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Welcome to Highlands

Highlands School is an independent school distinguished by our diverse community and a commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development. For several years, Highlands has been honored as one of the 50 Best Private Elementary Schools in the country.

We prepare and motivate students to thrive and make positive differences in a constantly-changing, global world. A rigorous, well-rounded, and integrated curriculum encourages and celebrates academic achievement and a love for learning. Teachers challenge every student by matching high academic expectations with individual learning potential.

Focus is placed on the collective physical, social, emotional, creative, and intellectual development of students.

We celebrate and encourage intellectual ability, creativity, problem-solving, critical thinking, health and wellness, character development, and community service by instilling the habits of success in every student. Cultivating a school environment that encourages acceptance, appreciation, respect, and understanding for all citizens of our school and global community is key. As part of this process, students are given many opportunities to share their ideas and academic achievements through public speaking at weekly school community meetings.

"The Highlands Way" is an integral part of everyday life in the Highlands School community. You can read more about it here.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. There is much more to learn and experience about the adventure that stimulates a lifetime love of learning. If you are new to the independent school experience, we encourage you to explore The Parents’ Guide published by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

The years through eighth grade are fundamental and foundational. Highlands endeavors to celebrate the joy of the journey from infancy to adolescence as a time for developing skills and character. Ready to apply now? If so, click here! Otherwise, explore our website and reach out with questions.

Highlands School

Our Admissions Team

Kellye Allen

Kellye Allen

Director of Enrollment Management
Rachel Mixon

Rachel Mixon

Registrar & Admissions Assistant


September 1st 
Applications for the 2024-2024 school year open
October 12th 
Experience Highlands School
Open House event for parents of rising 4th – 8th graders

October 21st
Storytime and Crafts
Admissions event for rising 4K and Kindergarten families

November 16th 
Experience Highlands School
Open House event for parents of rising kindergarten – 8th graders

December 1st 
Financial Aid applications open

December 15th 
Priority Admissions Application Deadline

January 10th 
Experience Highlands School
Open House event for parents of rising 4K – 3rd graders

January 18th 
Experience Highlands School
Open House event for parents of rising 4th – 8th graders

May 21st 
New Parent Orientation

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