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PK-12
Private
Orlando, FL
Students enrolled: 1,950
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901 N Highland Ave
Orlando, FL 32803

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(407) 206-1900
(407) 206-5042
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June 30, 2015
well rounded in all areas....great for college prep, caring teachers and administrators.Would like to see more spiritual emphasis.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2015
I wholeheartedly agree with the May 31st post. Our family has also attended both private elementary schools mentioned - the established K4-6th grade school in Maitland and the smaller, highly academic school in Winter Park. Lake Highland is the whole package and offers a well rounded balance of opportunities for the each child to shine. The school also provides layers of administrative accountability and financial transparency that I appreciate as a parent making a major investment in my child's education. Lake Highland might be Orlando's best kept secret.

- submitted by a community member

May 31, 2015
We just finished our first year at Lake Highland with a 6th grader and a 9th grader. I call this school the Goldilocks school - it is just right. They have figured everything out and do it better than anyone in town. Between the two of them, our children have attended the well-established PK-6th grade school in Maitland, the very small elementary school with a similar name in Winter Park, and the competing 6th-12th grade school in Winter Park so we know what we are talking about when comparing schools. Lake Highland has programs that nurture the academically, artistically and athletically gifted without demanding that a student be gifted in more than one area while still allowing the student to participate to his or her heart's desire. Students with limitations are also welcome to the school and are nurtured and encouraged to be the best they can possibly be. Both our children are highly gifted and they are challenged in every way they need. One child is twice exceptional and the school is fully equipped and was willing to accept him where he was and lift him to the best he can be. There is an atmosphere of combined character, love, acceptance, hard work, and positivity that we have rarely seen at the other schools. The other schools may excel in one area or the other but Lake Highland excels at all of them. The best part is that with a program that makes room for all different types of kids, this is a school where an entire family of children can succeed and be happy. There would rarely be a need to send one child to a different school.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2015
I have a child at the lower school and one in the middle school of LHPS. Thus far I have been very happy with the academics and many extracurricular activities offered at this school. Because of a couple of previous posts that I read, I would like to add that the faculty and administration care about the kids. One of my children was bullied by another child, but the teacher dealt with the problem immediately and successfully. When one of my children was ill, both the coach and dean reached out to me personally to ask if there was anything they could do to help. I understand not every school can suit every child, but my family has been happy with this fine school.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2015
My child has attended LHP since kindergarten. She is now in 6th grade and her academic achievements are outstanding. It's a demanding school academically but isn't that what a college preparatory school is all about? The arts are beyond anything Orlando has to offer. Do some teachers play favorites? Yes, but that is true in any school. Most of the teachers are top notch as evidenced by my child's performance on the standardized tests. I highly recommend LHP.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2015
Lake Highland is an extraordinary school. National Award winning Intel Science Winner, National Bright House STEM Winner, State runner up Speech and Debate Team, award winning Robotics team, honored Band and Strings students-just to name a few things. Lake Highland is truly a school that offers every opportunity for your child to find their passion.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2015
LHP has been a great school for one of my kids but not so much for the other 2. It is a Mean Girls school with average academics. Bright kids will shine as they would at any school. I find it strange that there were 9 "awesome" reviews posted on the same day March 9,2015. No doubt there was a meeting where parents were encouraged to post. Not a surprise from LHP.

