The Highlands School is an independent, AIMS-accredited, K-12 program designed for students with dyslexia, ADHD, and language-based learning differences. Founded in 1996, The Highlands School was originally located in Street, Maryland. In 2007, we moved to our current state-of-the-art facility which is located on a beautiful 18-acre campus in Bel Air, Maryland that was once home to the Preakness-winning racehorse Deputed Testamony.

I invite you to spend some time exploring our website. I am confident that you will find Highlands to be a vibrant school community. During the school year, we have a full academic program which provides our students with a complete classroom experience as well as small group instruction. We also offer a homeschool extension program for homeschool students who need support in phonics, reading comprehension, and math. In addition to classroom and small group instruction, options for on-site tutoring is available. There are many opportunities for experiential learning including our Hands-On-Highlands Program that engages students in a multidisciplinary technical education. During the summer Highlands continues to bustle with our popular Mind Jump Summer Academic Program. Outside of the classroom students have the opportunity to become involved in activities such as our Musical, Chorus, Robotics, Science Projects, Pep Squad, Basketball team, Arts in the Afternoon, field trips, and much more!

At Highlands we challenge our students utilizing research-based teaching methods that work. Students receive individualized instruction and are taught using multiple modalities in a safe, caring, and supportive environment. Our goal is to unlock our students’ potential, thus giving them the confidence they need to pursue their dreams and passions. For nearly 25 years, our dedicated and talented faculty members have helped over 1,800 students by empowering them with the tools they needed for personal and academic success.

“Discover Yourself. Achieve Success. Inspire the World.” There is no better way to understand the “Highlands Way” than to experience it. Come join us for a visit to see what The Highlands School is all about!

Dr. Phil Piercy
Head of School

Our program is not well-suited for students who have a primary diagnosis of Autism, or an emotional/behavioral disorder. We would be glad to recommend alternatives.