The New Highland School facility includes well equipped attractive classrooms, library, science laboratory, art studio and full gymnasium.
The heart and soul of the school, though, is more than the bricks and mortar.
Differences between schools are rooted in the philosophy of education and the relationship between those who teach and those who come to learn.
The Highland tradition of private education is dynamic, sensitive to the needs of the individual student, and realistic enough to prepare for the educational career challenges that lie ahead.
At Highland individual growth requires both intellectual and physical development.
Supervised athletics and play programs are an integral part of the curriculum.
There is a full indoor gymnasium and a lovely park and ball field directly accross the street, all of which are used under faculty supervision for physical education classes and recreation periods.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences

Student Body

Total Students
127 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
78%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Highland Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Appropriate dress)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Blue & gold School Newspaper, Chess Club (seasonal)

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, School Play

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramual soccer, Intramural Basketball

School Notes

  • The heart and soul of our school is more than the bricks and mortar. Differences between schools are rooted in the philosophy of education and the relationship between those who teach and those who come to learn.There is a choice between the public school system, with a few good schools but many political and budgetary problems, and a carefully chosen private school that has proven its ability to excite, motivate and challenge students to achieve their fullest potential. The Highland tradition of private education is dynamic, sensitive to the needs of the individual student, and realistic enough to prepare for the educational career challenges that lie ahead.
  • The Highland Elementary School curriculum stresses the development of fundamental knowledge and skills in Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science. Students gain sound study skills, good work habits and an appreciation of learning.The Highland Elementary School established in 1949 is chartered by the New York State Department of Education and licensed by the New York City Board of Health. A Highland education presents  abundant opportunities for enrichment. A strong program in art, music, and computer education  complements the basic curriculum.  Additionally, students work both individually and in groups in subjects such as American Government, Current events, Children’s literature, and  Creative writing. Highland Elementary School’s  Computer Laboratory encourages students to learn about and use this stimulating tool. The computer program challenges the intellect of advanced students while providing the remedial  assistance to those whose skills need improvement.
  • Highland creates a supportive environment in which its students thrive. Classes are purposefully kept small with an average of 15 students.  Highland’s outstanding instructors quickly learn each pupil’s strengths and weaknesses; where they excel and where they need help.The intimate  size also enables the Director and faculty to work together in each student’s interest – sharing ideas, solving common problems and developing individual learning strategies.
  • The Middle School, grades  five through eight, continues the emphasis on strengthening the basics and adds laboratory science and a foreign language. The Middle School is departmentalized since subject expertise becomes a priority as the student body matures.  At Highland, individual growth requires both intellectual and physical development. Supervised athletics and play programs are an integral part  of the curriculum. There is a full indoor gymnasium and a lovely park and ball field directly across the street all of which are used under faculty supervision for physical education classes and recreation periods.A wide range of extracurricular play and athletic activities are available at all grade levels. Through these, students learn to enjoy the interaction of team work and develop the sense of Highland pride that comes with achievement.  
  • To accommodate our parents, students can come to school as early as 7 am for supervised play before classes begin at 8:20 a.m.A special program is offered for children who need to remain at school until 6pm. Students enjoy a combination of recreational games, sports, and crafts instruction, supervised study and homework guidance.For those parents who must work during student vacations, Highland offers a special weekday activities program during holiday periods. There is a separate fee.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My child's previous religious school closed without any advanced notice and we were forced to search for an immediate placement. After looking at several other schools, we chose Highland and we couldn't be more pleased. The staff is welcoming, as are the children. My child was immediately accepted and felt part of the experience. The school offers many academic opportunities and also many great activities. It is a well rounded program, one where my child is happy to learn and grow. Though the school is non sectarian, and doesn't offer any religious education, I feel my daughter is gaining knowledge in so many other areas. I can always supplement the academics with outside religious activities. Highland was a great choice for me. I only wish we found the school earlier in my daughter's educational journey.
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5  
After being in many other school settings, I can say that Highland is a great fit for our family. Our kids are happy and making friends, they are learning and growing academically, while also enjoying gym, music, art, etc. The teachers and administrators are very experienced and professional. And it is much less expensive than other private schools our kids have attended. I would very highly recommend Highland.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 127 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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