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March 09, 2015
I had two children who went to Lake Highland from kindergarten through high school. I cannot imagine a better educational experience. The academics were excellent, the athletics were competitive and helped build character, and the opportunities for significant extracurricular activities were unparalleled. As a result of the academic preparation, both children were accepted by and graduated from two of the most selective universities in the world, and their academic success rested on the foundation they built at Lake Highland. The teachers are uniformly great - they know their subjects intimately, they are inspiring, and they love to teach. The dedication of the faculty is reflected in the range of superior programs they operate outside the formal classrooms. The debate team is consistently among the best in the country, the high-school science research program generates students who excel in international science competitions, the drama and music programs are spectacular, and the Leadership Academy fosters strong, moral leaders. I can recommend Lake Highland unconditionally to any parent who wants to prepare his child for lifelong success.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
My three children attended and graduated from Lake Highland Preparatory School. Our experience was better than we could have ever hoped for our children. The faculty, students and relationships that my children formed in lower school, middle school, upper school and through the arts and sports is a strong and lasting bond to this day. My wife and I are grateful for the opportunities LHP offered our children.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
We love Lake Highland! My daughter graduated from Lake Highland fully prepared; she went on to earn a teaching degree from FSU and just recently, a Master's degree in Theatre Education from NYU. Lake Highland has many wonderful things that recommend it--facilities, programs, a feeling of strong community--but most importantly the school has an outstanding faculty who teach, inspire and care.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
Lake Highland is the perfect school for our family. We have three children with diverse academic, athletic and artistic interests. The curriculum allows students to select from three levels (AP, Honors and College Prep) of academic study in each course. For example, it is possible to take a college prep (non-honors) world language course while taking an AP math class. Other prep schools and the IB program do not allow this. It's all or nothing when it comes to a rigorous academic schedule. Lake Highland offers the best facilities and athletic trainers for its student athletes. There are many athletic offerings for boys and girls and truly something for anyone wishing to get involved in sports. For the student interested in the arts, there are high quality programs offered in drama, band, voice, dance and the fine arts. Lake Highland's environment supports involvement in diverse interests if a student desires. However, the student who is a "specialist" is also encouraged. Our children are more of the "well-rounded" variety, but being able to attend school with national debate champions, D1 athletic signees, patent holders and science scholars is truly enriching.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
An incredible school with a great reputation! I have one graduate, one student that started in MS and one in the LS, and can say, without a doubt, this school is the perfect balance of academics, athletics, arts and character and leadership development that any school I have researched in the area. Teacher, coaches and faculty all have shared vision: developing character and intellect. They genuinely love their students as their own children. It's also one of the few schools in our nation that inspires patriotism. Much needed in the contemporary divisiveness that pervades our country. If you want your son or daughter prepared to lead, not only in college but in life, LHPS is the place for you. I strongly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
Lake Highland offers students a solid core curriculum and diverse offerings for students to cultivate their interests including arts, debate, science, athletics, robotics and others. The Lower School includes preK to 6th gr. There are wonderful grade level activities that take place along with the academics. 6th gr being apart of the LS in a separate building allows that age group to be upper classman during a critical time in development. The Middle School includes 7th and 8th gr on a separate campus close by to the main campus. This gives the ms students their own place to learn independence and academic responsibility without distraction from other grades before heading to high school. The High School has a rigorous program to prepare the students for college. The HS provides opportunities to develop leadership skills and support all through the college admission process. With all that said, no school is perfect. There will always be some bumps along the way. The administration and faculty works with students and parents to work through any difficulties encountered. We have always experienced prompt responses on any questions and a willingness to discuss any topic.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
My daughter has been a student at Lake Highland since Pre-K. She is now in the seventh grade. Our experience at Lake HIghland has been priceless. She has had wonderful, caring teachers in every grade. She has developed excellent organizational skills which help her succeed academically. The school is very proactive in trying to prevent bullying. The Middle School has a BEAST program which stands for Bullying Ends As we Stand Together. They continually educate the students on all aspects of social media and its potential dangers. The administration is excellent and immediately responsive to any issue. I honestly feel that they genuinely care about each student's well-being and ability to achieve. The fact that seventh and eighth grade have their own separate campus is testament to how attuned LHPS is to the sensitivity of kids at that age. As a family, we look forward to the next 5 years at Lake Highland and we are proud that our daughter will be a graduate of LHPS.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
We have two children - one who graduated from Lake Highland a few years ago, and one who is currently a junior. My graduate is at a highly competitive university and finds the academics manageable - she came to the school completely prepared. My Highland junior takes a rigorous academic schedule, but still has time for clubs, student government, sports, and plenty of socializing. Lake Highland offers everything a student could want: in Lower School they are afforded the opportunity to try everything from sports and sciences to computers and art amongst an incredibly caring and knowledgeable teaching staff; in Middle School they are brought to a separate campus where they can thrive and really focus on specific school subjects and extra-curricular activities; and in Upper School they are challenged academically with a broad range of subjects and incredible teachers as well as offered every arts opportunity, sports team, and clubs that can be imagined. The school truly enriches the lives of not only our children, but the entire family, drawing us in and working together to help us teach our children to be strong, independent young adults who are prepared for the world ahead.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2015
This is not a good school. You may think the kids that go here are good kids, sorry to tell you there not. This school's kids have some of the dirtiest mouths i have ever heard at a bible-based school. There football team is not great so if you are expecting to bring your kid here for football don't.

