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The Highlands School

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Location:
 
1451 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062
Area: Irving

Ages 3-18

Phone: 972-554-1980
E-mail: pwalter@thehighlandsschool.org
Web: http://www.thehighlandsschool.org
School year: August 22, 2007 - June 2, 2008
Hours: 8:15am-3:25pm
Tuition range: $7,800-$9,700
Description: The Highlands School is a private, Catholic College Preparatory School. Pre-K3 through third grade is co-ed. We separate the girls and boys 4th through 12th grade. It is a single gender education on a co-ed campus. The campus, consisting of 5 buildings on 33 acres, is located adjacent to the University of Dallas. The Highlands School was named two years in a row as one of the "Top 50 Catholic High Schools in the U.S." by the Acton Institute.Where space is available, we are currently accepting applications for the 2007-2008 school year.
     
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Teaching philosophy: The Highlands School mission is to form students in four areas, humanly (character), intellectually (academics), spiritually and apostolically. This "integral formation" program is in more than 150 Legion schools and universities in fourteen countries, directed by the Legion of Christ.
Total enrollment: 400
Student-teacher ratio: 15:1
Class size: 15
Director/Headmaster: Miss Michelle Reiff
Religious affiliation: Catholic; Directed by the Legionaries of Christ
Before/after-school care: Earliest drop off is 7:30am. We offer an After Care Program from 3:15pm-6pm. The fee is $1,200.00 per year. There is no After Care on 1/2 days.
Summer programs: No
Sports/extracurricular: Athletics: Soccer, Football, Track, Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Golf, Tennis, Cheerleading. Clubs and Activities: Model United Nations, Drama, Student Council, Student Ambassadors, Year Book, Math, Chess, Challenge, Everest, National Honor Society.
Languages offered: Spanish Pre-K3 through 8th; Introduction to Latin 5-8; Spanish or Latin 9-12
Accreditation: TCCED (Texas Catholic Conference Education Department) 1999 SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and School) 2006
College Prep: Yes
Average SAT score: 1200-1300
Student type: Co-ed through grade 3; Single-sex for grades 4-12
Uniform/dress code: Uniforms are required
Lunches: Cafeteria on premises
   
Admission:
Admissions contact: Patricia Walter
Child age qualifications: The child must be of age for that grade by September 1
Open House: Open House: 7th -12th Grade Sunday, October 28th 2:00-4:00
Open House: Pre-K-12 Sunday, January 27th 2:00-4:00
Open House: PreK3-K Tuesday, February 12th 8:30-10:30
Reservations Required
Application timeline: Applications can be requested at any time. Application deadline for the 2008-2009 School year is February 27, 2008. Decisions are mailed March 14, 2008.
Application fee: Domestic Application Fee/$50; International Application Fee/$100
Interviews: Student and parent interviews are required
Testing: Testing is required. K-4th Highlands School Test : Feb.2,2008 Feb.23, 2008 Apr.5, 2008. 5th-12th ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). Standardized tests may be accepted from other schools.
   
Financial aid:
  Limited financial aid is available. Financial aid deadline is February 27, 2008 and notification is within two weeks of deadline.
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