Details overview

Hours 07:45 AM - 03:00 PM
School leader Kavita Vasil
Transportation options Yes
Preschool capacity 0

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school STEM
Coed/Single-gender Mixto

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Through quality time with teachers, open and respectful dialogue with each student’s parents, a richness of learning opportunities spanning academics, arts appreciation, physical education, character development, and leadership development, each vital element of the Highlands program comes together to create a special learning environment at a most special time in a student’s life.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Social justice
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Painting
1
Music
including: Instrumental and theory music lessons
4
Languages
including: French
Music Instrumental and theory music lessons
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Painting
World languages taught Chinese - Cantonese
Chinese - Mandarin
French
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None

Support

13
Facilities
including: Cafeteria
Facilities Art room
Auditorium
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Library
Music room
Natural area
Outdoor learning lab
Performance stage
Playground
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Acceleration
Counseling
Mentoring
Tutoring

Early childhood program

Social emotional skills development Our play-based, child-centered curriculum reflects the integration of physical, cognitive, social, emotional, language, self-help, and aesthetic areas for the total development of the child. Meaningful play encourages curiosity, discovery, and problem-solving which allows individual growth and the development of a positive self-image.
Speech development The Pinnacle curriculum is a research-based early childhood curriculum, designed with both teachers and students in mind. Based on the work of Piaget, Gardner, and Erikson, Pinnacle provides teachers with lessons that engage young children in developmentally appropriate activities.
Maximum number of infants per adult 0
Maximum number of toddlers per adult 0
Maximum number of 2 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 3 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of 4 year olds per adult 0
Maximum number of kindergartners per adult 0
Maximum number of school-age children per adult 0

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 75% 58%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Black 7% 34%
Two or more races 6% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

3
Girls Sports
including: Soccer
3
Boys Sports
including: Soccer
2
Clubs
including: Community service
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Boys sports Basketball
Cross country
Soccer
Clubs Community service
Model UN
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Students typically continue on to these schools Indian Springs School
Parent involvement details At Highlands, we have wonderful avenues for exchanges of ideas and communication between the school administration and parents. The Highlands School Parent Auxiliary officers and members play a key role in fostering this relationship. All parents are automatically members of the HSPA, no dues required. Our activities include fundraising events, school support committees, and parent-school communications.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying "The Highlands Way" is an integral part of everyday life in the Highlands School community. This positive and proactive approach to teaching students universally- accepted values and ethical behavior has been adopted by Highlands as The Six Pillars of Character. These Pillars have been identified by Michael Josephson, the founder of the Josephson Institute, and they include: Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship.

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Admissions Committee’s decisions are based, in unranked priority, on the following factors: the commitment of families to the entire Highlands program (through the 8th grade) ; siblings (or children) of current or previous Highlands students: the maintenance of balance per class by age and gender, when possible; the previous invitation for a child to be placed on a waiting list; age as of September 1; prior school record, when applicable; and observation and testing results.
Learn more Https://highlandsschool.myschoolapp.com/Page/Admissions?siteId=707&ssl=1
Application requirements Application
Application fee

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012