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
In a recent interview on the Kojo Nnamdi Show, Dr. Ellen Stofan talks about her new role as the Director of the National Air and Space Museum.
This year's new summer programs offering are now online and ready for sign-ups. Check out all the great new camps and returning favorites!
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 3/1 to 3/2.
Tour the Highland campus, meet our students and educators and learn more about our Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 1:00 pm in the Michael A. Hughes Center for the Arts.
Highland athletic results and stories featured in the local news from 2/1 to 2/27.
Learn more about Highland's Lower School at this drop-in Open House event that starts in Chilton Commons.
Upcoming Events All Events
  • March 2020
    • MonMar30 Faculty Work Day - No Classes
    • TueMar31 Divisional Work Day - No Classes
  • April 2020
    • FriApr10 Grandparents Day 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • SatApr18 Highland Auction 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • May 2020
    • FriMay01 Kindergarten Class Play 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    • WedMay06 Middle School Play 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
    • ThuMay07 Middle School Play 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • FriMay08 Barbara Wilkes Field Day
    • SatMay09 Middle School Play 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • WedMay13 Pre-K to Grade 2 Field Day
    • MonMay25 Memorial Day
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."

Highland 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."

Highland Upper School student

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

This Fall, Monica Livingston addressed students as the keynote speaker for this year's Leadership Conference in The Rice Theater. Monica is a former professional football player for the DC Divas and an inspiring motivational speaker.
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.
Middle School is a unique time. Students are going through so many changes it can be hard to keep up. Challenges can come in the classroom, from peers, and from family. Our educational experts help our students make sense of what's happening while preparing them for the next steps in their academic journeys.
Recently, Dr. Ella (Miller) Mantiply '09 addressed our Winter All School Gathering in the Upper School gym. Dr. Mantiply, who recently earned a PhD in Physical Therapy, invited students to seize all the opportunities that Highland offers.
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