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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 |
Email: Kim Nicodemus, Administrative Assistant & College Advisor |


Enrollment for the 2023-2024 Cottage School year ended June 1, 2023. We will resume Open House Tours in fall 2023. Questions may be directed to Thank you. 

Cottage School Course Offerings

Please view 2023-2024 course descriptions for details and suggested prerequisites HERE.

MONDAY COURSES Tuition prices listed are for the full-year course

Latin | 8:00 – 10:00am

Latina Christiana | $425 | Suggested for 3rd Grade; no prerequisite (begins at 8:30 a.m.)

First Form Latin | $550 | 4th – 7th Grade (Either from Christiana or new to Latin); no prerequisite

Second Form Latin* | $550 | 5th Grade +

Third Form Latin* | $550 | 6th Grade +

Fourth Form Latin* | $550 | 7th Grade +

Introduction to Latin (Henle I) | $550 | 8th Grade +; no prerequisite – see Course Description

Henle II* | $550 | 8th Grade +

Caesar Translation* | $550 | 9th Grade +

Henle III* | $550 | 10th Grade +

Latin Reading Selections* | $550 | 11th Grade + *This course has a prerequisite

Classical Studies | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Greek Mythology | $425 | Suggested for 3rd Grade

Famous Men of Rome | $425 | Suggested for 4th Grade

Famous Men of the Middle Ages | $425 | Suggested for 5th Grade

Famous Men of Greece | $425 | Suggested for 6th Grade

Homer & History of Ancient Greece | $425 | Suggested for 7th Grade

Virgil & History of Ancient Rome | $425 | Suggested for 8th Grade

Greek Tragedies | $425 | Suggested for 9th Grade

Cicero & The City of God |$425 | Suggested for 10th Grade

Metaphysics | $425 | Suggested for 11th Grade

Art and Architecture | $425 | Suggested for 12th Grade

Lunch and Recess: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

English Literature | 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

3rd Grade Literature | $550

4th Grade Literature | $550

5th Grade Literature | $550

6th Grade Literature | $550

7th Grade Literature | $550

8th Grade Literature | $550

High School Literature I | $550 | 9th Grade

High School Literature II | $550 | 10th Grade

High School Literature III | $550 | 11th Grade

High School Literature IV | $550 | 12th Grade

Composition, Senior Thesis and Mathematics | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Introduction to Composition | $425 | Suggested for 3rd Grade

Fable Stage | $425 | Suggested for 4th Grade

Narrative Stage | $425 | Suggested for 5th Grade

Chreia and Maxim Stage* | $425 | Suggested for 6th Grade

Refutation and Confirmation Stage* | $425 | Suggested for 7th Grade

Common Topic Stage* | $425 | Suggested for 8th Grade

Senior Thesis | $425 | Seniors Only
*This course has a prerequisite

Mathematics | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Algebra I | $425 | Suggested for 8th Grade

Algebra II* | $425 | Suggested for 9th Grade

Geometry | $425 | Suggested for 10th Grade

Pre-calculus* | $425 | Suggested for 11th Grade
Note: Statistics is a Friday Math offering for upperclassmen
*This course has a prerequisite

Study Hall | 8:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Study Hall | $75 | Offered each period to Grades 3-12
**NEW** Study Hall offered on Fridays during 2nd period (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m)

FULL DAY PROGRAMS Tuition prices listed are for the full-year course

Primary Full Day Programs | Monday 8:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten | 1st Grade | 2nd Grade | $1800

Lower School Full Day Programs | Monday 8:00 – 3:30 p.m.

3rd Grade Full Day Program | $1975

4th Grade Full Day Program | $1975

Note: The Highlands Latin Cottage School K-4 grade programs offer a full-day class, meeting from 8:00 a.m. or 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (3rd and 4th grade begin at 8:00 a.m.) with breaks for lunch, snacks, and recess. The program will cover all subjects including literature, penmanship, phonics, spelling, Christian studies, enrichment, and math.

K-2 students may be dropped off from 7:40 a.m. — 8:20 a.m. with their peers in Cooke Hall. Optional story time takes place in Cooke Hall from 8:00 a.m. until 8:20 a.m., when their teachers collect them. K-2 school day begins at 8:30 a.m. 3rd and 4th grade students in the full-day programs will begin their school day at 8:00 a.m., so they must be dropped off by 7:50 a.m.

FRIDAY COURSES Tuition prices listed are for the full-year course

7th Grade | 8:00 – 1:30 p.m.

7th Grade Cohort | $1,100 | 7th Grade

Science, Math, Logic, and History | 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Physical Science | $425 | Suggested for 8th Grade

Material Logic | $425 | Suggested for 9th Grade

A Concise History of the American Republic | $425 | Suggested for 10th Grade

Physics | $425 | Suggested for 11th Grade

Statistics* | $425 | Suggested for 11th or 12th Grade
*This course has a prerequisite

Science, Logic, and History | 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Traditional Logic | $425 | Suggested for 8th Grade

Biology | $475 | Suggested for 9th Grade (includes lab fee)

Chemistry | $475 | Suggested for 10th Grade (includes lab fee)

A History of Europe in the Modern World | $425 | Suggested for 11th Grade

Anatomy and Physiology* | $475 | Suggested for 12th Grade (includes a lab fee)
*This course has a prerequisite

Fine and Performing Arts and Health/Physical Education | 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Fine Arts/Choir | $425 | 8th – 12th Grades

Health and PE | $375 | 9th – 12th Grade
**NEW** Photography and Yearbook | $375 | 8th – 12th Grades

**NEW** Photography and Yearbook | $375 | 8th – 12th Grades

2023-2024 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.


  • Monday, October 9
  • Monday, November 13
  • Monday, December 11


  • Monday, January 8
  • Monday, February 5
  • Monday, March 11
  • Monday, April 15

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

2023-2024 Cottage School Calendar

  • August 10th: Parent Orientation (New AND returning parents), 7:00pm-8:15pm
    August 14th: Meet the Teacher & School Pictures, 1pm
    August 21st: Opening School Ceremony & First Day of Classes
    September 4th: Labor Day, no classes (Friday classes will be held on September
    September 12th: Study Skills Bootcamp, 6:30pm-7:30pm (students only)
    September 19th: Diploma Program & College Intro Meetings 6:30pm-8:00 Cooke
    Hall (students & parents)
    October 11th: PSAT at HLS Spring Meadows
    October 28th: ACT at HLS Spring Meadows
    October 30th: Pumpkin Carving Contest
    November 18th-26th: Fall/Thanksgiving Break
    November 27th: Second Trimester Begins
    December 9th: ACT at HLS Spring Meadows
    December 11th: Christmas Party & Book Exchange
    December 15th: Last Day of Classes before Christmas Break
    December 16th: December 31st: Christmas Break
    January 5th, 2024: Friday Classes Resume
    January 8th: Monday Classes Resume
    January 22nd: Anne of Green Gables Tea (6th Grade Literature students)
    February 7th: Winter Art Show, 6:00pm
    February 12th: Valentine’s Exchange
    February 24th-March 10th: Spring Break
    March 11th: Classes Resume & Third Trimester Begins
    March 14th: NLE (tentative, based on NLE Board)
    April 1st: Easter Picnic
    April 22nd: Little House Party (2nd Grade students, Cooke Hall)
    May 13th: Miss Rumphius Party (1st Grade students)
    May 17th: Last Day of Friday Classes
    May 20th: Last Day of Classes, Closing Ceremony/Graduation

Cottage School Uniform Policy

Cottage School Uniform Guide

HLS Uniform Store

Cottage School 2022-2023 Supply List

Cottage School Supply List 2023-24