Admissions Process

It was necessary to evaluate my child so she can excel in her studies. The Highlands School offered me a way to do this.
Prospective Parent

Before a student enrolls in any of the programs at Highlands, school personnel will administer an educational assessment. This assessment will serve to identify the student’s strengths and weaknesses in reading, writing and math. Our goal is to identify each student’s unique learning profile. Test results will be shared with families immediately following the evaluation.


This assessment provides baseline information and serves as a tool to help us place the student appropriately into our sequential curriculum to provide for a truly individualized learning experience. 


For the Lower and Middle School Program, we re-evaluate every student three times during the school year. Adjustments are made to the student's individualized program of instruction based on the results of the reassessment, thus remaining accountable for each student's academic progress.

Summer and tutoring students are also reassessed periodically. 

Application Checklist

In order to make sure you are prepared and know the exact steps of our Admissions process, here is a Checklist to help you stay on track:

  1. Schedule A Personal Tour to see our educational program in action. Please call the Admission Department at 410.836.1415

  2. Submit the Application for Admission with $75 Evaluation Fee, along with the Release of Records and any copies of psychological/educational reports.

  3. Schedule and Complete Evaluation Assessment. Results are shared with parents on the testing date. 

  4. Schedule shadow days for your child.

  5. Admissions committee determines eligibility for enrollment.

  6. Enrollment Letter is sent (if the student has been accepted).

  7. Submit the Tuition and Enrollment Agreement with the deposit. The student's space will be guaranteed upon receipt of the agreement and deposit.
  8. Request Information on Payment Plans and needs-based financial aid, if needed, upon receipt of enrollment acceptance letter.


Contact Us

2409 Creswell Road

Bel Air, MD 21015

PH: 410.836.1415

FAX: 443.412.1098

The Highlands School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its admission policies, educational policies, scholarships and loan programs, and athletic or other school administered programs.