The Highlands School is a Pre-K3 through 12th grade Catholic college preparatory school offering gender specific education on a co-ed campus (4-12th grade). Our smaller school environment affords students a higher teacher to student ratio, more opportunities to participate in extracurricular and sports activities, and creates a marvelous family atmosphere that fosters the flourishing of the individual.
Our school is best known for its strong academics and the full development of all aspects of the person. This is fruit of our four-tiered Integral Formation® methodology which focuses on the intellectual, spiritual, character, and apostolic development of each student. Highlighting this is the recognition we have received being named to the National Catholic High School Honor Roll every year since 2004.
We believe that the spiritual life and character development are essential for the development of children. The Highlands has a staff of 10 full time religious men and women whose focus is the personalized character and spiritual development of each student. We have a clear and enthusiastic Catholic identity, yet lived in a way that families from other faiths feel at home. We incorporate the truth about who God is and how we should relate to Him and to each other into the daily lived experience at school.
With this academic, character, spiritual and apostolic formation, and building on the foundations laid at home, Highlands School students are given what is necessary to be strong leaders who value virtue and service to others, being true lights in our world.
The mission of The Highlands School is the formation of Christian leaders who will transform society.
In our gender separate environments on a co-ed campus, we follow the Integral Formation® educational philosophy of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi, which strives to develop the spiritual, intellectual, human, and apostolic dimensions of the whole person. Integral Formation® is a comprehensive method and practice of teaching for developing authentic Catholic leaders in schools worldwide. Based on the Christian view of the person, it focuses on the complete development of all dimensions of the person: intellectual, human, spiritual, and apostolic.
We challenge our students to identify and use their gifts in service to others. Recognizing the parent as the primary educator of the child, our mission embraces the entire family. We provide a safe, moral, and spiritual environment which leads to positive peer groups and joyful, caring, confident students.
It is summed up in the motto of our mission: To Teach, To Educate, To Form. To Teach: informing the mind, transmitting knowledge To Educate: cultivating the heart to love authentic values and a sense of what is good, just, and beautiful To Form: forging the will and shaping character in virtue as a basis for integrity
● Named to the National Catholic High School Honor Roll every year since 2004.
● 5-10% of seniors earn National Merit recognition.
● Part of an international network of Catholic schools of the Regnum Christi Movement with over 100 schools and 66,500 students world-wide.
● Single gender education (4th – 12th) on a co-ed campus.
● Formation department providing 1:1 advising to every middle school and high school student.
● Students dedicate 20 hours per year in service.
● 2:3 ratio of student leadership opportunities available in high school
● Varsity athletic teams consistently place in playoffs
● Over a dozen state titles held in various athletic sports
● Participation in DPL and TAPPS athletic leagues
● Over 20 clubs and organizations available
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- Art History
- Environmental Science
- Government and Politics
- Human Geography
- Music Theory
- Studio Art
- US History
- World History
- Foreign Language
- Honor Society
- Peer Leadership
- Student Goverment
- Vocal Performance
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- Swimming & Diving
- Track & Field
Texas A&M, SMU, Benedictine, Notre Dame,University of Dallas, TCU, Baylor
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School Host Family: $10,000/Year
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