Curriculum

Science

We prepare our students to become life-long learners and problem-solvers who are able to participate and interact in an ever changing technological world. Through a hands-on and integrated science curriculum students take ownership and personal responsibility for their learning and social behavior. The ever-evolving nature of science is experienced, and by implementing a hands-on approach this experiential piece of science helps to enhance the students’ understanding of their world.

Students are actively engaged in challenging, engaging, and relevant science activities which require daily collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. While learning through exploration, problem-solving, and teamwork students become confident learners who are able to explain what they are doing and why it is being done as well as how things work. A goal is to ensure students are being reached where they are by providing for a range of learning styles and encouraging them to gain a comfortable grasp of skills and habits which will follow them into adulthood.

Through our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program, students explore technology and engineering as they apply mathematical skills to understand and solve real life issues.  STEM concepts may be revealed in everyday lessons and often lie in art, nature, stories, and more. The engineering design process allows students to question, imagine, design, improve, create, and build. Students investigate global issues and solve real world problems using meaningful, purposeful, and relevant project-based learning experiences.
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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