Louisville Collegiate School
|Louisville Collegiate School|
|Motto||Stand out. Be Collegiate.|
|Established||1915 by Virginia Perrin Speed|
|Headmaster||Dr. James Calleroz White (appointed 2013)|
|Color(s)||Blue and gold|
|Mascot||Amazons and 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 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
- 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.
- 2013-2014 Academic Honors
- Six students were selected as National Merit Semifinalists: Matthew Bode, Anisha Datta, Evan Foley, Thuy-Vy Nguyen, Diana Perkins and Austin Talis. Four students were recognized as Commended students: Kyle Kersey, Jonathan Parker, Daniel Rolen and John Severtson. This represents 19% of the students from the Class of 2015.
- Collegiate Wins Sixth Grade Showcase Championship - Quick Recall Champions
- Coley Sullivan '16 has achieved a perfect score of 2400 on the SAT and a 36 on the ACT.
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.
Lower, Middle and Upper School students fine arts curriculum is:
- Visual art (drawing, painting, printmaking, 3D sculpture);
- Vocal music;
- Instrumental music;
- Field trips;
- Visiting artists
- Sallie Bingham 1954, author and playwright
- Tori Murden McClure 1981, first woman to row solo across the Atlantic
- Jane Metcalfe 1979, co-founder of Wired Magazine
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