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At Highland, athletics is kind of a big deal. We’ve found that sports – both participatory and competitive – are a great way to bring out our Five C’s of critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration and leadership, and character beyond the confines of the classroom.

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  • Athletics Starts in Lower School

    Athletics start in the earliest grades with dedicated physical education classes multiple times per week. Lower School students work with our coaches on units covering team sports including soccer, lacrosse, basketball and indoor hockey and individual skills and fitness activities including jump rope, juggling, and running.
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  • Introduction to Team Sports in Middle School

    In Middle School, students are required to participate in three recreational or competitive sports per year. Options include volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, swimming, cross country running, baseball, golf, and tennis.
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  • Athletics is Part of the Upper School Culture

    In the Upper School, athletics take on a more prominent role in Highland’s social landscape. Widely known and respected as tough competitors, Highland athletes embrace the thrill of winning and the virtues of sportsmanship.
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  • Highland's Coaches are all Members of the Positive Coaching Alliance

    All of Highland's coaches are members of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit developing "Better Athletes, Better People" by working to provide all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. Learn more about the Positive Coaching Alliance at



Highland School is a co-ed independent Pre-K2 to Grade 12 day school located in Warrenton, Virginia.