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PK-12
Private
Irving, TX
Students enrolled: 440
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1451 E Northgate Dr
Irving, TX 75062

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(972) 554-1980
(972) 721-1691
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March 04, 2015
My daughter has excelled in every way at The Highlands School. Not only is she receiving a top-notch college preparatory education, but she has excellent opportunities to grow in other ways, including athletics, theater, choir and student leadership. She is supported in her spiritual formation and with service opportunities. The atmosphere of the school is loving and caring, with many wonderful families, and my daughter is very happy. We are very blessed to be at The Highlands School and willingly make the 25-mile drive to bring her there.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2015
We have been at The Highlands School for 9 years. We currently have 2 children at the school, with our oldest graduating from there last year. We have been through every grade from Pre-k thru 12th grade. What a blessing this school has been for our family! THS has a strong Catholic identity, with Priests and Consecrated women working directly with our children everyday! The character formation and values that our college bound student received has been invaluable with the experiences and friendships she has formed in college. What a great foundation to fall back on! Class sizes are small, academics are strong and students can be in any sport (sometimes multiple sports) that they choose! I highly recommend checking out The Highlands School!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2015
My 5th grader just started at The Highlands in the fall. We looked at 4 Catholic schools in Dallas area and ultimately chose The Highlands because they offer 1) a robust 3 season school-sponsored sports program (DPL league) 2) same gender classes starting in 4th grade up through HS (no other co-Ed school in Dallas area offers this!) 3) it's PK - 12 so we don't need to change school and 4) the formation is incredible and true, not staged. No matter how much research you do on schools, checking reviews, conferring with friends/neighbors... You never really know how you're going to like the school until you're there. I am so pleased with The Highlands and feel lucky that we are there. We drive 25 minutes from Dallas to get there and it's worth it.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2014
Our family came to the Highlands almost 9 years ago and our hearts have been engaged ever since. First and foremost is the formation that our whole family has received by being a part of the community not only from the on staff priests and consecrated women but via each staff person to family to individual. We have seen the school maintain a steady overall underlying virtue of charity and truth while offering formation not only for the students but for the whole entire family.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2014
PreK3 last year, starting education with the right foot, the best decision as parents we could had made, our daughther is growing in both areas, academicaly and growing in the love of God. The THS is like a big family and we are happy to be part of it.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2014
My daughter has been attending the school for past 5 years now, and we have had an excellent experience with the school. Not only are they imparting a leading edge education to our daughter, but are also instilling the life values in her to make her an excellent human being. They have high quality educators at every level to guide and mould the young minds into independent thinkers and high achievers.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
We are parents of a 4th grade boy and a 2nd grade girl. We love everything about the school. Fee quite low compared to some of the highly reputed schools in Dallas area resulting in high student to teacher ratio. However, the school still manages to train children with good values and education, thanks to the wonderful community spirit amongst parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2013
We have been at The Highlands School for the past 7 years. I am continually impressed with the academics of the school and the compassion and knowledge of their Religious support staff. The principal is passionate about education and the team at THS carries the schools mission of 'always higher'. I could not of found a better school for my children and my family.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
This is our second year at THS. I am very impressed with the rigorous academics and commitment to Catholic values. The average class size is 16 to 18 but our son has 12 in his class this year. The individual attention given by his teacher is amazing. She knows each child's learning preference and works hard to help each child succeed. Our first grader is reading at a third grade level thanks to the excellent foundation in phonics provided by his Kindergarten teacher. They read in small groups of 4 to 5 with a teacher. The top readers can practice material above grade level while other students get on grade level reading every day. Math in the lower school is by the Saxon method. In addition to nightly fact sheets, there is a worksheet covering math theory and concepts. Handwriting is taught in the younger grades and helps provide a good foundation for life. I am so impressed by the school's commitment to the building blocks of education. Phonics, math facts and handwriting are mastered by first grade so each year builds so such a wonderful foundation. My son is also taught compassion, respect and love for others. THS is a blessing for my son!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
We have been at THS for 6 years. My son's Moral, Academically and Spiritual Formation are the best; As a Catholic School is one of the best in Texas. Thank you to all the Teachers, Priest, Consecrated, Staff and Employees for your dedication, time, effort you give to the school and the Families. God Bless you all.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
The Highlands is a near perfect fit for my two high school students. They have undergone a huge transformation in the last few years. Academics are strong and the students are more than ready for college. The formation is incredible and the teachers spend an immense amount of time with students who need help as well as students who are working through AP classes. The Highlands is different, special and worth a look.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
This is a dirty school in disrepair and though the tuition is outrageous, it is obvious most of the families pay little or no tuition. It's a no don't go to families of means.

