The Highlands School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
1451 E Northgate Drive
Irving, TX 75062
Tel: (972)554-1980
  • The mission of The Highlands School is the formation of Christian leaders who will transform society. In our gender separate environments on a co-ed campus, we follow the Integral Formation educational philosophy of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, which strives to develop the spiritual, intellectual, human, and apostolic dimensions of the whole person. Integral Formation is a comprehensive method and practice of teaching for developing authentic Catholic leaders in schools worldwide.
  • Based on the Christian view of the person, it focuses on the complete development of all dimensions of the person: intellectual, human, spiritual, and apostolic.
  • We challenge our students to identify and use their gifts in service to others. Recognizing the parent as the primary educator of the child, our mission embraces the entire family. We provide a safe, moral, and spiritual environment which leads to positive peer groups and joyful, caring, confident students. It is summed up in the motto of our mission: To Teach, To Educate, To Form.
  • To Teach: informing the mind, transmitting knowledge To Educate: cultivating the heart to love authentic values and a sense of what is good, just, and beautiful To Form: forging the will and shaping character in virtue as a basis for integrity.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 464 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade The Highlands School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP History, AP Physics, AP Spanish, AP English, AP Latin, AP Political Science,
Average SAT score 1320
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes PreK 3 & PreK 4 $10.900 Grades K-5 $11,900 Grades 6-8 $12,500 Grades 9-12 $15,500
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $4,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Donna Woodard
Admissions Associate Kim Austin


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Boys Student Council, Challenge Girls Club, Choir, Classical Art Club, Conquest Club, Drama Club, Fall Play, Girls Student Council, Holy Week Missions, International Missions, Journalism, Mock Trial Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, National Latin Exam Honors, National Spanish Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Prom Committee, Spanish Honor Society, Spring Musical, Student Ambassadors, Theology Bowl, Yearbook Choir, Conquest Club, Drama Club, Fall Play, Journalism, Model UN, Pro-Life Club, Prom Committee, Spring Musical, Theology Bowl, Yearbook, Boys Student Council,
Challenge Girls Club,
Classical Art Club,
Girls Student Council,
Holy Week Missions,
International Missions,
Mock Trial Club,
National Honor Society,
National Latin Exam Honors,
National Spanish Honor Society,
Spanish Honor Society,
Student Ambassadors,

School Notes

  • The Highlands School is a Pre-K3 through 12th grade Catholic college preparatory school offering gender specific education on a co-ed campus (4-12th grade).  Our smaller school environment affords students a higher teacher to student ratio, more opportunities to participate in extracurricular and sports activities, and creates a marvelous family atmosphere that fosters the flourishing of the individual.
  • Our school is best known for its strong academics and the full development of all aspects of the person.  This is fruit of our four-tiered Integral Formation methodology which focuses on the intellectual, spiritual, character, and apostolic development of each student.  Highlighting this is the recognition we have received being named to the National Catholic High School Honor Roll every year since 2004. 
  • We believe that the spiritual life and character development are essential for the development of children.  The Highlands has a staff of 10 full time religious men and women whose focus is the personalized character and spiritual development of each student.  We have a clear and enthusiastic Catholic identity, yet lived in a way that families from other faiths feel at home.  We incorporate the truth about who God is and how we should relate to Him and to each other into the daily lived experience at school. 
  • With this academic, character, spiritual and apostolic formation, and building on the foundations laid at home, Highlands School students are given what is necessary to be strong leaders who value virtue and service to others, being true lights in our world.
  • At the Highlands, you can see the enthusiasm we have for our students. I encourage you to visit our campus and experience for yourself the passion of our people and excellence in education we provide. .  
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