"Covington Latin School is a co-educational, Catholic, accelerated, college prepa"
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21 East 11th Street
Covington, KY 41011

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June 08, 2013
The school is horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrrible, horrible completely horrible. 'Nough said.

- submitted by a community member
February 29, 2012
I am a Junior at this school now and I think this is one of the best schools out there. The teachers are all amazing and truly care about their students. The academic root that we are given is both challenging yet still attainable. Though having to suffer through two years of Latin (that being the only down side having to take Latin) I think this school is great

- submitted by a community member
June 28, 2011
Im a current student at this school. Going into my Junior year. Everyone here is a little wierd in their own way. Im pretty socially awkawrd sometimes, for example. You know, just not the "cool kids" at public schools. I would not fit in so well at a public school. This is the best environment i could ever hope for in a school. I fit in so well, and everyone is so nice,... we truly are a family at this school. Also an amazing education. The work is not difficult, it is all work ethic.

- submitted by a community member
December 10, 2010
My husband and three of our children attended Latin School. All of them loved it. It is challenging, but well worth the effort. The small classes are a plus and the new labs currently being built will only further the students' ability to do well in college and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2010
Who is that who wrote that their child complains?! This is the best school in the area an I couldn't possibly imagine goin anywhere else. There are many reasons I love it: excellent comunication between students, teachers, and parents; getting so well prepared for college; and the positive attitude of the faculty, staff, and students. I love Latin School and I hope any perspective students will consider Latin School and come to love it as much as I do.

- submitted by a student
February 15, 2010
Do not come to this school. The Headmaster is horrible and the teachers cannot teach. My child constantly complains about his school. Do not come here

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February 07, 2010
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October 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 24, 2009
What a unique and special accelerated program for those students who need it. Our experience over the past seven years has been contrary to the previous parent's comments. Some students do leave the program especially in the first years if is not a good fit for them (and funding is not the issue here). It is not that they are not supported by the wonderful staff and faculty. Quite the opposite if a student can and wants to succeed, there are many means of support, both academically, socially, emotionally and beyond. It is truly a family atmosphere that aims to bring out the best in all the students. Lifelong bonds between students, faculty, staff and families are the norm. I am proud that all my children have attended Covington Latin School.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2009
I do not recommend this school for two reasons; the first being that they do not support the children other than academically and second they are very stale academically and show no mental connection to their attrition rate of 2/3 and hence hiring a recruiter instead of spending those funds on keeping the kids they actually have.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2009
great cericulum, great teachers, great everything

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2008
Excellent academics!! My child is a junior and we were very hesistant with choosing this school because we aren't catholic. they have been very accomodating and we are pleased with the academics he has received.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2008
As a CLS parent, I find that CLS carries the right balance between its rich tradition of classical education and the integration of technology. This summer we completed a survey for the school-the overall results were unbelievably positive; I've never been affliated with a place that people are so happy to be a prt of. Cincinnati Magazine rated them the #1 private school in NKY and in addition to the 100% college placement, 48% of the grads receive a masters-level degree or higher. This is an amazing institution where we value our best kept secret status locally-though not a secret to colleges and universities!

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October 19, 2008
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October 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 21, 2008
I am a current sophomore (at CLS), and while many people think that Covington Latin will make their child socially 'shy' (cant think of a good word), they're wrong. I absolutely love it, the teachers pay extra special attention to you and your needs and the discipline is reasonable. This school is well worth everything that must be sacaficed.

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2008
I am a previous student of Covington Latin. Although I did not graduate from there, it was a wonderful experience. I chose to leave after my Sophomore year and attend a closer public school. My decision was based on location and athletics. Although CLS does provide athletics, do to the commute, my parents were not able to commit to the extra miles and time. Latin school prepared me for College and was an academic challenge. I learned study skills and critical thinking techniques that I use today. I had no problem socially in College or working while in High School, even with graduating at a younger age. I would recommend Covington Latin School to any student who is not challenged in their current education system and are ready for an accelerated and increased study load.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 28, 2008
In response to Mr. Coleman, I would just like to say that, as a recent graduate, I have had no trouble making friends and integrating myself in a new setting - in this case small-village Germany. Furthermore, I consider every single member of my graduating class a 'friend' in the true sense of the word, so I can only imagine that his son's experience is either isolated, or a product of a different period in the school's history - in either case I do not feel that it reflects the school as it is now. I could not be more happy with the decision to attend Latin School - when I picture myself bored in a public high school classroom going over material ad ifinitum, rather than here in Germany, ready to go to college with 42 lifelong friends, I can't imagine I'd choose differently.

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December 17, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 20, 2007
This school is fun, exciting, and I love it! Since it is a small school, everyone knows each other, and you make friendships that will last a life time!

