Why Latin School?

Acceleration is a distinctive hallmark of Latin School and offers an avenue for bright and enthusiastic fifth, sixth and seventh grade students to move at a pace, level and complexity more appropriate to their individual needs, while surrounding them with similarly talented and engaged peers.

In 2015, the average Covington Latin senior received over $202,000 in scholarship offers, while averaging an ACT® composite of 29.9 and an SAT® combined score of 1901.

Graduates go on to excel in the nation’s finest colleges and universities and continually contribute to the reputation of success and achievement, for which our alumni are so widely renowned.

Covington Latin maintains a deep and abiding commitment to its Catholic identity. Our theology coursework helps provide a comprehensive understanding of the Catholic faith – which is put into practice by our Campus Ministry through weekly all-school Masses at the Cathedral, liturgies, class retreats and humanitarian service work. 

With a 9:1 student-to-faculty ratio, students receive individualized attention from our renowned teaching staff.  19 of the 21 Covington Latin faculty members have master’s or doctoral degrees.

The interests of our students outside the classroom couldn’t be more diverse. From Drama Club and Ski Club, to Junior Classical League and, yes, even a Nutella Club, Covington Latin offers over 20 extracurricular groups for students to explore new interests or deepen existing ones.

57% of our students play on at least one CLS athletic team. CLS varsity athletic teams include archery, baseball, basketball, bowling, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and volleyball. 

We believe that financial wealth should not determine access to the best education, nor should it shape a learning community. CLS offers tuition assistance to families across a broad spectrum of financial circumstances to ensure the Latin School experience is accessible to all deserving students.

Latin School underwent a transformative $10 million expansion and renovation in 2011, including the addition of three university-level science classrooms and laboratories, technology center, physical education space, fine arts studio, courtyard, spacious two-level atrium and a stunning new cafeteria. 

For nearly 100 years, our motto and curriculum have promoted and continue to promote moral integrity, academic excellence and commitment to service in the Catholic faith tradition. The atmosphere of academic and spiritual leadership dates back to the School’s founding in 1923 as a college preparatory school to serve the region’s “best and brightest.”