- submitted by a community member

February 24, 2015
Worst private school in Orlando. I had children who attended LHP for many years and each day they would beg me not to go. My oldest child was bullied and ridiculed to the point she could no longer attend as it was a detriment to her health. The faculty does not foster a positive environment and they pick and play favorites. We begged for help and accountability and received nothing from the faculty. The school does not handle the many internal problems breaking this school down. The only thing positive about the school is the beautiful campus. Save your money and call Orangewood, TFA, Masters Academy or Bishop Moore.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2015
Nearly every day that I approach the gates of the campus of this school, I am filled with gratitude for the chance to have my children attend Lake Highland. My two children are very different, and Lake Highland has called out the unique strengths in each of them. The teachers are wonderful and the staff work hand in glove with parents to deliver a concierge level of service. Our experience here has been amazing!

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2014
I was racially profiled by the traffic motor cop that works there! He was not paying attention while the incident happened but instead sided with white gentlemen that we were having the issue with. The officer did not listen to us but let the other white guy leave the scene and scolded us and ask for our identification. We did nothing wrong but was judge by our race and appearance! I want him punished or fired! I go down that road so many time but never in my life have I ever been racially profiled!

- submitted by a community member

May 31, 2014
My three kids graduated from LHPS; all three attended in the upper school and had a great experience, with teachers who challenged and encouraged them. My kids are completely different from one another with a pure scholar, an athlete, and a mort artsy student. All three got accepted into competitive colleges and received substantial offers of financial aid. The epitome of their experience for me was one Friday night when my (then) freshman daughter told me she couldn't wait for Monday. When I asked her why, she replied "School, Dad, I love school!" And this was my more athletic child. Read the mission statement - it really sums up what the school is working to be.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2014
As an alum of Lake Highland, I have the highest regard and respect for the academic program and character of the students, faculty and staff at LHP. LHP set me up for success academically and socially, both as an undergrad at Notre Dame, and as a graduate student, and for that I am grateful. I truly cherish my four years spent as a student-athlete at LHP! For anyone thinking of sending your child to school at LHP, it is an investment in your child's future, and a positive one at that. For anyone that is perhaps unhappy with their experience, I encourage you to reach out to a school administrator for help navigating your issues. LHP is an amazing school, and the LHP family is unmatched. Go Highlanders!

