Highlands Students have access to one of the finest and up to date collections for an elementary school library in our area. If you are ever given the opportunity to visit another elementary school, please take a moment to browse the library shelves. How does it compare in size, condition, breadth or regency to the collection of books housed in the Highlands School Learning Center?

  • Our collection contains over 19,000 titles, much larger than the most schools of comparable size. According to state guidelines, a school our size is only required to have a third that many.
  • While well used, our books are in great condition. Very rarely will one find missing pages or frayed or damaged covers.
  • Compared to national standards as well as suggested titles from many professional educational organizations, our collection contains books covering a wide range of curriculum related topics, as well as titles that will pique the interest of children in primary, elementary and middle school. In fact, the Learning Center contains over 95% of the most influential children’s books published in the 20th century (as determined by the American Library Association).
  • Through our regular budget and the Highlands School Book Fair, an average of 300+ new titles are added to our library each year. With recent budget cuts in public schools, most of their libraries are operating on a zero budget and adding few or no titles each year. These new books allow our students access to the latest titles and the most up-to-date information on many topics.
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.