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Project-Based Learning

Research validates that the best learning occurs when students are engaged and focused. In turn, we want students to achieve mastery, become confident learners, work collaboratively, and persevere in their academic, professional and social lives. At Highlands School, we believe that the integration of project-based learning promotes engagement and challenges students to think critically and problem solve using their knowledge of the curriculum. While emphasizing the development of 21st century skills, students experience real-world applications fostered by authentic research.  Project work involves an investigation of a topic of interest to the students in which they become experts through in-depth exploration. As the method is cross-curricular, multidisciplinary components are seamlessly woven into the curriculum, and therefore standards are covered through the project work. In addition, the collaborative nature of project work aids in building community as all students are encouraged to participate in various ways.  As a culmination of each study, students share their experiences, knowledge, and representations/products with an audience. We invite you to come and learn more about our approach to project-based learning.


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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).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.