Our Philosophy


As we celebrate more than 50 years of excellence in education, the traditions of “The Highlander Way” continue to be the common thread that runs through our curriculum and each day of teaching. Beginning with the 3 year-old class and continuing through 6th grade, students build a solid academic foundation and develop a strong moral compass. Recognizing that each student acquires skills in a variety of ways and at different rates, Highlander teachers use visual, auditory, and kinesthetic teaching styles to meet the unique learning modalities of students while maintaining high academic standards.

At the core of our academics is the Carden curriculum,  a proven teaching curriculum that combines strong academics and character development, which are essential elements of a whole-child education. Highlander School is dedicated to educating our students in an atmosphere that is warm, nurturing, and engaging. Providing a thorough and challenging curriculum, developing a sense of confidence, and giving students the tools necessary for success are the underlying principles upon which this curriculum is built. Creativity and personal expression in the arts complete this well-rounded experience.

Highlander School was founded on Christian values that are woven throughout the curriculum and daily morning devotionals. This faith-based environment nurtures students to be spiritually minded as they begin to define their own character, honor, and integrity. Our teachers focus on cultivating character through daily practice of respect, courtesy, and service to others.