Process

Inquire About Highlands
Inquire about Highlands through the form located on the Welcome page of our website, OR create a FREE account by clicking on the Apply Now link in the upper right hand corner of this page. The online account opens the door to learning more about the school through news and events while also cueing the team to reach out to learn more about your family!
 
Schedule a Visit
A tour and conversation with your family on campus is the best way for us to develop a relationship and move along a pathway of mutual discovery together. Feel free to reach out to schedule a tour and chat by contacting Trey Adams, Director of Admission and Enrollment, or join us at our Group Tours or Open House. These occur three times a year, in October, January, and April. Please visit the Dates page for details.
 
Complete Application for Admission
Apply on-line by using the Apply Now link on the right to create a Highlands School account to access the password protected area of our website in order to complete and submit your application online. The non-refundable application fee of $75.00 is due with the application and is also paid online.
 
Teacher Recommendation and Transcripts
For consideration for all grades, complete and sign the parent's portion of the appropriate Teacher Recommendation form. This parental release is a request for a confidential teacher recommendation, and for transcripts, where applicable. This form and any attachments should then be sent directly from the child's current school to the Highlands School Admissions Office.

Applicant Visits and Testing

4K through Second Grade Applicants will be scheduled for an individual appointment for a Developmental Screen. After receipt of your application, Highlands will notify you by email of your child’s appointment. Children may also be asked to come to Highlands for a group screening/morning play date.

Third through Seventh Grade Applicants will be scheduled for a morning testing session lasting approximately 2 hours and also for a school day visit in the classroom.
 
Decision Letters
Decision notification letters will be mailed in early spring. If an enrollment contract is offered, a non-refundable tuition deposit will be due two weeks later.



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.
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.