Highlands School has three primary admission entry points. The Family Center accepts infants (6-weeks), toddlers (1-2 years), and three-year-olds. The Primary Grades accepts students turning 4 and 5 by September 1. The Middle Grades accepts students at grades 5 and 6. All other grade levels function at capacity but accept students on a rolling basis as seats become available.
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE APPLICATION: January 12, 2018** **Applications after January 1 are admitted on a rolling basis, dependent upon availability and priority in the wait pool.
Participation in a classroom visit is required for all applicants. The student will be matched with a student ambassador for a full day.
The teacher recommendation form must be completed and forwarded directly from the recommender (i.e. mail, email, or online form).
Applicants should register for the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). Visit the Admission Dates page for more information.
Ability and placement testing for school ability index, math performance, and world language level is scheduled on a weekday.
Highlands School admits qualified students of any race, color, creed, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its admissions and educational policies, or in the extension of commitment to diversity within its student body.
FAMILY CENTER: None (rolling admission)
PRIMARY GRADES: November 17, 2017 (online app) December 11, 2017 (completed app)
MIDDLE GRADES: March 1, 2018 (online app) May 31, 2018 (completed app)
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).