Diversity Statement

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.
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).

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