Highland School

Highland School is an independent day school for students from Pre-Kindergarten2 to Grade 12 located in Warrenton, Virginia.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1928

Student Body

Total Students526 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Highland School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
62%
Average Class Size11 students
Number of AP Courses15 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress code is casual and varies by division)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition for 2013-14 ranged from $4,245 (PK 3/4) to $22,670 (Grades 9-12). Merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid are available.
% on Financial Aid
40%
Average Financial Aid Grant$9,800
Admissions DirectorDonna Tomlinson
Admissions AssociateLaura McCauley

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.French, Host, Prefect

Club or Organization:
Ambassador, Honor Council, International, Key, Latin, Lit Mag, Robotics, Spanish, Yearbook

School Notes

  • Highland School is an independent day school for students from Pre-Kindergarten2 to Grade 12 located in Warrenton, Virginia. At Highland, we know that every child is unique. As a leader in private school education, our students get the tools and opportunities they need to discover themselves and the world around them in an academically challenging yet supportive and engaging environment.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • The Plains
    Grades: NS-12 | 316 students
    8.4 miles
    4439 Old Tavern Road
    The Plains, VA 20198
    (540) 253-7600
    8.4 NS-12
    316
  • Herndon
    Nysmith School for the Gifted
    Nysmith School for the Gifted Photo - 1:9 teacher/ student ratio allows teachers to help every child succeed. At The Nysmith School, students receive 45 minutes of hands-on science instruction every day.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 570 students
    24.3 miles
    13625 EDS Drive
    Herndon, VA 20171
    (703) 713-3332
    24.3 PK-8
    570
  • Leesburg
    Grades: NS-8 | 330 students
    24.8 miles
    20600 Red Cedar Drive
    Leesburg, VA 20175
    (703) 777-3841
    24.8 NS-8
    330
  • Marshall
    Grades: PK-12 | 227 students
    6.1 miles
    6428 Wilson Rd
    Marshall, VA 20115
    (540) 364-1929
    6.1 PK-12
    227
  • Oakton
    Flint Hill School
    Flint Hill School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 952 students
    27.6 miles
    3320 Jermantown Road
    Oakton, VA 22124
    (703) 584-2300
    27.6 PK-12
    952

School Reviews

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I love this school! My daughter graduated in 2013 and my son is currently a junior. Despite the varying social and economic statuses that exist, students treat each other with respect and there are no typical "cliques" like most schools have. There are no locks on the lockers and the students are treated like young adults. The administration, staff and teachers are there for the students, and the parents are very involved. I am pleased to say that my daughter gained leadership skills, study habits and the maturity she needed to reach her goal to attend a top national university.
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