Detroit Latin: A Classical Town School
A picture of Detroit Latin's students engaged and open to a world of knowledge. Together with your donation and your support, we can work to reach these kids.

The Fund for Latin

The Detroit Latin School is a private school with a public mission, committed to serving students from every quarter—including those whose families could never obtain a classical education by their own means. In fact, LATIN has a special commitment to seek out and serve those Thomas Jefferson described as “genius buried in poverty.”

Making a LATIN education available to all who are “eager to learn and willing to work” will require the engagement and investment of citizens who understand the singular value of liberal learning and the moral imperative to make it as widely accessible as possible. Establishing and maintaining LATIN in and for the people of Detroit will require the financial support of individuals, family trusts, corporations, foundations and socially responsible investors who care deeply about our City and its youth.

  • A gift of $100,000 will pay the salary and benefits of one master teacher for one year.
  • A gift of $25,000 will furnish an academic classroom.
  • A gift of $10,000 or will effectively scholarship one student.
  • A gift of $10 dollars will buy a book.
All who donate $1,000 dollars or more between now and the opening of school in September 2020 will be recognized as “Friends of LATIN” by the inscription of their name on a bronze plaque placed prominently and permanently in The Detroit Latin School’s entryway. (see our information packet below)

To find out more about Latin and our mission to bring a quality, classical education to the children of Detroit, please see our funding information packet:

The Fund for Latin: Redeeming our Children & Youth, Restoring our Middle Class, Rebuilding our City (PDF)


The Detroit Latin School is a Michigan 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Tax deductible gifs may be sent to P.O. Box 2356 – Detroit, MI 48202 or given through the above link.