We are a democratic boarding and day school.  Our daily social interactions provide the opportunity for individuals to learn.
Children learn through experience - through following their interests, coming to terms with boundaries, and understanding the consequences of their actions.
Our students develop confidence, independence, resourcefulness, self-motivation, and responsibility in a school community that values individual rights and the democratic process. Our students take advantage of our 500 acres of forests, fields, and streams, wireless Internet access, our library, gym, art, music, and other rooms.
Highland students are constantly active in pursuing what they are interested in: whether that is a particular academic subject, a skill they are developing, or talent they naturally have.
Our students have the space and time to really delve into their passions.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1981
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students
10 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Personal choice)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Listed tuition rate is for boarding students. Day student tuition is $2525. Please see website: thehighlandschool.org
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Noel McCutchan

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Actors Guild, Arts and Crafts, Conservation Club, Language Clubs, Music Club, Science Club, Social Committee, Travel Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Ski and Snowboard Club

School Notes

  • A wide variety of children do well at Highland. Children from many different cultures, family structures, and geographical locations enrich our democratic community. New students are voted in by the General School Meeting. Applying students must be twelve or under unless they have had prior experience at self directed learning. We treat school members as responsible partners in our daily life. We find that when children are expected to be responsible and are held accountable for their actions, they become responsible members of our community. We are not concerned about a child`s past diagnoses (ADHD, ODD, etc.) as we will assess the "fit" during the visiting week and first month of school. Our experience is that without the pressure of conforming to a pre-formulated, standardized curriculum, most children quickly adjust to the freedom and responsibility at Highland.
Profile last updated: 10/26/2021

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