- submitted by a community member
July 26, 2012
We have been at THS for the last two years. And I strongly recommend the school. It is the place where my children want to be. They really enjoy the environment, the espiritual support and moral values are fantastic. We are building as a family excellent men and women for the future.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
We have three children (7th, 3rd and entering PK3) at The Highlands, our experience at the school has been great. Our children love their school and admire their teachers. As parents we beleive they are being academicaly challenged but more importantly also receive great character and spiritual formation from PK on. The precence of Legionary priests and Consecrated Women is a tremendous example and inspiration for the children as well as resource for us as parents. Overall, we are very pleased with the school and recommend it highly.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
We have four children at The Highlands- soon to be five as of this year! Our children are genuinely excited to attend school every day! The Lower School is solid and challenging, the teachers competent and encouraging and available. I am continually impressed as I see the high school students set good role models for and behave kindly to the younger children. As parents, we are looking forward to- and expecting- a solid Middle School these next few years. The presence of the Legionary priests and Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi have been a blessing to our family in many many ways. Confession and daily Mass is a huge blessing. The academics are challenging and the formation solid.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
I am a seventh grade student at The Highlands School. I started in PreK3 many years ago! There is Confession all the time. I love going to Mass and Communion Service every day. I have really enjoyed all of my teachers. It is easy to stay after school and to ask for help with things I don't understand. I am so glad I am not in a public school. The Highlands School is a really wonderful place.

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2012
My children have been at THS for three years and they cannot wait to go to school everyday. The teachers are caring, well-educated, and genuinely care about the formation of the students. The spiritual formation is superb and the community is a wonderful loving family that reaches out with unparalleled generosity and support to all those within it. We are blessed to be a part of this wonderful community and our children's lives are clearly richer for it.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2012
It has the best environment for kids Pk to High School, Great Catholic education... we love it....

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
The Highlands School is a very good school. The children not only gt a great academic education but they learn to be leaders as well. the school teaches so much more than how to get an A ina class room. they teach and form the young minds to be great people and behave with confidence.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
A woman s intuition can go a long way, but when shopping for a school, wife and husband need to make an informed choice. My instincts about Highlands were quite positive and this impression was confirmed when my son had the chance to shadow at the school a few years ago. He simply said, Yeah, mom, I like it. The classes and teachers are good and the classmates are friendly, not phony. Ever since we ve been involved at Highlands and have seen our children grow and compete smartly in all endeavors. In short Highlands offered our kids a quality education and they ve responded! We give high marks to Highlands.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2012
The Highlands School community is unique. I've never been at a school that is so much like a family. The smaller size allows members of the community to get to know each other better. Parents know the teachers, students know the administrators and everyone is approachable. The small class sizes allow the students to really form a close knit group of friends that includes everyone. It is really a family!

- submitted by a community member
June 19, 2012
The Highlands School has been a beautiful school community! It truly is a family environment. Each person is welcomed and cared for no matter who they are: parent, teacher, student, staff member, visitor...each person has a place in this community. It is academically rigorous but also focuses on character development and, as it is a Catholic school, spiritual development. Each child is cared for, loved and respected. It is more than just a school: it's a lifestyle. I highly encourage you to check out the schools website: www.thehighlandsschool.org for more information!

