Highlands School

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  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools Memberships: Southern Association of Independent Schools, Alabama Association of Independent Schools.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1958

Student Body

Total Students317 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeHighlands School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 7 / May. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,650
Tuition Notes$15,650 for K - 8 $9,300 for 4K $12,840 for 6-weeks - 3K
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTrey Adams
Admissions AssociateHollie Woodis


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and FieldBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Golf Club, Junior United Nations Assembly, Scholars' Bowl, Student Council (Middle School)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
National Junior Honor Society, Socce

School Notes

  • Highlands School is Birmingham's progressive independent school with a commitment to preparing and motivating students to thrive and make positive differences in a constantly-changing, global world.
  • 6 weeks - 8th grade
  • Project based learning, Math in Focus, Differentiated Instruction, STEM/STEAM, Global Education
  • Middle School Advisory and Capstone programs
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  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-12 | 1762 students
    7.5 miles
    2204 Briarwood Way
    Birmingham, AL 35243
    7.5 PK-12
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    Grades: NS-12 | 357 students
    4.2 miles
    1500 Heritage Place Drive
    Birmingham, AL 35210
    4.2 NS-12
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    Alabama Waldorf School
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    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 143 students
    2.4 miles
    5901 Crestwood Blvd
    Birmingham, AL 35212
    2.4 NS-8
  • Birmingham
    Grades: PK-12 | 535 students
    3.4 miles
    118 55th Street N
    Birmingham, AL 35212
    3.4 PK-12
  • Birmingham
    St Francis Xavier School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 209 students
    2.3 miles
    2 Xavier Cir
    Birmingham, AL 35213
    2.3 K-8

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The average private school tuition in Birmingham, AL is $7,670 for elementary schools and $10,399 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Birmingham, AL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).