- submitted by a community member

May 13, 2014
Looks are deceiving, on the outside LHPS has a beautiful campus and appears to have a lovely atmosphere. On the inside expect your child(ren) to be associated with many kids of poor character masked with money. Over the past year, we have heard my daughters say fitting in is difficult for many MS and HS kids. Over the years, my oldest daughters have personally watched several girls get bullied and not one person took action. I have to say as a mom, I hear more negatives than positives from other parents about the school. We know over 10 families pulling their kids out, for other Orlando schools, this speaks volumes. The LD program is a costly joke, you pay for one-on-one but your child will only get this if favorited. I can't stress enough how disappointed we are with LHPS.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2014
LHP has been an outstanding investment since my son came to the school in 6th grade. He now has academic scholarship offers from highly respected colleges and universities. In fact, his merit scholarship offers surpass the amount of tuition our family has paid since 6th grade. Add to that a school built on developing character, providing exceptional opportunities for our children and you have a great choice for parents. As my senior gets ready to graduate, knowing what I know now, I would choose LHP all over again. It was worth every penny even when my spouse lost their job in this recession. An outstanding choice for parents who want to give their children a great start in life.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2014
This is the WORST school I have ever had my children in. My children beg me everyday not to go to school because the kids in there classes are so mean. The school has a huge bully problem I'm hearing and they do nothing to fix this. The bully problem is mostly with girls and awkward non athletic boys tend to fall into getting bullied as well. The school masks everything with typical politics. Teachers choose their favorites. The school does not have many athletes getting signed now and the few athletes they do have are starting to leave for better schools in Orlando. Getting letters of recommendation are difficult. Beautiful campus, ahead in technology everything else was extremely negative for my children.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2013
My girl attended Pre-K at Lake Highland. Her first day of school was a happy day, I dropped my lively and cheerful little girl off in the morning, and from that day forward she slowly but surely turned into a introverted, quiet and sad little girl. This is a very dysfunctional school, but it has enough cheerleaders who are committed to the idea that they are sending their kids to the "best" that people are fooled. I'm not saying it is worse than most of the public schools. But don't be fooled by Lake Highland, students are not getting a good education here, most of the high achievers are attending after-school tutoring. Our teacher did nothing all year (peeked through the classroom door unannounced many times to always see her on the computer while the kids were watching TV). The school is simply a carefully managed status symbol, nothing more. All the comments about racism are true - in our case, we were never told about a specific bullying problem. A general letter was sent to the Pre-K parents, however they never communicated to us that our daughter was one of the children getting bullied. We had to find out later, too late. By then, the damage was done.

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August 18, 2013
I am a parent of 2 very different Highlanders. My first has attended LHP since sixth grade and had an amazing experience during her time there. He was welcomed immediately by students and faculty, excelled at sports, was popular, and graduated as a valedictorian to top it off. The teachers are exceedingly educated with advanced degrees, and well-screened before they are hired. We have personally experienced only 2 incidents involving "bad teachers" since enrolling and both were educators were dismissed. Try that in a public school! My second honors child has attended no less than 2 public and 2 private school in this city before transferring to LHP. All provided inadequate academic or social atmospheres for our needs. LHP has exceeded them. Excusing the occasional hiccup, it is a well-oiled machine. It is our personal experience that when it comes to picking a school there is no Utopia...so many variables come in to play. Some years of kids are just easier than others and some amass poorly. That's the breaks. No school can be accountable for what kids bring to the table, only how they handle the problems. Parents must shoulder the emotional needs. As in life, you don't always fit.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2013
To the 5/15/13 poster. I could flag the 3/22/13 but I would only become part of the problem. I was pleased to see that you saw through the 3/22/13 post. It was difficult to find the best fit for both my children but attending both public and private schools from preK - 12 gave me a chance to see what was out there. Lake Highland is for those who put Sports first. This is not to say that all the teachers think that this way. Checking on the number of teachers that coach is a start. No parent wants coaching to be the reason for hire but sadly it almost always is. Just check the local paper (sports section) and you will see that tuition free athletes are the focus. Another place to look is the CV of the teachers, because your child should believe that they can reach the moon and just the hoop. Best of luck.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2013
To the 4/26/13 poster...I can tell you that anyone can flag a review by clicking on the "report it" button and providing a rationale for the site administrator to remove the post. That may be what happened to the response you noted that is now missing. My child does not currently attend this school, but I am checking into it for the future and saw your question. (I am giving the school one star because the website is forcing me to assign stars.) You could just as easily flag the comments for 3/22/13 and have them considered for removal. I appreciate all opinions while researching schools, but 3/22/13 person criticizes another parent by implying they know what the "true problem may be." This sounds very defensive and is certainly not constructive who anyone who just wants to learn more about LHPS. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2013
I came to this site because I was curious to see what was written about my child's school. I usually do not take the time to write comments on sites like this either however with some of the absurd claims that are being made by some parents I have to speak up. To the parent claiming this school is only focused on recruiting athletes and not academic growth, you are completely false. LHP continues to maintain a very rigorous academic focus while expanding into the arts, sports and other leadership activities. Thus, creating a more "well rounded" individual who will be able to compete in the 21st century. My kids have not been to any other schools but I see your children have already attended three... which spreads a little light on what the true problem may be.

