A diverse independent school community represents and embraces many cultures and viewpoints. A diverse school celebrates the talents and contributions of all of its members. Diversity has many dimensions, including race, religion, ethnicity, culture, gender, and socio-economic background.
Highlands School believes in the integrity of every child. Fostering in our children an appreciation of individual differences and an awareness of and openness toward ideas that differ from their own enhances the learning environment for all students. Beyond this educational philosophy, Highlands School recognizes its obligation to prepare its students to be leaders of their communities. With changing demographics, instant communication and accessibility to information, and ease of travel the world is growing smaller and changing rapidly. To be positive influences in their communities, Highlands’ students must understand and appreciate the backgrounds and experiences of all members of these communities. Students are better prepared for the future and learn best in an environment that is rich in differing experiences and perspectives.