By our Smarty friends at Charlotte Latin School
It is important to know that at Charlotte Latin School, we believe the optimal time to start a child’s academic journey is at five years. As child development is a key driver for academic, social, and emotional lessons at Latin, we believe children are best suited to begin their academic journey when they are five.
We know five- and six-year-olds are able to “do school” and through our admissions assessment, we can arrive at a fairly accurate predictor of future academic success. Research illustrates that fine and gross motor skills, attention span, and cognitive abilities are syncing with independent life skills at a more predictable pace than with four-year-olds; hence, children can access all kinds of learning from analytical math problems to decoding to mastering the monkey bars. We also believe that early childhood programs like The Nest and other regional preschools that are designed to educate the young child are fantastic feeder programs for admission to Charlotte Latin School.
2020 Open Houses
Charlotte Latin is excited to host two virtual LIVE Open House events this fall. Our Kindergarten Open House, on Saturday, October 3, focuses on our teachers and students and the K–12 journey. Our Middle School and Upper School Open House, on Saturday, October 17, focuses on the student-faculty relationships.
Both events begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings and last approximately one hour.
The Kindergarten Experience: Saturday, October 3rd, 10-11a
Join us, virtually, for this live event to learn why we believe Charlotte Latin School is a special place and why the K-12 journey promotes our mission: to encourage individual development and civility in our students, inspiring them to learn, by encouraging them to serve others, and by offering many growth promoting opportunities.
Middle and Upper School: A Student and Faculty Perspective:: Saturday, October 17th from 10–11:15a
Join us, virtually, for this live event to hear why relationships matter at Charlotte Latin. You will hear from our Head of School, Chuck Baldecchi, along with several student-faculty pairs to learn the many ways we embrace our mission.