Special Events


Throughout the academic year, Highland School hosts several special events. These events, run by dedicated volunteers and staff, help to bring our community together while raising funds and awareness for a range of programs and activities.
Here's a brief summary of the most prominent events held each year including our annual Golf Tournament, the Highland Auction, and Grandparents Day.

Highland Classic Golf Tournament
Friday, October 28, 2022

Each year, Highland School hosts a golf tournament for members of the Highland community and their guests. Players group together in teams of four and then work together to try and post their best score over the 18 hole event. Special prizes are offered throughout the round for the team that gets closest to the pin or that hits the longest drive. Food and beverages are provided throughout the morning and then players gather for an awards ceremony after the round. Putting contests, prizes and raffles are also part of the day's events.

Foursomes and sponsorships for the event are now available. For more information, please contact Briar Leake, Director of Special Events, at or call 540-878-2794.

The Highland Auction
Saturday, April 22, 2023 

Our biggest fundraising event of the year is our annual Highland Auction. For the 2022/2023 academic year, this event will be a festive and fun evening in support of our school and our children, with underwriting sponsorships and generous donations – small and large – given by Highland families, staff, faculty, friends, and the business community!

The importance of this event is indisputable, as it provides invaluable financial support for all aspects of our children's education, from faculty compensation to curriculum development, faculty training and fellowships, infrastructure maintenance and growth, technology initiatives, student scholarships, and financial aid, and more.  Its success is truly dependent upon the support of our community of families and friends, including the always-essential donations and underwriting sponsorships, but also extending to volunteering to help with event preparations, and, in true Hawk spirit – by attending this wonderful affair!

To learn more, please visit For information on getting involved in this year's Highland Auction, contact Briar Leake, Director of Special Events, at or call 540-878-2794.

Grandparents Day
Friday, April 7, 2023

Each Spring, we invite the grandparents and families of Highland students to campus for a fun and inspiring morning event. Grandparents and families gather in the Upper School gym for a light breakfast and then our Lower and Middle School students and teachers take over. Students love to show off their school to their extended families and are proud to entertain them with songs and performances that highlight some of the things they've been working on throughout the year.

Afterward, grandparents and family members are invited to visit their student's classrooms and meet their teachers and friends. It's always great to see the power of home and school, two of the most important elements in a child’s life, working together, is what makes great things possible for our students.

To learn more about Grandparents Day, please contact Briar Leake, Director of Special Events, at or call 540-878-2794.


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