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2007
Covington Latin School raises the bar for the gifted child. Our son has learned study skills, self discipline, time and resource management, respect for himself and others and has gained a healthy self esteem. The Classic curriculum at CLS is challenging and fast-paced and our son thrives on the challenge - instead of sliding through school, he has learned to work. CLS truly prepares students for college-level work and gives them a rock-solid base in a variety of disciplines. Expectations are high and there are plenty of supports in place - faculty or student mentors are available just for the asking. It is apparent to us that the faculty want every child to succeed. We ve watched our son s knowledge, understanding, compassion, and abilities grow exponentially over the past years. Though we re relatively new to the area (we knew no one at CLS when he started) within weeks our formerly shy child was socially integrated - he s happier than he s ever been. We count ourselves blessed to have found this safe, nurturing, challenging, and excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
I do not recommend this school for several reasons. First of all, this school shows extreme favoritism to the 'established' families (original donors from 20-50 years ago) of the school in grading and otherwise. Second, the school is behind the times. While other schools are picking up the pace on offering a varied curriculum in both academics and academics, this school is stuck in, well, I don't know when - I'd estimate 1985. Third, your child will not lead a healthy social life during or after this school. This school, as mentioned previously, also operates by clan regarding the social order of the kids. Based on what I observed before and after my child's graduation, the children that attended this school hardly made new friends in college. Try getting a job operating in that mindset. Ultimately,the very closed social atmosphere is very unhealthy for your child. Do NOT attend.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
My daughter went to another local private school in Northern Kentucky and was not at all challenged. She was receiving 99%, 100%, 104% (with extra credit). While she was not happy about leaving her friends behind, we made her change schools. In less than a week, she let me know that she loved Covington Latin School and did not want to go back to her other school. She is much more challenged and is thriving there. We are so happy that we are getting ready to have our next child take the entrance exam.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
My husband graduated from this high school many years ago and we had a son graduate in 2006 and a daughter who is currently a Junior at Covington Latin. The academic program is unparalleled in the Northern Kentucky region. The faculty is dedicated and extremely talented and qualified with many of the teachers posting 20+ years of dedication to the school. The social atmosphere of the school is kind and welcoming. The scope and availability of extracurricular allows each student to find a niche where they can be the best they can be where their talents lie. While it is not a sports driven school, in the past few years, students with athletic talent have claimed state titles in track and swimming. The school has contributed to my husband's success as an attorney and has launched my own children into paths of success. They truly teach 'goodness, discipline and knowledge'

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
My three kis love CLS. They were quite bored in thier old private school. Found out they were ranked in the 99% on CLS entrance exam. They love school now first child has gone on to get his MBA and is in line to be one of the banks yougest vice presidents in his department.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
I have had four sons graduate from Latin School and was very pleased with the total education they received. The family atmosphere of the school is wonderful! There are many opportunities for your child to be involved -- jazz band, chorus, yearbook staff, academic teams, sports teams, etc. My sons were pleased that they were attending a school that students were just like them. They were no longer made fun of because they were smart! We had an overall great experience at Covington Latin School. They also have financial assistance for those eligible. That was how my first son came to Covington Latin and subsequently the other three came too.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
As a parent of six sons who attended the Covington Latin School,I would strongly endorse this school for any student who needs a challenge (and I believe that most students do).Parents,too,will find the level of their involvement in their child's education most rewarding.The faculty is personally involved,too.The Latin School has been a tremendously positive experience for all of our children.It is without a doubt an excellent education for all who qualify.Don't pass it up!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
Latin School has been perfect for my son. He was bored to death in 6th grade elementary school and was tired of being treated like a child. Latin School challenges him to develop academically, spirititually, socially and emotionally. He has made great new friends and kept in touch with old friends from grade school as well. The faculty and staff at Latin School are unsurpassed and the tuition is the best overall value to be had. Most importantly, my son loves school again!

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
This school offers incredibly bright students the opportunity to grow in an environment not available from the public school system. I would encourage prospective students and parents to visit the school directly to assess its true value.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
I have had two children attend Covington Latin School. I must say that I am very impressed with the results and their achievements. They both attribute their CLS education as the reason that they did so well in college. Our daughter received a significant scholarship to Thomas More College because of CLS. I would not hesitate to recommend the school, it's fine teachers and wonderful heritage to a parent who is looking for a better place to send their child. The students receive personal attention in a caring but structured atmosphere that will prepare your child for any college. Covington Latin School is a true treasure!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2006
Covington Latin School provides an enriching environment for the intellectually gifted student. Our daughter has become more outgoing and confident of her place in society by attending school with other gifted students. Her emotional development has caught up with her intelectual development as a result of the nurturing environment found within the school. Making the decision to accelerate is never easy, but we are very thankful we chose this avenue for our daughter. We would hightly recommend that parents of gifted students learn more about the wonderful opportunities available with the walls of Latin School.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2006
I am a current Latin school student and I have to say it was the best decision I ever made in my life, at my old school I was bored and I was challenged when I came to Covington Latin. its definitely my ticket to getting into a good college

- submitted by a student
October 03, 2006
Hi there. I am a curret sophomore at Covington Latin School. I can't think of a single negative thing to sayabout this wonderfulplace. It lets me learn at an excelled academic level and is an overall wonderful place to go to school. There are many sports and extracurricular activities to be involved in as well. I recommend this school to anyone who is looking for amore challenging school for their child or themselves.

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July 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
August 12, 2004
Covington Latin provides excellent college preparation and the teachers are the kindest people you'll ever meet.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2004
I was a student at Covington Latin and found that it prepared me well for college and eventually grad. school.

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September 09, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
Latin School offers the opportunity for its students to interact academically and socially. They offer bright students to grow and expand, an unmatched opportunity in the community. Latin School teaches it students about discpline goodness and knowledge.

- submitted by a former student
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Covington Latin School
21 East 11th Street, Covington, KY  41011
(859) 291-7044
Last modified Covington Latin School is a Private school that serves grades 8-12
Covington Latin School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top