- submitted by a teacher
June 18, 2012
I have been at the Highlands for a year and have been impressed by the dedication, commitment, and love that I see my colleges teach and work every day. I am thankful for being here and am proud to call myself a member of the Highlands team. The academic standard to which the students are held has always been good, but was raised this past year and there are more improvements marked for the start of the fall semester. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a teacher
June 17, 2012
My children have been attending THS for the past 4 years and couldn't be happier. The children are happy and well adjusted and the education and formation that they have received has been truly amazing. My daughter has been accepted to one of the Top 10 Universities and will start in the fall. THS has outstanding teachers, wonderful formation and top level sports. It's important to keep reviews in perspective. There are many reasons that make people post negative reviews. I am happy with everything here and most importantly, my children are in a place where they thrive and love coming to each day.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
The School means well but fails in many areas. School administrators and key positions have been a revolving door since we have been there for over 8 years. Teacher quality is very inconsistent and school rules seems to change each year. (Note prior post praising the Principal only 3 weeks 5/23 ago and now he is leaving.) Some years there is no PE other years sports are outright cancelled. The Legionary of Christ Priest are great, the sacrements and spiritual direction are always avaialble and the faith is strongly enriched by the priest, brothers and consercrated women, unfortunatley the school's incompetence at many acedemic and extra-curricular activities creates a warped imbalance of formation for our children and raises the question as to the overall leadership of the school. For several years we have supported the school but now see things getting worse , not better. We have multi children at the school and are now leaving the school. Our children's time is precious and we must be custodians of our finances. THS has failed us in the overall education of our children, there are multi-better Catholic/Christian choices elsewhere in the metoplex. A Parent.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2012
I could not agree more with the post earlier below. Run as fast as you can from here. Its been such a disappointment and we've been there for many years...We are not returning....Terrible leadership, financial disaster, and leadership vacuum. Someone wrote: I do not recommend this school. With every passing year it has gotten worse. We have been at the Highlands for 10 years and every year there is a change in Principal. They have no direction. The school talks allot about Formation, unfortunately majority of the teachers and admin staff have no idea how to lead by example. They focus on negative reinforcement and allow student and teacher verbal bulling. . It's shocking to think that this is a Catholic school. The enrollment numbers keep dropping which has meant elimination of certain arts and sports programs. The Highlands is not an academically strong and do not expect any help from teachers should you notice that your child is not doing well in a specific subject. Submitted by a parent

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
The Highlands School is a school sponsored by the Legion of Christ. My experience with the Legion of Christ has covered almost every area of the school: as a student for 14 years; as part of the administration and leadership team for 20 years and I have taught for just a few years. Recently, I am a parent. Why? I have seen great non legionary schools in my life but there is something that makes the difference for me to choose the Highlands for my kids: many years of experience on many areas and in different Legionary schools have shown me the great impact these schools have on its students. All their schools, including The Highlands, work hard to bring great academic curriculum, support and encourage the athletic formation of each student but above all and most importantly, at least for me, it is the Spiritual and Human formation. I am convinced the formation I received during those years at their schools have given me what it takes to be able to successfully lead my own business and even more importantly, to lead a strong marriage and family. I am not alone... I have classmates and friends who are now, great politicians, great businessmen, wonderful husbands and fathers

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2012
I have worked at The Highlands for several years and can not say enough about the quality of faculty and administration. Dr. von Weber, the principal, has put together a team of teachers that is as strong as any that you will find DFW, but it's more than just that just about the academics. Each of his teachers understand teaching to be their vocation, not just a job. As a result, you have an environment where the teachers will do whatever it takes to help the students learn and grow into strong Christian leaders and the students and parents trust that the school is always working in their best interest. If I had school-aged children this is where I'd want them to be. You will not find a more dedicated faculty and administration to partner with in the education of your children.

