Louisville Collegiate School
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|Louisville Collegiate School|
|Motto||Stand out. Be Collegiate.|
|Headmaster||Junius Scott Prince|
|Location||Louisville, Kentucky, United States|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
|Mascot||Amazons & Titans|
|Campus size||60 acres (240,000 m2)|
|Website||Louisville Collegiate School|
Louisville Collegiate School is a junior kindergarten-12th grade, co-ed independent day school located in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Founded in 1915, the school currently enrolls 640 students at 2427 Glenmary Avenue.
Lower School By the Numbers 70% of Lower School Teachers hold advanced degrees; 15 – Average class size; 5 different sports offered for 5th grade; 8 ActiveBoards & SmartBoards
Middle School By the Numbers 2,540 Community Service Hours completed annually by students; 92% Students participating in athletics; 30% Students on academic competition teams; 100% Students involved in a fine arts performance
Upper School By the Numbers 13 – Average Upper School Class Size; 8:1 – Student to Teacher ratio; 1252 – Five year average SAT Composite; 100% of senior graduates are accepted into college
2009-2010 Academic Honors
•Five National Merit Finalists
•Collegiate named the number one school for high school mathematics in Louisville by The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
•Third year in a row, that Collegiate has earned a higher Challenge Index score than any public high school in the state of Kentucky, according to Newsweek magazine’s annual ranking of American high schools.
Some of the colleges that former student athletes have competed at include the University of Chicago, Dartmouth College, High Point University, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Middlebury College, Saint Louis University, Stanford University, Wake Forest University and the University of Wisconsin.
Since 2009, five Varsity Coaches (field hockey, boys’ lacrosse, boys’ soccer, swimming, cross country) have been named “Coach of the Year.”
In 2009, Titan Soccer ended their season ranked #4 in the end-of season poll, the Titan and Amazon Cross Country teams were crowned Class A Region 3 Champions, and Varsity Field Hockey were state runners-up.
Fall Sports: Field Hockey, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country
Winter Sports: Basketball, Swimming
Spring Sports: Crew, Fast-Pitch Softball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track
Lower, Middle and Upper School students enjoy a fine arts curriculum encompassing the following:
•Visual Art (drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D sculpture; •Vocal Music; •Instrumental Music; •Drama; •Field trips; •Visiting artists
Louisville Collegiate School opened its doors on September 23, 1915 in a house at 512 West Ormsby Avenue, becoming the first school in Kentucky committed specifically to preparing young women for college. Virginia Perrin Speed (1879–1968) and her husband William Shallcross Speed (1873–1955) were the principal founders and sustainers of the school, and are largely responsible for the school’s success
Needing more land to grow, Collegiate moved in 1927 to its current home on Glenmary Avenue in the historic Highlands, just east of downtown Louisville, in what is now the Lower School. (Construction of the new facility cost an estimated $115,000.)
Although the school initially accepted boys in the primary grades, it remained traditionally a girls’ school until 1972 when the Lower School became coeducational. In 1980, Collegiate’s Board of Trustees—in response to the educational needs and desires of the community—finalized a bold, new direction: coeducation in the Upper School. To accommodate the increase in enrollment, Willig Hall was built in 1983 to house the Upper School. The first coed class graduated in 1987.
As part of the school’s Master Plan, Collegiate launched a campaign in 2001 to expand its Upper School because of the tremendous growth Collegiate was experiencing. Collegiate expanded its Upper School into a 62,500-square-foot (5,810 m2) building that houses 17 classrooms, seven study areas, three science labs and two computer labs. In 2008, Collegiate launched a Junior Kindergarten.
Throughout the years, Collegiate has been an educational visionary and pioneer in the community. The school remains a leader by providing students mental, creative, and physical challenges within a supportive community of exceptional faculty and staff.
Sallie Bingham ’54, author and playwright
Kathy Nash Cary '72, chef/owner of Lilly's Restaurant
Tori Murden McClure '81, first woman to row solo across the Atlantic
Jane Metcalfe ’79, co-founder of Wired Magazine
Cornelia Atherton Serpell '35, Mental Health Activist
Ian Shapira '96, staff writer at The Washington Post, shared a Pulitizer Prize with other Post staffers for Virginia Tech shooting coverage.
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