A Pre-K 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
Thanks to the generous support of the Highland community at last year's Highland Auction, we added two new buses to our transportation fleet this summer. While different, both buses are equipped to add capabilities for our students, teachers and coaches.
On the heels of Highland's VISAA D-II State Championship in Richmond, varsity soccer coach Reynolds Oare '00 received Virginia's Coach of the Year honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
On Saturday, November 14, 2015, Highland's boys varsity soccer team survived three close matches to advance to final and take first state title since 2010 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Highland Senior Reni Moshos signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday, November 11. An elite swimmer, Moshos committed to a scholarship to the University of North Carolina, one of the top swimming programs in the United States.
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 11/1 to 11/16
Student and faculty speakers presented this year's round of 'This I Believe' speeches in The Rice Theater on Monday, October 26, 2015.
Upcoming Events All Events
  • November 2015
    • MonNov30 Divisional Work Day - No Classes
  • December 2015
    • TueDec01 Classes Resume
    • ThuDec03 Upper School Winter Concert
    • WedDec09 Sixth Grade Play
    • ThuDec17 Pre-K to Grade 6 Winter Holiday Program - Noon Dismissal
    • FriDec18 Winter Break Begins
  • January 2016
    • SunJan03 Winter Break Ends
    • MonJan04 Classes Resume 8:00 AM
    • FriJan08 All School Gathering 9:00 AM
    • MonJan18 Martin Luther King Day - No Classes
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

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.
Highland sophomore Georgia Scarborough shows poise as young ambassador during early morning broadcast from Old Town Warrenton.
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