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A Timeline of

CHARLOTTE LATIN SCHOOL


2001

2001 brings a new Headmaster and state of the art building

In July 2001, Mr. Arch McIntosh joined the Charlotte Latin community as its new Headmaster. While his goals included continuity of a strong faculty, advancement in technology and building bridges in diversity, he also wanted parents to always "know that their children are at the center of everything we do."

The Hawk Eye , December 2000

The Hawk Eye, December 2000

Science, Art and Technology Building

Taking a giant leap into the 21st century, Latin expanded its classroom space by 30,000 square feet. With a grand opening on September 18, 2001, the Science Art and Technology building would house art rooms, science and computer labs and a technology center while the foyer showcased student art.

Latin Line

Latin Line

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 2002

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"Honor Above All" implemented at student request

While an honor code has always been a part of Latin, a more personal and constant application  would later formalize into its Core Values of Honor Above All, moral courage, personal responsibility, respect, leadership and excellence.

Honor Above All hangs in every CLS classroom

Honor Above All hangs in every CLS classroom

Core values etched in the base of our Hawk

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 2004

First All-School Thanksgiving Service project

Service learning has always been an important part of the Latin experience. In 2004, Mr. McIntosh charged students for a concerted all school effort, now an annual tradition. In giving beyond themselves, the Latin community has annually supported groups including Shoes of Hope, Heifer International, Habitat for Humanity, and Nica Nadadores.

In 2007, CLS raised more than $22K for Heifer International.

In 2007, CLS raised more than $22K for Heifer International.

Great results are created from multiplying the power of one.
— Mr. McIntosh, 2004
Latin’s first All-School Thanksgiving service project supported Shoes of Hope.

Latin’s first All-School Thanksgiving service project supported Shoes of Hope.

2005

 Latin selected as a Malone Family Scholar School     

With a $2 million endowed gift from the Malone Family Foundation, Charlotte Latin became North Carolina's only Malone Scholars School, providing scholarships to highly capable students in grades seven through twelve. There are 50 independent schools throughout the U.S. selected by the Malone Family Foundation for "their academic caliber; the quality of their staff; excellent accommodations for gifted and talented students; strong AP/IB and enrichment programs; attention to the individual student's needs, interests and talents; financial strength and stability; a commitment to financial aid; and an economically, culturally, ethically, and socially diverse population."

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 2006

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Installation of "The Hawk" sculpture

Gifted by the Belk family, with a wingspan of 16' and weight of 2900 pounds, the Hawk dominates the landscape in welcoming all. Sculpted by the renowned Jon Hair, our Hawk  symbolizes the forward-looking visionary philosophy of Charlotte Latin School.

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‘One day, we wheeled the hawk outdoors and all the birds in the area, after checking it out, took off,’ he recalled with a laugh.
— John Hair, sculptor
 
Carl Belk ‘78 and family at the dedication of the Hawk

Carl Belk ‘78 and family at the dedication of the Hawk

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Alumni Association awards the CLS Alumni Distinguished Faculty Chair

The Alumni Governing Board established the Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Chair program, which honors with a substantial monetary commitment a teacher who most exemplifies leadership, instruction, and mentorship for the entire CLS community.  After awarding the first chair to Upper School History teacher Mike Weiss in 2006, the Alumni Association awarded a second such chair to Middle School humanities teacher Linda Coffman in 2008. At her retirement, the chair was then awarded to Middle School Art teacher Richard Fletcher ‘85.  

This program is funded by the Alumni Endowment which also supports the annual Inlustrate Orbem Awards, which recognize and reward exceptional and committed faculty members who have significantly contributed to the life of the School.

 
 
Upper School history teacher Mike Weiss received the first Distinguished Faculty Chair in 2006.

Upper School history teacher Mike Weiss received the first Distinguished Faculty Chair in 2006.

Middle School humanities teacher Linda Coffman (now retired) received the second Distinguished Faculty Chair in 2008.

Middle School humanities teacher Linda Coffman (now retired) received the second Distinguished Faculty Chair in 2008.

 
 
Upon Linda’s retirement, Upper School artist teacher Richard Fletcher ‘85 was named a CLS Alumni Distinguished Faculty chair in 2015.

Upon Linda’s retirement, Upper School artist teacher Richard Fletcher ‘85 was named a CLS Alumni Distinguished Faculty chair in 2015.

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 Choose an Eyry yearbook below to explore another Charlotte Latin decades.

 

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