- submitted by a teacher
May 22, 2012
I am extremely pleased by the formation my children have had in the lower school. I have three children at The Highlands, and they are so happy to be attending. My sense is that they feel safe and supported by the learning environment. The teachers care about our kids and communicate with us clearly. The extra curricular activities--like homecoming week, field day, etc.--are always anticipated by my children with great enthusiasm. They are learning a quality curriculum in a very safe, wooded, and quiet environment. We are very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
I have had three of my five children attend and graduate from the Highlands School. It is the plan of my husband and myself for the other two to graduate from here as well. We love that the Highlands offers not only intellectual formation but that solid Catholic values are taught and lived out (by the faculty) at all times. The school holds itself to a high standard in both these areas. My children who have graduated continued to be actively involved in their faith. The seed planted at Highlands will bear enduring fruit (gospel of John).

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
The greatest thing about The Highlands School in my opinion is that it is a Catholic school where they actually believe in the teachings of the Catholic Church. At this school it is quite normal for everyone to be loyal to the Catholic tradition and loyal to the Holy Father.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
As a parent of two graduates from The Highlands who have since earned degrees from quality colleges and landed meaningful jobs, I have no doubt that the school's mission is genuine. These two boys have become young men who maintain their core beliefs and are fully engaged in modern society. Integral formation works! Hats off to the Highlands, its mission, and its teachers. p.s.- The new gym was a great addition to a beautiful campus!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2012
As a former student who spent eight years at the school i would like to say that though the lower school might be okay the middle and highschool environment are completely out of control. The School's constant changing of principles and directors makes it impossible for the school to have a firm grasp on discipline as well as education. It seemed to me that the schools main focus was to "brainwash" kids into becoming priests. Though some of the teachers had good intentions most of the time they would just have you read the book without going into detail over the material.

- submitted by a community member
March 04, 2012
My sons go to highlands. this is the best school so far they have gone to. our boys are very happy with the teachers. once they have gone, we found them morally and academically grown. we recommend this school to other parents

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
I have been teaching at The Highlands for seven years. There are two main reasons that I have stayed, and plan to stay, as long as possible. First is the community of families, colleagues, and administrators. We are not a perfect community (there is no such thing), but we are united by a substantial sacramental life and dedicated to authentic Catholic teaching. The families really care about the school and how their children are educated. The second reason is related to the first: it is the way we teach. As someone put it once, "At The Highlands, we're 'Old School.'" We have all the modern accoutrements that any school has, technology in the classroom, etc., but at the heart of it all is an understanding of the true purpose of education: the formation of the person through the intellect. The academics are rigorous, but the faculty is caring. We understand the formative role of the intellect in relation to the whole person. We do not imitate the vogue and vanguard notions of education as propagated by the public school system. My children go to school here, and I wouldn't have them go anywhere else.

- submitted by a teacher
January 09, 2012
WE LOVE THS! My child has been a student at The Highlands for many years. We love the school and the administration.

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2012
We have been parents at THS for nine years now. All four of our children have started their academic careers in PreK3 with wonderful teachers and aides. The Catholic formation of The Highlands and the community of parents and educators working together set this school apart from all others. We couldn't be happier with the classical curriculum and high academic standards taught at THS. The many priests and religious are such a strong, visible presence leading the school. Our children leave happily for school each day and return with knowledge, confidence and assurance of God's love for them- this speaks volumes to me.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2012
My family has been at The Highlands for eleven years, and both my children have had their entire education to date at THS. Their standardized test scores are above the 86th percentile; they have grown in their Catholic faith; their character has been nurtured and strengthened by the formation offered by the school. I have enjoyed the all-school Masses with the Bishop celebrating. The Catholic faith is lived here, with faculty, staff, students, and families helping and supporting each other through prayer. Faculty is excellent, especially this past year. A teacher won the American Chemical Society s teacher of the year award. AP scores higher than national average. The college counselors are FANTASTIC. A senior this year got a full scholarship to the University of Chicago! Soccer made state finals three times in the last four years, and girls volleyball making the finals this year for the first time! Choir has won state three times in a row. Debate and Model UN garner awards. We love The Highlands and want our children to graduate from a school that prepares them for college through a rigorous curriculum that includes a formation program that will help them throughout life.

