Highlands School welcomes 54 new students to campus from thirty-six new families and eleven current families for a total opening day enrollment of 317 students. This number also include 24 little ones in the Family Center.
Fourteen different zip codes are represented in the group of new students with families relocating from Mobile, Montgomery, Ohio, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Even at this date, inquiries exist from new families relocating to the area from as far away as the Czech Republic.
“The school has a national reputation for providing one of the highest quality educational experiences in the country,” said Director of Admissions Trey Adams. “But, while Highlands excels in areas such as ERB scores and national rankings, the community is the key to the social and emotional development of the whole child.” In 21st century learning environments, skills development is emphasized over drill-and-kill fact feeding.
“We are so excited to start this journey,” said Sybil Vogtle Newton ’77, parent of new student Lucas Newton ’21. George, Sybil, and Lucas joined three other legacy families enrolling new students this year. Clara Haskell ’25, daughter of Sam ’91 and Fontaine Haskell, Eden Stephens ’25, daughter of Bart ’89 and Hampton Stephens, and Dayton Spector ’28, son of Jamie ’89 and Sara Spector also began new journeys in kindergarten and the Family Center.
Three faculty families have also begun as parents at the school in 2016-2017 with Merrill McCloud ’25, Sam Lawrenz ‘26, and Robyn Compere ‘29 joining kindergarten, four-year old kindergarten, and the Family Center, respectively.
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).