Careers at Highlands

Highlands School is a vibrant leader in independent education in the Birmingham metropolitan region. Highlands School’s whole-child focused academic program – guided by a comprehensive emphasis on physical, social-emotional, creative and intellectual development – educates and inspires students in our Family Center and preschool through 8th grade. The School was founded in 1958 and holds dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

We are looking for teachers who are passionate about education and are committed to 21st century teaching and learning. The Highlands Faculty is collaborative and innovative, and we seek candidates to complement the strengths of our program and to add his or her own expertise and background to provide excellent educational opportunities for our students. We are a vibrant professional learning community for children, parents, and teachers. Teachers receive regular support from colleagues and administrators. Regular professional development opportunities are provided and encouraged.

Application Procedures

Highlands School is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary, benefits, and professional opportunities. Interested candidates should submit the following electronically to

  1. Application for Employment - follow the link to download, print, complete, and scan into pdf
  2. Cover Letter - outlining interest in and qualifications for this specific position
  3. Resume/Curriculum Vitae - with educational and employment history
  4. Three (3) Professional References - with contact phone numbers, email addresses, and position titles

Download Application

  • Application for Employment
    *We cannot accept electronic signatures on the application. Candidates must scan or send an application with an originial, print signaure. 
Highlands School does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religious belief, gender, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status or any other protected class pursuant to applicable local, state or federal laws.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:
  • Robert McGehee, Associate Head of School
  • Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213
  • 205.956.9731 ext. 101
For further information on notice of nondiscrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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