Welcome to the Highlands School community. At Highlands, academics are celebrated, imagination is embraced, and leadership is fostered. This defines Highlands School’s philosophy of a Higher Degree of Learning. Our faculty and administration strive to promote in each child a positive self-image and respect for one another, as well as a lifelong love for learning in a challenging and caring environment where students have the opportunity to grow, succeed, and achieve every day.
While our curriculum provides a strong foundation in the traditional academic disciplines, our program focuses on the “whole child” where academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development are each strengthened by physical, emotional, and social advancement opportunities.
To our students Highlands is more than a school.  It is a community where memories are made and shared for generations.
If you have caught a glimpse of Highlands from viewing our Website, imagine how much you will experience when you visit our campus. We invite you to spend some time with us to learn how we inspire our students and how we prepare them for active and productive lives in a global world.
In the love of learning,

Kavita Vasil
Head of School

Our Mission

Highlands School’s Mission is to provide an academically challenging program, to create a love of learning in every student, to instill the habits of success in every student, and to prepare the student to be a responsible and productive member of the community.
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).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.