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February 19, 2013
I have completed over half a year at LHPS. I am VERY pleased with everything. The kids are very mature and took me right in when i was new. With these kids I feel like I've been going to school here since Pre-k. I am overwhelmed with the support of the teachers. They will ALWAYS help with anything that you need. I have never had such a good experience with any other school! GO HIGHLANDERS!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

January 26, 2013
Horrible. Looks great on the outside but don't be fooled. These kids for the most part are snobby, unfriendly and out of touch with reality. I have 2 very friendly, outgoing, sweet kids that have been unable to make friends. The homework requires my child to stay up until about 1 am and not because it is difficult. Teachers communicate poorly, give ambiguous assignments, or forget/neglect to post the required materials on the internet. I have found the teachers to generally be poor in engaging and making learning fun in the MS and HS. There are parents who think it is appropriate to host keg parties and coed sleep overs involving 14 year olds. Photos of these and many other parties are posted online for all of those not included to see. My kids now hate going to school everyday. We will not be returning and we were one of those generous Annual Fund givers. Counting down the days til we get to leave...........

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January 08, 2013
We have now completed half a year at LHP: great school, very committed to building character, honesty, respect and passion in students. Passion for learning, for sports or arts, people or languages. This school truly offers SO MUCH for every kind of student. And the quality of it is all GREAT. NO budget cuts! NO overflowing classrooms!NO poor quality teachers or teacher cuts. I can see why people complain: The school is tough on students AND parents. No "yeah, but" and going around in circles. Either you do it or you don't. This is great because it fosters the development of good young adults. Either you commit as a parent or you don't.Yes, this school has plenty of rich families and this is a blessing. It's exactly those who gratefully donate each year to the school's renovations, constructions, updates. We are not filthy rich ourselves and we've been doing just fine. The school has been bringing us joy and compared to our friends who have their kids in FL public schools, LHPS is so much more superior. The opportunities our children have without having the useless FCAT distraction to deal with, without having annual budget cuts and teacher cuts are priceless. Consider that!

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2012
I am a senior at Lake Highland School. This is the WORST SCHOOL to have your child attend. It is a country club and only if your parents are good honest people will you make it out alive. If you want your child to have the same values as John Edwards, pay the bucks to Lake Highland. If you wish them to honest, hardworking good people who enjoy learning -Keep them away--

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2012
This school continues to impress me. Each year builds on the next and the children really get the opportunity to do anything they want here, from Academics to the Arts and Athletics. Yes, it does cost a few bucks. I work to send my child here because he went to public elementary, and you cannot even compare the two. Great education, great teachers, great everything. It has been worth every single penny. My child is worth it. I know that all can't afford it, but if you can do it.

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March 10, 2012
This is a wonderful school. Our child has attended since preK and is now in 10th. Many opportunities, she is way above her friends from Public School. She has amazing study habits that are learned in lower school. Not everyone is rich and clannish. Far from that. All are down to earth and value a good education. There are no discipline problems because they always have a waiting list and will not put up with nonsense.. There is much help with college and it starts in 9th grade. Usually people who do not want to invest in a good education have harsh words. Florida ranks 48 in the nation for education. An A school is not that impressive! LHPS has language classes, art, music and PE every day. They do not cut corners. You have to pay for that. We are HAPPY and LOVE LHPS.

