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Each year, Highland's Founders Scholarships recognize Highland's best and brightest. Since its inception, Founders Scholarship recipients have gone on to some of the country's most selective colleges and universities. Alumni often return to campus to share their experiences with our current students.

Highland School offers students a demanding academic and co-curricular program that prepares them to thrive, lead, and serve in a diverse and dynamic world.  Beyond a significant commitment to financial aid, Highland also offers a number of merit scholarships to attract and retain students.  This year alone, Highland has committed over $3.5 million in financial and merit aid to students.

The Founders Scholarship is the most prestigious merit scholarship that Highland provides.  The Founders Award recognizes students of significant academic ability and great leadership potential.  While at Highland, these students have been Prefects, sports captains, play and musical leads, robotics captains, valedictorians, and salutatorians.  They then matriculated to prestigious colleges including Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and the Air Force Academy.  Today, they are aerospace engineers, authors, CEOs, doctors, and surgeons.  And, of course, some Founders Scholars are teachers, helping to shape the next generation of scholars and leaders.

To read the full article, which was originally published in the April edition of Middleburg Eccentric, please click here.

Check out the 2020 Virtual Paddleraiser video. This year, we're supporting the Faculty Fellowships that helped Highland School's teachers move so quickly and effectively to online learning. Inspired by our teachers and their commitment to our students? Make a gift at any level now at www.highlandauction.org. Thanks!
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Join us in the first-ever virtual auction benefiting Highland's faculty and students. This year's online auction runs from Wednesday, April 15 to Saturday, April 18, 2020. Learn more and bid online at www.highlandauction.org!

From Wednesday, April 15 through Saturday, April 18, 2020, the Highland School community will set sail and cast off on Seas the Day: Offshore Edition– Highland's "social distancing-friendly" all-online auction gala. You can bid on some fantastic items and experiences, support faculty fellowships, and support our teachers and students as we all navigate turbulent times together but apart.

You can "Browse Items" online, start your shopping list and plan your bidding online at www.highlandauction.org. Don't miss all the adventure! Your Online Bidder Ticket is FREE, but you have to register in advance to board our virtual ship. So don't delay – go to www.highlandauction.org right now! Register now to claim your FREE ticket for our Gift Card Treasure Chest raffle!

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!

Spend summer inspired at Highland School. New camps and lots of returning favorites are available for students from Pre-K to 12th Grade. Camps categories include academics, athletics, and enrichment and run from June 8 through August 28, 2020.

This summer's listings are now live! Check out the current listing at: 

http://www.highlandschool.org/summer

More camps will be added over the next couple weeks. Check back often and please send any questions to summerprograms@highlandschool.org.

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.

Join us on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 1:00 pm

Join us on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. in the Michael A. Hughes Center for the Arts for our Spring Open House. Intended for interested students and families from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade, our Open House is a great opportunity to meet our teachers and students, tour our campus, and learn more about what sets Highland School – and its students – apart.

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Come at 1:00 p.m. for the Open House and then stay for our Upper School musical 'Camelot' on Sunday afternoon in The Rice Theater. Click here to register for this event today!

Learn more about Highland's Lower School at this drop-in Open House event that starts in Chilton Commons.

Highland's Lower School Discovery Day is Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This drop-in event is a great opportunity for parents of students from Pre-Kindergarten 2 to 4th grade to visit our campus and meet our educators. We'll have fun activities for the kids as well as faculty and staff on hand to introduce you to our programs and facilities.

To register, please visit https://www.highlandschool.org/page.cfm?p=833

For more information, please contact Donna Tomlinson, Highland's Director of Admission and Tuition Assistance, at dtomlinson@highlandschool.org or call 540-878-2740.

Tour the Highland campus, meet our students and educators and learn more about our Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 1:30 pm in the Michael A. Hughes Center for the Arts.

Join us on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 1:30 pm

Join us on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 1:30 pm in the Michael A. Hughes Center for the Arts for our Fall Open House. Intended for interested students and families from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade, our Open House is a great opportunity to meet our teachers and students, tour our campus, and learn more about what sets Highland School – and its students – apart.


