Louisville Collegiate School

Louisville Collegiate School
Louisville, Kentucky
United States
Type Private
Motto Stand out. Be Collegiate.
Established 1915 by Virginia Perrin Speed
Headmaster Dr. James Calleroz White (appointed 2013)
Grades JK–12
Enrollment 713
Campus Suburban
Color(s) Blue and gold
Mascot Amazons and Titans
Faculty 126
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 historic Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, Kentucky, United States. Founded in 1915, the school enrolls 713 students at 2427 Glenmary Avenue. Collegiate is a community rich in history, tradition, innovation and academic excellence. Founded on progressive ideals Collegiate is welcoming, accessible and proud of all of its students who stand out for their exceptional academic preparation, outstanding character and confident leadership.


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 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.

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 established 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 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.


2009-2010 Academic Honors
2013-2014 Academic Honors


In 2014 Titan Soccer ended their season as the All 'A" Boys State Soccer Champions and Matt Bode (class of 2015) repeats as the 2014 Cross Country Champion.


Fall sports

Field hockey, Soccer, Golf, and Cross country.

Winter sports

Basketball, Indoor Track, and Swimming.

Spring sports

Crew, Fast-pitch softball, Lacrosse, Tennis, and Track.

Fine arts

Lower, Middle and Upper School students fine arts curriculum is:

Notable alumni


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