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December 11, 2011
I am currently a high school student at LHP and like another review said already if you love your child DO NOT send them to this school. Imagine your child going to a new school and not doing anything socially with other kids outside of school for almost three years. Well that is what I have had to deal with. The kids may come off as friendly but they are snobby and think the world revolves around them because mommy and daddy make a nice amount of money. The teachers are alright but the workload can sometimes be ridiculous. You would be better off sending your child to a public school then spending around $18000 for this school. Just for a little comparison in state tuition at Florida State plus room and board and all your books and other things like transportation will cost you around $19000. So why would you ever send your child to an awful school for the same price as a college? Save the money you would spend on LHP for their college fund

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October 16, 2011
Lake Highland is honestly a great school. I don't attend until next year but however I do attend the football games. Just the short amount of time I am there I feel welcome and straight at home. I recommend this school to any and ally people. The only flaw is $16,000 a year but rest assured it is worth it.

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September 25, 2011
Love this school. Two kids attend so far, third soon...In 2013. I would rate this school an A+. Just do the homework and you will see...Teachers are caring and loving!!! (Mrs Scott, Mrs. Blackburn and Ms Hevner) School pride awesome!!! Parent involvement....Over the top!!!!

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August 01, 2011
I came from a different private elementary school to LHPS for middle and the students there were REALLY cliquish and self absorbed. I had to hide myself because if i was rlly who i was i would b judged and if u get involved in a little situation and someone figures out it becomes out of control...thats why i transferred..I honestly think public school is a great option for MIDDLE school cuz if u hav a private skool foundation..you can take higher level classes..so I do not reccomend LHP for kids who want to be who they really are and want to hav a oppurtunity to adjust to big classes and a big group of students

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July 26, 2011
Definitely a horrible school. The teachers are excessively racist (throwing in the "classifications" of "brown" and "white" everywhere). Additionally, the teachers lack the necessary skills to teach higher level courses, such as AP Biology and AP Chemistry; I highly doubt that some of them even received their master's degree. Also, the counselors do not encourage students applying to Ivy League colleges and instead think that after shelling out half a million dollars in Lake Highland tuition that the student should instead attend a state college.

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June 23, 2011
I will be a senior next year at LHPS. I have attented LHPS since Pre-k. I have learned so much throughout my years at Lake Highland. I can't imagine going to another school. I love my friends and the teachers. I feel like i am extremly prepared for college.

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May 01, 2011
If you love your child, you will not send him/her here. It is a very cliquish school and the kids are bullied here. The teachers are okay if they like your child. You can pay for your child to go here, but when it is time to graduate, you will not get any support including letters of recommendation. The school has one set of rules for athletes and one set for other kids. The kids end up with a very low self esteem.

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April 30, 2011
We have been changing from another private school to LHP. My daughter started at Lake Highland Middle School. We did change because we could no longer justified the money we pay - we were looking for a school that is proud to be associated with strong values and morals, a school where the teachers integrity in granting grades are not influenced by parents,a school with high academic standards, a school that provide a disciplined but balanced learning environment, a school where teacher turnover is very low. Added to this a great organized establishment with effective communication channels between school and parents - Thank you Lake Highland that you provide all this.

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March 23, 2011
This is a top notch school. My son has been here 3 years now and each year he pulls further ahead than what he was learning in public school. At his old school he transferred from K to 1st from an "A" school in Winter Park, as the top reader in K. When he got to 1st grade in LHP he was behind and had to catch up on reading. He has learned respect, culture and is flourishing in the arts. This school in amazing and they don't give children A's who arent really A students like public schools where you can be a low performer and receive A's.

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November 15, 2010
If you are a minority do not send your child here. Academics are awesome but it is not a nuturing place for minority students.This school is very cliquish and not welcoming to other races....I am transfering my child ASAP!

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October 31, 2010
I'm a student at LHP, and have been for several years. The enviroment is very cliquish and socially militant- I'm transfering.