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Come at 1:30 pm for the Open House and then stay for our Upper School play 'Twentieth' on Sunday afternoon in The Rice Theater. Click here to register for this event today!

Give Local Piedmont is Tuesday, May 7, 2019. Increase the impact of your gift by helping us earn prizes and matching funds during this event.

Give Local Piedmont, starts at midnight on Tuesday, May 7. With more than $30,000 in prizes and $100,000 in matching funds, this local day of giving is a great opportunity to increase the impact of your gift to Highland School.

You can make your gift now at this link and GO HAWKS!

Join us on Saturday, April 13, 2019 for 'An Evening on Broadway' at the Highland Auction in the Upper School Gym. We'll have great silent auction items, a fun live auction, and dinner and dancing – all to benefit Highland School!

Join us on Saturday, April 13, 2019,  for our Highland Auction in the Upper School Gym. This year' we're honoring the 15th anniversary of the Highland Center for the Arts with "An Evening on Broadway' theme.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.highlandauction.org

Tour the Highland campus, meet our students and educators, and learn more about our Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Center for the Arts.

Join us on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00pm
Join us on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Highland Center for the Arts for our Spring Open House. Intended for interested students and families from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade, our Open House is a great opportunity to meet our teachers and students, tour our campus, and learn more about what sets Highland School – and its students – apart.

Register today
Come at 1:00pm for the Open House and then stay for our Upper School musical 'Oklahoma' on Sunday afternoon in The Rice Theater. Click here to register for this event today!

The clock is ticking and we have to earn the 25,000 Challenge for our students and teachers! If 75% of Highland parents make a gift or make a pledge by December 31, the school will earn a generous $25,000 gift from an anonymous Highland family.

The clock is ticking and we have to earn the 25,000 Challenge for our students and teachers! I hope you have heard that if 75% of Highland parents make a giftor make a pledgeby December 31, the school will earn a generous $25,000 gift from an anonymous Highland family.  This is a tremendous challenge we need to meet! 

I can report to you that parent participation has jumped to 52%, but we still need to add 23% more—or 80 families.Our faculty, staff and Trustees are already at 100% participation.  Now it is your time to shine!

Please join me in supporting Highland’s students right now!  Simply click on the “Make a Gift” or “Make a Pledge” button above.  Every gift OR pledge, of any amount, counts as participation.  That’s right. You can simply give a gift right now and be done, or make a pledge and then fulfill it any time before the end of our fiscal year in June.

 

On September 17, 2018, Highland's Board of Trustees approved a revised Mission Statement that continues our emphasis on service, character, and leadership.

On September 17, Highland's Board of Trustees approved a revised Mission Statement and new Inclusivity Statement. The changes to the Mission continue our emphasis on service, character, and leadership.

Highland School prepares students to thrive, lead and serve in a diverse and dynamic world, developing essential skills and character by challenging them with a demanding academic and co-curricular program.

To learn more, please visit 'Our Mission' on our website.

 

Join us for a community screening of 'Angst' in The Rice Theater. The film tells the stories of many kids and teens who discuss their anxiety and its impacts on their lives and relationships as well as how they've found solutions and hope.

On Thursday, October 25, 2018 at 7:00pm, Highland School will hold a special community screening of the documentary, Angst: Anxiety isn't cool but talking about it is to raise awareness around anxiety and open up a dialogue between families and experts. 

The event, which will take place in The Rice Theater in the Highland Center for the Arts, will feature a viewing of the 56-minute film, followed by an informative panel discussion including number of private counselors and psychologist from the Warrenton area. Learn more at https://angstmovie.com.

 

Congratulations to all the Highland students who earned AP Scholar status by placing well in the end-of-year national Advanced Placement tests.

Congratulations to Highland's AP Scholars for the 2017/2018 academic year. Our students excelled in the academically challenging college-level courses and end-of-year Advanced Placement exams administered by The College Board. Here's Highland School by the numbers:

AP Scholars: 15
AP Scholars with Honors: 8
AP Scholars with Distinction: 13
National AP Scholars: 2

Special congratulations to Alex Iasso '18 and Cameron Smith '18, who earned National AP Scholars status. Alex will be a freshman at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Cam will be a freshman at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall. GO HAWKS!

