The Detroit Latin School is all about the pursuit of Excellence. In the classroom, the studio, the stage and on the field of strenuous sport, Latinians are challenged to discover their limits and then encouraged to push beyond. It's literature-based curriculum, rooted in classical antiquity, is combined with advanced offerings in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, to create General Graduation Requirements among the nation's highest—exceeding both Common Core and International Baccalaureate benchmarks. LATIN's high standards are matched by a comprehensive program of academic student supports and, if necessary, the tutorial interventions required for success.
The Detroit Latin School is an independent day school open to all “students of good character who are eager to learn and willing to work.” LATIN is a private school with a public mission. As an inclusive meritocracy, its cultural and economic diversity will be reflective of the Greater Detroit’s broad demographic. This diversity is more than a policy at the center of LATIN’s enrollment programs. It is an educational ideal at the core of LATIN’s educational mission. It is what brings vitality to LATIN’s Socratic method of teaching and learning, creating the prism through which young Latinians from quite varied backgrounds will forever see the world and reflect on their place in it—enabling new and deeper understandings of personhood, friendship and community.
LATIN is not a training or vocational institution. Its distinctive school culture, its demanding program of liberal studies, including languages ancient and modern and a semester abroad, formal training in logic and rhetoric, and a variety of opportunities in the arts and athletics, are all intended to prepare graduates, not only for the most selective colleges and universities, but for the real business of living. Its strenuous college preparatory regime is designed to foster in each student an insatiable curiosity, a simple love of divinity, and a deep sense of service to humanity. The Detroit Latin School is a nursery for scholar-citizens well-equipped to serve the world through their character and leadership.