Philosophy & Pedagogy
Christian, Classical, Traditional
Highlands Latin is a Christian School. Our faith statement is the Apostles’ Creed, the most ancient and widely accepted expression of the essential beliefs of the Christian faith. Highlands Latin teaches and upholds traditional Christian morality, and the Holy Scriptures as the divinely inspired word of God.
Highlands Latin is a Classical School. In the tradition of western civilization, education and classical education have always been synonymous. Classical education can be distinguished from modern education, in that it does not neglect the important first step of giving students the classical tools for both intellectual development and for understanding their classical, Christian heritage.
Highlands Latin is a Traditional School. In the traditional classroom, a knowledgeable, enthusiastic teacher carefully leads students into an understanding of each subject. The traditional classroom is consistent with human nature and the experience of many decades has demonstrated its superiority over the modern child-centered classroom.
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HLN Cottage School Directors:
Angel Pregont (L) & Jessica Phillips (R)
Jessica Phillips-Jessica is a Tennessee native who lives with her husband and four children in Goodlettsville. She attended Lipscomb University in Nashville and received her B.A. in Bible with a double minor in Greek and English, and is currently pursuing Latin studies through online translation courses. Homeschooling since 2010, she has particularly enjoyed delving into classical education with her children using Memoria Press. She is the creator of the annual Sodalitas Gathering, the Memoria Press conference for homeschool parents. Jessica is an avid reader, a people-connector, and treasure-seeker of beautiful things in the natural world.
Angel Pregont-Angel lives in East Nashville with her husband and five children, and she has been homeschooling since 2005. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Angel received her B.A. in History with a minor in Business. She then attended graduate school at Indiana University, receiving a Master’s degree in College Student Personnel Administration. Before moving to Nashville and starting a family, Angel worked in Financial Aid at Indiana University and in Residence Life at Indiana Wesleyan University. Her love of education naturally led to a desire to homeschool her children. She enjoys reading, being outside, and drinking coffee on her porch in the mornings.
HLN Family 2022-2023: HLN partners with 50 homeschooling families across the mid-state.
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