Interested in joining Highland School for the 2018/2019 academic year? Seats are still available in some grade levels for the Fall semester.
Limited seats are still available in some grades for the 2018/2019 academic year. Interested in learning more about bringing your students from Pre-K2 to Grade 12 to Highland School this fall? Please call Donna Tomlinson, Director of Admission and Indexed Tuition, at 540-878-2740 or email to dtomlinson@highlandschool.org.
Give Local Piedmont is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Help Highland reach the top of the leaderboard! Your gift during the event will help us earn matching funds and prizes!

Give Local Piedmont, which started at midnight on Tuesday, May 1, is underway. With more than $30,000 in prizes and $100,000 in matching funds, this is a great opportunity to leverage your gift to Highland School. 

Help us reach the top of the leaderboard in total gifts (every gift of $10 or more counts) and total dollars raised.
You can make your gift now at https://bit.ly/2qy387Z and watch the leaderboard throughout the day at https://bit.ly/2qrLGD0. GO HAWKS!

Join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018 for our 90th Anniversary Gala Auction in the Upper School Gym. We're going to party like it's 1928 as we come together to celebrate 90 years of Highland School!

Join us on Saturday, April 14, 2018 for our 90th Anniversary Gala Auction in the Upper School Gym. We're going to party like it's 1928 as we come together to celebrate 90 years of Highland School!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.highlandauction.org

Tour the Highland campus, meet our students and educators, and learn more about our Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00pm in the Center for the Arts.

Join us on Sunday, March 11 at 1:00pm
Join us on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00pm in the Highland Center for the Arts for our Fall Open House. Intended for interested students and families from Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade, our Open House is a great opportunity to meet our teachers and students, tour our campus, and learn more about what sets Highland School – and its students – apart.

Register today
Come at 1:00pm for the Open House and then stay for our Upper School musical 'Sweeney Todd' on Sunday afternoon in The Rice Theater. Click here to register for this event today!

On January 20, Abbey Wills '18 earned 2017 TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year honors at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala held in Philadelphia, PA.


In January, Highland senior Abbey Wills '18 earned United States Youth Soccer (US Youth Soccer) TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award. Abbey was recognized as the East Region's award winner before being selected for the national prize at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala held on January 20 in Philadelphia.

"When I found out that I was selected for this honor I was really surprised," Abbey said. "There are so many great volunteers in the whole organization that are integral to the program."  

Abbey has been involved in TOPSoccer through Virginia Soccer Association (VSA) for the past five years. She is a Nationally Certified TOPSoccer coach, is an active fundraiser for the organization, and is involved with service organizations around Highland. She even got all her teammates on the varsity soccer team to volunteer with TOPSoccer as well!

To top it all off, Abbey is a fantastic student and athlete. Her GPA is 4.5 (she's currently ranked #2 in her class). She's earned national medals in English, Latin, Spanish and Etymology. She is also captain of the girls varsity tennis team.

"It is an honor to have been selected but I am also proud of every volunteer we have in our program," she stated. "TOPSoccer would not be possible without all our combined efforts."

Here is a gallery of images of Abbey receiving her award at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala held January 20, 2018 at the Philadelphia Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Interested in learning more about TOPSoccer? Check out this great video from US Youth Soccer. Congratulations Abbey!

Nick Ruddle '22 to represent Highland School at All-District Band in Winchester on Saturday, February 3 at Millwood High School at 3:00 p.m.
Congratulations to Highland 8th grader Nick Ruddle '22 who was recently selected for the All-District Band. Nick will be the first student to represent Highland in the district, which covers six counties and the City of Winchester.

Nick earned third chair out of 14 trumpet players selected for the band. He's been playing for two and a half years and studies with Mr. David Detwiler, principle trumpet for the National Symphony Orchestra and retired U.S. Army Band trumpeter.

"Nick performs with the Highland Brass Quartet and will be playing with the pit orchestra in this year's upcoming production of Sweeney Todd," said Mike Hughes, Highland's Artistic Director. "He is an outstanding trumpet player, playing at a level far beyond his years."

The All-District Band concert will be held on Saturday, February 3 at 3:00m p.m. at Millwood High School in Winchester. WAY TO GO, NICK!
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