1st Grade - 5th Grade

The Highlands School Intensive Program is a full academic program with a maximum class size of 12 students with a teacher and an assistant. This individualized program instills hope and confidence in students who struggle to learn through traditional methods and allows students to realize their own individual potential. 


The intensity of this Program is maximized by spending half of the day in a small group setting. The groups are comprised of 2-4 students per instructor, with individualized instruction based on a continuum of skills.


The following subjects are spent in the small group setting:


  • Math - individualized instruction

  • Phonics - taught in a structured, sequential, systematic, multi-sensory manner which includes the phonemic structure of the English language spelling, fluency, and handwriting

  • Comprehension - taught in a manner which includes reading and vocabulary development

  • Grammar and Written Expression - taught in Language Arts classes using a structured sequential, systematic procedure


The other half of the day is spent with their entire class and includes the following classes:


  • Science

  • Social Studies

  • Mind That's Mine / Executive Function / Mindfulness

  • Social Confidence

  • Special Area Classes with Physical Education, Art, and Music


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.