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2012
I do not recommend this school. With every passing year it has gotten worse. We have been at the Highlands for 5 years and every year there is a change in Principal. They have no direction. The school talks allot about Formation, unfortunately majority of the teachers and admin staff have no idea how to lead by example. They focus on negative reinforcement and allow a certain amount of verbal bulling. There is a high number of spanish speaking families at this school. The parents themselves form clicks and their children follow the same example. It's shocking to think that this is a Catholic school. The enrollment numbers keep dropping which has meant elimination of certain arts and sports programs. The Highlands is not an academically strong and do not expect any help from teachers should you notice that your child is not doing well in a specific subject.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2011
My son has attended The Highlands for 4 years now and we have only had fantastic experiences. The small class sizes enable the teachers to be very hands on with the students and the students can get a great deal of attention. The teachers are wonderful to deal with and always have very open communication with the parents. All of the other families and students there are very warm and welcoming making the school feel connected as a family. My son loves going to school there and he will continue to attend for years to come.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2011
We are very pleased with this school. We have had children at the school for several years. The religious formation has always been in the area, but in the past couple of years the academics have improved signficantly with an influx on new teachers (many with advanced degrees) with a love of teaching. Each year the school is getting better and better.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2011
Stay Away from this school. The administration is the worst I have ever seen. We have been at the highlands for many years and in the last two years the school has gone down hill. The administration has no idea how to handle, educate, or discipline the kids in the upper grades. Our kids our bored and have no respect for their teachers. Only about 25% of all 8th graders continue into the high school and that number drops every year. We will not be attending the highlands next year due to the subpar administration and that is being nice.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2010
I originally reviewed this school as a new parent in May 2007. My conviction remains strong. The Highlands is an outstanding school. We couldn't be any happier with the academic, moral and character growth with our son, who is currently a junior. Father Alfonse Nazzaro was an integral part of the development of this school. His conviction, energy and fortitude was endless. We already miss him! John Borley is an outstanding leader as the executive director. The school is making strides with AP and dual credit classes. There are numerous outstanding teachers with stellar credentials. S.A.H.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2009
This will be our 4th year at The Highlands School! We couldn't be happier! We have 3 children at the school, one in lower school and 2 in middle school. The mission of the school is lived out by the administration, staff, teachers and parents. This school has strong academics but the real gem is the strong moral character and formation that our children receive that cannot be duplicated anywhere else. Another advantage is the small class-size. If you are looking for an outstanding Catholic education for your children, and a place where your children can be themselves and grow in their moral character, than please checkout The Highlands School.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
Highlands has reached a new level of excellence in every area of a student's academic or extra-curricular life. New leadership, funding, facilities, faculty, staff, and coaches are all creating an environment that allows fulfillment of the school's mission. There is mot another K- 12 Catholic school in Texas doing a better job than Highlands at the present time.

- submitted by a community member
November 01, 2008
It is a great school my daughter is in 7th grade there and has been there ever since 3rd grade! My son is in 2nd in a public school and I am putting him back in the Highlands because of the love and support I get there I get at The Highlands!

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2008
My children have been at THS for 6 years. I have seen alot of growth in leadership and the faculty over the years. We couldn't be happier! The formation my children receive have made them such strong individuals. We have a great family atmosphere at THS, the chilren, teachers, staff and administation all work together to make this the BEST school in the metroplex!

