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Highlands School Photo #1 - Visit www.60moreyears.highlandsschool.org for a glimpse into the NEXT 60 years of progressive, student-centered learning!
Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Southern Association of Independent Schools Memberships: Southern Association of Independent Schools, Alabama Association of Independent Schools.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,650
  • Acceptance rate: 88%
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 7 / May. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Highlands School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
317 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Highlands School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
31 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 7 / May. 31
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$15,650 for K - 8 $9,300 for 4K $12,840 for 6-weeks - 3K
Acceptance Rate
88%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Trey Adams
Admissions Associate
Hollie Woodis

Sports

Total Sports Offered
4 sports

Extracurriculars

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, Soccer

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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Highlands School cost?

Highlands School's tuition is approximately $15,650 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of Highlands School?

The acceptance rate of Highlands School is 88%, which is lower than the national average of 90%.

What sports does Highlands School offer?

Highlands School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer and Track and Field.

What is Highlands School's ranking?

Highlands School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Alabama for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Highlands School?

The application deadline for Highlands School is Dec. 7 / May. 31.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked AL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 317 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,650
  • Acceptance rate: 88%
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 7 / May. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Birmingham, AL is $9,020 for elementary schools and $9,656 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Birmingham, AL is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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