Upper School

The upper school at Boys’ Latin is home to 300 boys in grades 9-12 and occupies the north side of the Lake Avenue campus.  The primary goal of the upper school is to provide each student with the individual attention necessary for him to reach his full potential in all areas of school life.  The faculty are committed to this goal and view themselves as mentors and role models rather than teachers of subjects.

During the course of the four years in the upper school each boy will be challenged academically.  He will have meaningful, professional relationships with his teachers who will help him value and appreciate his own strengths and areas for growth.  He will make lifelong friends who will join him in being contributing members of a positive and caring community.  At the end of the four year journey, each young man will graduate with the tools necessary to succeed in college and beyond and possess a clear sense of our core values; courage integrity and compassion for others.

Information Technology - Computers and Libraries
We employ traditional print resources and the newest technology in every classroom and the library. Our approach allows us to integrate technology into every subject area, rather than teaching technology for its own sake.  All upper school faculty members are equipped with tablet laptop computers, wireless internet connectivity, computer projectors, and screens to enhance their pedagogy.  Students are welcome to use their own laptops, visit one of our computer labs, or even check out a laptop from our library.  In addition, the upper school has two mobile laptop carts for use in any classroom.

Cura Personalis
Cura Personalis is a Latin phrase that translates as "Care for the Entire Person". “Cura Personalis” suggests individualized attention to the needs of the other, distinct respect for his or her unique circumstances and concerns, and an appropriate appreciation for his or her particular gifts and insights.  We pride ourselves on the individual attention we provide to each of our students in the upper school and our exceptional history of meeting the educational needs, varying learning styles and diverse talents of our young men.  Each boy has a faculty advisor who provides guidance through their Upper School journey.  We pride ourselves on preparing each boy for the rigors of college and their career to follow.  We are dedicated and deeply devoted to the notion of "Education on a Scale of One" and work tirelessly to help each boy to become his own best and authentic self. 

It is the ultimate objective of the upper school to develop a sense of excellence in every student. The daily schedule and course schedules are traditional in nature; students attend each of their classes for approximately 55 minutes 5 of every 7 days in a rotating block schedule. Courses are offered in half-year or full-year increments and grades are reported four times throughout the school year. Students can expect 30-45 minutes of homework in each of their classes daily.  The academic environment is one in which each boy is encouraged and expected to be engaged, responsible, studious, accountable, and honorable for his academic achievement and success.

Recognizing today’s competitive college admissions environment, we offer honors and AP courses in all disciplines. Entry into these courses is both commendable and competitive; only students who show consistent evidence of high achievement and effort are permitted to enroll.

Current honors and AP course offerings:

Honors Courses
Algebra II/Trigonometry
Pre Calculus




Spanish II, III, IV, and V

French III, IV and V

Latin II, III, IV, V

World Cultures
World Religions

European History

US History
African American History
American Government

English 9, 10, 11 & 12

AP Courses
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Computer Science
AP English Language
AP English Literature
AP Biology (alternating years)
AP Chemistry (alternating years)
AP Environmental Science
AP Physics B
AP Statistics
AP US History
AP World History
AP European History
AP Spanish


Upper School News
Sophomore Class Reflects and Plans for Their Future
Friday, May 20, 2016 1:32:00 PM

BL Voices - Student Writing on Display
Friday, May 20, 2016 3:39:00 AM

2016 National Honor Society Inductions
Friday, April 29, 2016 5:42:00 AM

Upper School Honors Assembly Recognizes a Variety of Accomplishments
Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:31:00 AM

Maroon & White Day 2016
Monday, April 25, 2016 4:52:00 AM


You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.  Clay P. Bedford

School Wide Publications


Upper School Course Catalog 2015-16
Middle School Course Catalog
Student/Parent Handbook 2015-16
Short Calendar, 2015-16
Short Calendar, 2016-17

Schedule Documents
MS/US Calendar of Cycle Days
Upper School Daily Schedule
Middle School Daily Schedule

Online Grade Documents
Student Progress in NetClassroom

Student/Parent Documents
Inkwell (Upper School Student Newspaper)
Community Service Forms
Student Admin Forms (carpool, field trip, athletic, etc.)

Health - Emergency Management Guidelines
Assessment of Student Health Forms

Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere. 
- Chinese Proverb

The object of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.  - Robert Maynard Hutchins

Independent Day School for Boys Grades K-12

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