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The Highlands Way

Highlands School has adopted the phrase “The Highlands Way”, which refers to the shared set of core values embraced by all students, staff and faculty as an integral part of their everyday life in the Highlands School community.

The Highlands Way core values are:

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Compassion
  • Collaboration
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The Highlands Way in Action

Ms. Bates and her 5th grade students integrate the Highlands Way into their wrap-up meetings every day. At the end of the day, the students gather to discuss ways in which they witnessed their peers exhibiting “The Highlands Way”. Whether it’s using active listening, helping a friend when they fall, or not talking while someone is presenting, each day the students share examples then post them on their classroom wall for everyone to see. 

Our Student Council Secretary and 8th grade leader, Parker, walks his 4K buddy, Emma, to class during morning carpool. The Highlands student body looks to our 8th grade for guidance, leadership, and friendship.

Ms. Jenkin’s led her 4th grade students through a reflection exercise surrounding our core values – Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Collaboration – known as the Highlands Way. Ms. Jenkins assigned one core value to each group. They spent time defining what each core value looks and sounds like, and shared times when they exhibited this value. The next activity will be acting each of these out for their peers.

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The Highlands community is what makes our school so special. The students, faculty, administration, parents, and trustees all give generously of their time and talents to make Highlands a caring community for academic excellence, but none more so than our faculty and staff.

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