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
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.
Registration for Highland's newly expanded academic, athletics, and enrichment summer programs is open now. Sign up by March 15 and save!
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 2/1 to 2/9
With big wins over strong non-conference opponents, Highland's girls varsity basketball team is poised for a run through Delaney Athletic Conference play, which starts in earnest in February. Check out this great article on Fauquier.com.
Members of the Kardelen Turkish Dance Ensemble brought the traditions and culture of Turkey to the Highland Center for the Arts
As keynote speaker, Christian Simpson, J.D. shared his thoughts on leadership and experiences as a successful college athlete and executive coach with the federal government.
Upcoming Events All Events
  • February 2016
    • MonFeb15 Presidents Day - No Classes
  • March 2016
    • FriMar04 Upper School Musical - Brigadoon
    • SatMar05 Upper School Musical - Brigadoon
    • SunMar06 Pre-K to Grade 12 Open House 1:00 PM
    • SunMar06 Upper School Musical - Brigadoon 3:30 PM
    • FriMar11 Upper School Musical - Brigadoon
    • SatMar12 Upper School Musical - Brigadoon
    • FriMar18 Spring Break Begins
    • MonMar28 Faculty Work Day - No Classes
    • TueMar29 Divisional Work Day - No Classes
    • TueMar29 Spring Break Ends
    • WedMar30 Classes Resume
  • April 2016
    • SatApr02 Father/Daughter Dance
    • FriApr08 Parent - Teacher Conferences for Lower School Only
    • SatApr09 Highland Auction
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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