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September 29, 2010
I have two sons at Lake Highland. They each transferred in for 6th grade. They are in 9th and 11th grade now. Every year LHP has exceeded our expectations. I am very pleased with the academics and athletics, but the part that really impresses me about LHP is the balance they bring to developing the whole student. I have not found the school to be as snobby as I feared it might be. Most of the families we have met are well grounded in sensible values. I feel that LHP is doing a great job of preparing my kids to build the life they want to build.

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August 13, 2010
Absolutely top notch. After sending my son here for 3 years now, the gap between what the kids are learning in public and Lake Highland is huge. Each year my son propels farther and farther ahead in his work than his friends that are in public shcools. Kids are also taught respect and discipline which is also priceless. He also is being taught, piano, violin, guitar, and is exposed to so much in the arts. We love LH!

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January 04, 2010
My children gaduated from Lake Highland and were admitted to all seven colleges they applied to (including Ivy League schools.) They were very well-prepared by LHP teachers and received wonderful leadership training and classroom inspiration. There is no better school in Central Florida.

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November 11, 2009
Lake Highland Preparatory School is the best school I've been to in my life. Just give it a try and you'll be stuck there like me!!!

- submitted by a student

June 13, 2009
It is simply the best school in central Florida. It is the school that the other 'top' schools measure against.

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January 08, 2009
My child attends Lake Highland, she came from public school, very bright, outgoing and athletic. Lake Highland lower school gave her no challenges over a Winter Park Public school(Brookshire) besides the elective arts classes. If it weren't for budget cuts in public, and my fears she would lose her experiences in the arts, I would send her back to public in Winter Park. As a parent, if you are involved and in a 'A' school, don't feel you are losing out by not sending to him to private. Also, if you send her/him to private and she/he is gifted think about private for Lower School and then Glenridge IB for Middle.

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December 10, 2008
I have two children at Lake Higland. They have been there for 3 years and absolutely love the school. They have great academic programs and arts and sport extra curriculum activities. We first started at pulic schools and the kids just did not get pushed that extra mile. Here the teachers are nurturing, kind and try to work with the parents. Yes there is plenty of work but also lots of fun. I highly recommend it.

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September 08, 2008
Go big red! lake highland is the best school in the state. I switched from mount dora middle school and i will never go back. I have not one complaint. My teachers are wonderful, and the atmosphere is filled the sophistication.

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2008
Lake highland is one the worst schools in central florida. I highly suggest public schools because lhp has diciplint problems.

- submitted by a student

April 23, 2008
Lake Highland is one of the finest preparatory schools in Orlando. Our child loves the structure and the commitment to academic excellence. We highly recommend the school.

- submitted by a parent
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April 20, 2008
Ughh! just a horrible atmosphere...I just swithced my daughter to WPHS and it is so much better....some of her other friends have switched too and there is no comparison! LHPS is not a good school!

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April 01, 2008
i love lake highland it is the best school. the teachers are great and the students are smart and friendly i have recently changed from another orlando school and i love going to lake highland

- submitted by a student
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March 18, 2008
My child went to Lake Highland for a few years and now she is in Florida public school. I actually determined her public school is better than Lake Highland. A good public school teacher can be careless which child is rich and famous and focus on education. The public school gifted program provides wonderful learning experience for my child. The money we saved from paying the name of Lake Highland gave us room to provide our child a lot more extra activities. We can see she is happier and more well rounded.

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February 20, 2008
The problem is being able to see the quality of education received for the high tuition paid. I've had difficulty locating benchmarking data for comparison to public schools. I think a substantial amount of money spent on buildings should be directed towards hiring the best instructors available and providing additional education programs. While my children love the school, they have never experienced attending public school. I think they receive a skewed view of society as well, believing everyone is wealthy. On the positive side, the campus is very safe and parent involvement is high. The teachers are very good and appear committed. But I experienced this in the public school system growing up. I am considering sending my children to public school unless I am able to determine they are inferior to LHPS.