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2008
Our 3 children have been going to THS since they were in PreK which has been over 9 years. This school has provided a wonderful educational environment with a low student/teacher ratio and emphasis on critical thinking, self-reliance, spirituality/formation and self-confidence. Not to mention that almost every family we have had the pleasure to get to know, has had the same goals for their children as we have. Because of this, it's comforting to know that our children are receiving consistant messages in our home, at the school and from the parents of their friends which, as we all know, is a rare thing in today's world. The Administration, staff and teachers are wonderful especially the dynamic Fr. Alfonse who has BIG plans for the future of the school! We hope you will consider sending your children to THS!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2008
Aside from the strong academics and formation the Highlands offers a sense of community and more importantly a devotion demonstrated by the faculty to both the students and their families. One doesn't realize the tranquil and respectful atmosphere the campus maintains until you are somewhere else and experience what the majority of students in this country's schools are like. That is an unfortunate fact and it is not lost on me that my family is extremly lucky to be able to send our child to a private school; however my husband never attended a private school and after the Highlands he will never send any of our children to the public schools no matter what it takes to pay the tuition. I am pleased with the changes the school has undergone and I look forward to the future. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2008
I have been at the Highlands for several years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. We have beautiful families and students as well as dedicated and qualified faculty and staff members. As a student very aptly put it, 'the Highlands isn't just a school - it is a lifestyle.'

- submitted by a teacher
June 03, 2008
I have 2 children at The Highlands School. We could not be happier with the academic, social, and formation aspects of the school. After reading many of the reviews, it is true that there have been many changes in recent years....ALL for the BETTER. The tuition is reasonable, comparing costs to other private schools....I am looking forward to my 2 children progressing thu the lower school, and eventually, graduating from the Highlands School....HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2008
excellent place for children to be educated as well as learn moral values and the Catholic faith

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2007
Parents beware! this school is horrible. They treated by child horribly. They have a very high turnover of students, as well as, faculty. The after school program is a joke. They have no knowledge of appropriate child behavior. Everything a child does and says is always miscontrued as evil and dirty. The best thing I ever did was to remove my children from this potentially harmful environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
I would strongly not recommend this school. Some teachers do not care for their students education and/or safety. Administration does not listen to parent concerns/complaints. I will not be sending my children back to this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
If you want your child to be well rounded in academic, character, and spiritual, The Highlands School is where you want your child to be.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2006
The education given at this school is just amazing. My children are all young, from pre-k to grade 5 and each year here at The Highland School only gets better. Outstanding teachers and academics. Thats why I pay from them to go to private school!

- submitted by a staff
June 04, 2006
I recieved an excellent education when I atteded the highlands school. The teacher really care about the students and the other staff members are highly involed with every thing at the school. The sports program is always growing and getting better every year. I will send my future children there.

- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2006
My kids loved it on the other hand I must also admit administration is poor and teacher morale is low.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2006
After 5 yrs we have been very pleased with the school, especially the formation, academics, parent involvement, and overall feel of the school. There has quite a bit of change in leadership, but all for the good.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
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October 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
Good academic programs. Disappointing athletics.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2005
Wouldn't recommend for the larger family with children of differing abilities as the school's acceptance of some of their children but not the others can create a division as well as extreme inconvenience on the family as a whole. A good choice for the student who excels academically and desires a small school environment.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 07, 2005
Good school, Great catholic education.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
Great formation program. Good academics. Orthodox catholic. Programs growing.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
As with many schools, there are a few core families that are consistently involved with the school. Unfortunately, the school continuously asks these core families to do more and more. This may be a product of the fact that school enrollment has dropped significantly (down almost 9% from last year). It is unclear who is leading the school, the executive director or the director & directress of formation. In their typical unilateral way, changes were made regarding schedules that should have included at least one educator such as the principal. If you are looking for a school that communicates poorly and accepts mediocrity as the norm, this is the school for you.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
A very catholic school. Students trive in the love the teacher have for them. My kids love the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2005
The Highlands has a good lower school, but a very poor upper school. It has constant change in leadership and very limited resources. It's greatest assset is the families.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
This school has really big problems with the administration. Their goals are extremely vague and their lack of direction is portrayed in the loss of teachers and students on a steady basis.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
This school is the worst school that my child has ever attended. High tuition and poor facilities with an unintrested student body. The best thing they could do was to intergrate the boys and girls schools to at least try to generate a higher intrest from possible transfer and/or new students.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
After many promising improvements in academics and extracirricular activities over the last two years, progress has come to a screeching halt. In fact, all the progress made has been lost through administrations arbitrary decision to completely change class schedules (trying to cram 8 class periods plus formation into a single school day and limiting classes to 35 min. Legionaries have a single goal: recruit for the priesthood or for consecrated men & women. The best interest of the students doesn't even factor into decesions made by the administration. Teachers rank even less than students. Legionaries are as close to a cult as an organization can get and still keep its tax exemption status. After nine years with the school, we will not go back next year.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2004
Academics suffer because there's too much emphasis on religious education. They have a very high student and teacher turnover. 'Regnum Christi' families receive privileged care.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2004
For the money you pay for this school you just do not get what you pay for. The leadership is lacking so much and there is hardly any discipline or no accountability for the students who do break the rules. If you have money your in and they don't want to loose you but if your a good, solid family who can just pay tuition and not give any more to there many fund raisers than your ignored and your opinion does not matter. The formation that they strive for just does not happen either. The two teachers my children had were wonderful but they do have a lot of teacher turn over.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2004
Everything about The higlands school is awesome! From the challenging curriculum to very truly caring teachers, to a very smart and organized principal that has a geniune love for education and the students. We are all like a familly. We all know each other. No doubt about it - this school is hard, and may not be for everyone. Those that graduate from THS will have a foundation for life- and to entry into the best colleges and universities in the country.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2004
Our child has attended the highlands for three years. Preschool was fine, lower school and middle school a major disappointment. Most programs are run by parent volunteers, facilities are below par and tuition is high. Teacher turnover is high-some teachers stay only a year, others have left mid year-very disruptive to the students. Security is lax. Many entrances to the school are not locked. The catholic 'formation' at the school is aimed at convincing children as young as 5 to commit their life to the priesthood or as a servant of God.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2004
We have had 3 children at the Highlands for eight years. We have seen the school go through many changes over the years. We chose the school because of its strong academics and catholic formation. The school's current motto is 'Educating the Leaders of Tomorrow - Today'. The school is struggling with trying to be a 'college prep' shcool educating and developing leaders when it is run more like a 1950's catholic school where students are seen but not heard. The school is well suited for students who have no academic or discipline issues. The aministration is neither qualified nor capable of 'turning around' an at risk student. Discipline is not handled in a consistent manner. The Regnum Christi have little respect for the students. Academics have suffered greatly with teacher turn-over due to conflicts with the headmaster. A great deal of frustration is felt by both parents and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2004
I have been at The Highlands School for ten years now. Two of my three children have graduated from The Highlands and my youngest will graduate this May. The Highlands School has not only provided my children with the acedemics to go on to great Universities such as The University of Notre Dame and University of Dallas, But more importantly, it has provided them with the human and Spritual formation in which to perservere with integrity! What a joy to see your children live with the great respect for themselves and others. Children at The Highlands School receive more than a great education in Math, Science, and Literature, They learn to live their lives with integrity, leadership and great love for their faith! Imagine what these children will do in the future! The sky is the limit!! My family has truly been blessed to have found a school such as The Highlands.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2004
A very good school. New programs and activities are being added every year. The school is focused on continuous improvement. Drama Club, rugby team, girls softball and soccer teams are being formed and expanded. A great school for academics, athletics, and spiritual/character formation. The students are challenged to incorporate good morals, ethics, and values into their lives. So far, my wife and I have been very pleased with The Highlands School.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2003
The Greatest School that we have experienced. Wonderful Challenging Academics as well as Beautiful Catholic Formation for the Children. Love the Catholic Kids Net, Inc Kids for Jesus Program.

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September 09, 2003
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August 22, 2003
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The Highlands School
1451 E Northgate Dr, Irving, TX  75062
(972) 554-1980
Last modified The Highlands School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
The Highlands School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 84 reviews. Top