Lake Highland Preparatory School

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Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #1 - Help us spread the word and share! Middle School is having its fall visitation day on November 13 at 9:30 a.m. It's a great opportunity for families of rising 7th and 8th graders to get a tour of the Charles Clayton Campus and see all of the innovative and incredible things happening at the Middle School campus. Please reserve your spot at www.lhps.org/msvd
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Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #1 - Help us spread the word and share! Middle School is having its fall visitation day on November 13 at 9:30 a.m. It's a great opportunity for families of rising 7th and 8th graders to get a tour of the Charles Clayton Campus and see all of the innovative and incredible things happening at the Middle School campus. Please reserve your spot at www.lhps.org/msvd
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #2 - The Kind Library and the Carmany Family Innovation Hub for Robotics, Engineering, and Design, located within the Porter Family Center for Innovation and Academics.
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #3 - Lake Highland Preparatory School is a mission-driven school dedicated to cultivating leaders with intellect and character. LHPS serves students from Pre-K through 12th grade.
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #4 - Student collaboration spaces within the Porter Family Center for Innovation and Academics.
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #5 - Interactive and hands-on learning are at the core of our strong academic curriculum
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #6 - Utilizing cutting-edge technology, Highlanders prepare for success in the 21st century
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #7 - Design-thinking, coding, and robotics begin in pre-kindergarten and are integrated into Lake Highland's STEM curriculum at every grade level
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #8 - Highlanders compete on 57 teams in 17 sports and have achieved more than 95 individual and team state championships in the school's history.
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #9 - Lake Highland Prep offers 40+ classes and programs in visual, digital, and performing arts.
Lake Highland Preparatory School Photo #10 - Highlanders matriculate to top colleges and universities in the US and abroad, receiving more than $14 million in college scholarships.
LHP has been recognized as the best college prep private high school in the Orlando area by Niche.com.
It is also among the top 3% of best high schools for STEM in America, the top 6% of best private K-12 schools in America, and the top 4% of best college prep private high schools in America.
The school offers 33 Advanced Placement courses, providing students with the opportunity to experience college-level courses while still in high school.
The graduating class of 2023 consisted of 193 students, who received scholarships worth over $12.9 million and 992 acceptance offers to 245 different colleges and universities.
They also contributed over 36,580 hours of community service during their high school careers.
Additionally, the class of 2023 included 18 National Merit Finalists and 15 National Merit Commended Scholars.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 2,060 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

Lake Highland Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded
1970
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
2,060 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
36%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Lake Highland Preparatory School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
158 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
17 students
Number of AP Courses
33 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1320
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
2023-2024 Tuition Prekindergarten $17,900 Kindergarten $18,700 Grades 1-5 $22,100 Grade 6 $25,400 Grades 7-8 $25,250 Grades 9-12 $27,900
Summer Program Cost Notes
Please visit www.highlandersummer.org for summer camp programs and costs.
Admissions Director
Lori Moore

Sports

School Notes

  • From prekindergarten through 12th grade, Highlanders receive an unparalleled education with long-lasting life lessons rooted in integrity, grit, and grace. Established in 1970, the school`s strong educational tradition focuses on developing young scholars with empathy for others, pride in our country, curiosity to innovate, confidence to lead, and perseverance to conquer life`s challenges.
  • Discover more about Lake Highland by visiting www.lhps.org.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Brice Sensabaugh '22 - Drafted to the NBA's Ohio Jazz in June 2023
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are famous alumni from Lake Highland Preparatory School?
Lake Highland Preparatory School famous alumni include: Brice Sensabaugh '22.
Does Lake Highland Preparatory School offer a summer program?
Yes, Lake Highland Preparatory School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Lake Highland Preparatory School offer?
Lake Highland Preparatory School offers 18 interscholastic sports: Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Lake Highland Preparatory School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.
What is Lake Highland Preparatory School's ranking?
Lake Highland Preparatory School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Highest average SAT score, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Lake Highland Preparatory School?
The application deadline for Lake Highland Preparatory School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My daughter is now in 6th grade and going into her 2nd year at Lake Highland. Having been in private schools since preschool, nothing can compare to our outstanding experience at LHP. From the incredible facilities to the supremely talented faculty, my daughter is inspired daily to be a lifelong learner and is already planning for which 4-year university she wants to attend! She began mentoring younger students last year and is encouraged to take on leadership roles whenever possible. The school creates opportunities for students to learn and lead so they can be well-equipped to take these skills out into the world as adults. I see the results of enrolling my child at LHP and it's absolutely amazing to watch her growth in just one year!! No other school has been able to accomplish this. And I can say this as someone who has worked in education for over 20+ years. Lake Highland is where it's at! A++ for the school of innovation and opportunity!! Go Highlanders!
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5  
I am a present student at Lake Highland and I have to say that this school is one of the best in the country. Each student is given so many opportunities to unleash their potential and their College and Career Center is wonderful. It takes the nervousness out of the college selection process. I have met many people that will be my life long friends. In my opinion, the only problem is their use of millions, and I mean like ten million dollars, to build a house for the president or new gym "renovations" . The gym renovations consist of just a new front to the gym aswell as a smaller locker room with a few more showers. I was able to see how much money was spent just on the new President's house alone and it almost made me gag. That money could have been put toward having a set of textbooks in every classrooms which is a problem. Many reviews of this school will say that this school is full of a bunch of rich, snotty, white kids. This is true to an extent. There are those kids who think of themselves higher than everyone else but there will be those types of kids at any school you go to. Over all this is the best school I have attended.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 2,060 students
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Orlando, FL is $8,237 for elementary schools and $8,371 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Orlando, FL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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