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
Recently, students from Highland and other area middle and high schools participated in a week-long service camp volunteering and learning about the mission of several local community agencies. The students completed a variety of projects and met with organization leaders.
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 11/1 to 11/29
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 10/1 to 10/28
Tour the Highland campus, meet our students and educators, and learn more about our Pre-Kindergarten 2 to Grade 12 programs at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016.
Butterflies are huge in Highland's Lower School! In September, first- and second-grade students visited Airlie to look for butterfly eggs and caterpillars.
The Class of 2017 recently headed to the Shenandoah Mountains for a few days of canoeing, hiking and class bonding. FauquierNOW joined them for insight into their experiential educational trip. Read the full article...
Upcoming Events All Events
  • December 2016
    • FriDec16 Pre-K-Grade 6 Winter Holiday Program - Noon Dismissal
    • MonDec19 Winter Break Begins
  • January 2017
    • MonJan02 Winter Break Ends
    • TueJan03 Classes Resume 8:00 AM
    • FriJan06 End of First Semester
    • FriJan13 All School Gathering 9:00 AM
    • MonJan16 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

Recently, fives students and one teacher delivered this year's round of 'This I Believe' speeches to classmates, faculty, and family in The Rice Theater.
Cecilia Zugel '17 worked with local videographer Levi Magyar to write, shoot, and edit this fun and insightful promotional video for 'Hidden Julles,' a locally owned restaurant in Warrenton.
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.
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