- submitted by a parent
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November 30, 2007
The lower school is far from loving and nurturing as it says in it's mission statement. The leader of lower school administration is terrible and if you don't do it her way... then see ya later.

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October 16, 2007
I attend Lake Highland and while it is a bit cliquey, the school is small enough so that everyone knows everyone. But it is not too small. Everyone is welcoming, the teachers are great, and the friendships you form there will last forever. It is very academically challenging and offers great after school activities. There really is a sense of community and family here. It's a great school!

- submitted by a student

July 11, 2007
My child attended Lake Highland in the elementary lower school, for 5 years. It was very 'click' ish. If you don't do everything 'just so' the school will get rid of you. They don't foster creativity. They are purely academic. For the money they charge, you can hire a tutor for far less, and go to a free public school.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2007
Lake Highland is a fantastic school. I have learned so many thins there that will carry me through the rest of my life. The education is top notch and there are so many spectacular extra curricular activities. The faculty is great, from pre-k to 12th grade. I have loved every single teacher that I have had ever since when i started in kindergarten. Now going on my 11th year there, I am very thankful that I can go to such a great school. I have had a wonderful experience there and absolutly love it!

- submitted by a student

April 16, 2007
The lower school is far from loving and nurturing as it says in it's mission statement. The leaders of lower school administration including the guidance counselor are generally cold if you are not in their social circle. The academic programs are ok. The extracurricular activities are very strong. However, with most facilities getting run down and the high teacher-student ratio, this school needs to work on a lot of improvements before they can attract truly gifted students.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2007
This school is what you make of it. If you are into sports and performing arts...then you found the right place. Unless you have gone here your whole life it is difficult to come in and 'fit in'. Many cliques are already established. The middle school is a joke. I came from park maitland and I never was able to fit in here.

- submitted by a student

October 18, 2006
We are graduating our 2nd, and last child from pre-K to 12th this 2007. The journey at Lake Highland Prep has been full of challenging opportunities and growing experiences; socially, mentally and physically. The teaching staff is nurturing in the lower school, middle school requires them to take more responsibility yet they are there to guide students through. The high school offers so many great academic extracurricular activities such as debate, the science programs like Aspire and many leadership programs. 2 years of VOLLEYBALL State Champs, home of Girls' Soccer State Champs, and with a new Auditorium soon to be built, plenty of exceptional activity beyond classes.

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2006
This school is an amazing institution of fine learning. The class sizes are small and personal, providing an excellent education for every student. The extra-curricular activities are numerous. Overall, the school is one of the finest schools in Orlando.

- submitted by a student

August 28, 2005
Lake Highland is an amazing school and provides a focused and challenging education in a wonderfully nurturing environment

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2005
Lake Highland is my dream school.

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2005
Academics is of highest quality. Very strong stress on Math/science and writing. LHPS has a strong arts program including the performing arts, visual, etc. They offer sports, PE, swimming both as part of the curriculum and as extracurricular activities. Some examples are swimming, tennis, golf, team sports etc. Very high parent involvement

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May 24, 2004
LHPS has been a good school for my daughter. Thus far, she has attended grades PK4 and Kindergarten and I feel she has been able to gain exceptional knowledge, independence, and social skills during these two years.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Fantastic nurturing atmosphere in the elementary grades...along with the excellent counselors and teachers throughout the grades....makes this school the only choice in Orlando!

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
Best school in Orlando!

- submitted by a parent

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LHPS offers 25 Advanced Placement courses, allowing students the rigor and challenge of college level courses while in high school. In May 2013, 409 of our 9th-12th grade students took 981 AP exams. Eighty-four percent achieved passing scores of 3, 4, or 5 with 58% scoring 4 or 5. 90% of Lake Highland AP students received a passing score on at least one AP exam. Each year, more than 100 of our students earn the designation "AP Scholar."

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Lake Highland Preparatory School
901 N Highland Ave, Orlando, FL  32803
(407) 206-1900
Last modified Lake Highland Preparatory School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Lake Highland Preparatory School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 113 reviews. Top