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Welcome to Highlands School

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.

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. 

We look forward to partnering with you throughout the admissions process! Thank you for sharing your family with us, 
Kelly Allen, Director of Enrollment Management

Highlands School


Key Admissions Dates for the 2024-2025 School year
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year open September 1, 2023
Experience Highlands School
Open House event for parents of rising 4th– 8th graders
October 12, 2023
Storytime and Crafts
Admissions event for rising 4K and Kindergarten families
October 21, 2023
Experience Highlands School
Open House event for parents of rising kindergarten – 8th graders
November 16, 2023

Financial Aid applications open

December 1, 2023

Priority Admissions Application Deadline

December 15, 2023
Experience Highlands School
Open House event for parents of rising 4K - 8th graders
January 10, 2024
New Parent Orientation May 21, 2024
1st Day of School   August 12, 2024

If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding our upcoming dates and deadlines, please contact Kellye Allen, Director of Enrollment Management, at

Kellye Allen

Kellye Allen

Director of Enrollment Management
Eleanor Walter

Eleanor Walter

Enrollment Assistant
Highlands School

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