A Pre-K2 to Grade 12 independent day school in Warrenton, Virginia

What makes you unique? That’s often a difficult question for young students to answer. At Highland, we give you all the tools, resources, opportunities, and support you’ll need to find out.

Read more about what sets Highland School – and its students – apart 

At Highland School, a Pre-K to Grade 12 independent school located in the heart of Warrenton, Virginia, that’s one of the questions that drives us every day. We work tirelessly to make sure that every student has every opportunity to find out what makes him or her unique in an academically challenging yet supportive environment. 

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School News All News
Lots of great new Summer Programs offered at Highland School for 2016! Camps focused on academics, athletics, arts, and enrichment for students from Pre-K2 to Grade 12.
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 7/1 to 7/13
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 6/1 to 6/9
Our Highland School community generated 413 unique gifts for a total of nearly $100,000 to earn the top gift from event organizers. Also, our May Madness winners helped increase participation in all divisions.
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 5/1/16 to 5/27/16
Charitable fund makes four grants totaling $30,000 to environmental organizations to mark the 46th anniversary of Earth Day
Upcoming Events All Events
  • August 2016
    • MonAug29 Faculty Work Day
    • TueAug30 Faculty Work Day
    • WedAug31 Faculty Work Day
    • WedAug31 Upper School Picnic 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • September 2016
    • ThuSep01 Faculty Work Day
    • ThuSep01 Middle School Social 3:00 PM
    • ThuSep01 Fifth Grade and New Upper School Family Orientation 4:30 PM
    • FriSep02 Faculty Work Day
    • FriSep02 Lower School Meet and Greet 10:00 AM
    • MonSep05 Labor Day
    • TueSep06 Extended Day Programs Begin
    • TueSep06 School Begins
    • MonSep12 Convocation 9:00 AM
Student Testimonial #2

"I was attracted to Highland's small class sizes, high-quality academics, and diverse opportunities for student growth – not only inside the classroom but far beyond as well."

Upper School Student

Student Testimonial #1

"I love the small class sizes at Highland. Everyone seems more closely connected than other schools I have attended."

Gabriella Saunders, Class of 2018

New Parent Testimonial #4

"Highland delivers exactly what they promise. They deliver the best education geared toward each individual student."

New Highland Parent

New Parent Testimonial #5

"The whole student is not complete without the arts. We would not be fulfilling our mission as a school if we didn't have a robust arts program that served the entire student."

Michael Hughes, Highland's Artistic Director

New Parent Testimonial #3

"Lots of schools say it, but Highland School means it – not only do they nurture the whole child, but they appreciate each child's individuality."

New Highland Parent

Hannah Smith '12, a current student at Brown University, reflects on how her experiences at Highland School helped prepare her for Brown University and beyond.
At Highland, our teachers love learning. In this new video, we hear from our teachers, a Highland parent, and Lower School Director Lise Hicklin on what sets Highland's Lower School apart.
Each year, Highland's Middle School students head to Camp Friendship in Palmyra for three days of active learning. In this video, the fifth graders lead the Toody Ta dance at the Thursday night campfire with the help of Latin teacher Celia Kelly
Highland student Georgia Scarborough '18 takes us inside the recent Sophomore Field Studies trip to the Northern Virginia 4-H Education Center in Front Royal, Virginia.
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