 10th: Classes resume, Third Trimester Begins
❖ March (date TBA): National Latin Exam
❖ April 14th: Little House Party for 2nd Grade Students
❖ April 21st: Easter Picnic and Field Day
❖ May 12th: Miss Rumphius Garden Party for First Grade Students
❖ May 16th: Friday Final Exams
❖ May 19th: Monday Final Exams and Closing School Ceremonies, Graduation
❖ May 22nd: Graduation Ball

Cottage School Uniform Policy

Cottage School Uniform Guide

HLS Uniform Store

Cottage School 2024-2025 Supply List

Cottage School Supply List 2024-25