The Mission of Highland School is to provide a demanding academic and co-curricular program that develops the skills and character essential for students to meet the challenges for college and leadership in the twenty-first century.
Highland provides students a variety of leadership opportunities in order to foster the values of service, community, respect for others, inclusiveness, and generosity of spirit. Opportunities to grow personally, as well as intellectually, are purposefully facilitated throughout all divisions of the school. Experiential education encourages students to learn about themselves, their school, and global communities through multiple-day field studies and direct service opportunities. Existing programs include Field Studies, Junior Internships, Senior Projects, and Service/Community Projects.
Highland provides opportunities for students to participate in theatre, music, and visual arts. Our facilities include the 355-seat Rice Theater, the 60-seat Lise Hicklin Black Box Theater, an Art Gallery, 2-D and 3-D art rooms, a music/film tech lab, music rooms and a theater shop. The Center for the Arts is home to the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the Warrenton Chorale, and the Amerian Children of SCORE.
Highland is a Division I member of the Delaney Athletic Conference. There are 20 Varsity, 4 Junior Varsity, and 19 Middle School teams. Our facilities include a synthetic turf field, two bermuda game fields, baseball and softball fields, two gymnasiums, weight and training rooms, and four tennis courts.
Highland's Learning Center supports the needs of students with diverse learning styles, providing an environment for all learning styles with the expectation that, with the proper support and guidance, all students can succeed academically. The Learning Center at each division is a resource for all students, teachers, and parents, and provides programs to enhance both individual and class performance in K - Grade 12.