Middle School students in classroom with laptops


Two Upper School students and a teacher completing math on a whiteboard

“From prekindergarten through 12th grade, we focus on whole-child development because we believe students are most successful when all of their contributions – academic accomplishments, as well as social and emotional milestones – are recognized and celebrated.”

- Derek daly, m.ed. Upper School Director

Upper School Director, Derek Daly

Lower School

(Prekindergarten – 6th grade)
The first years of a child’s education are fundamental to future success. Engaging instruction, technology-rich classrooms, and broad enrichment opportunities create an environment where students thrive. 

Middle School

(7th and 8th grades)

(7th and 8th grades)
On the Charles Clayton Campus, Middle School Highlanders further develop into compassionate leaders, explore their interests, and gain the necessary tools for academic success. 

Upper School

(9th – 12 grades)
Emphasizing rigorous academics and a rich array of extracurricular opportunities, Upper School students gain independence and confidence while achieving their greatest potential. 

Upper School teacher assisting student with classwork

Leading Educators

Highlander faculty and staff represent top talent in education and industry fields. More than 125 faculty members have earned advanced degrees, and approximately 38 teachers have gifted learning endorsements. What makes the Highlander learning experience unique – and especially unforgettable – is the dedication of LHP employees and the relationships forged while teaching, leading, and developing every student. 

Lower School student wearing mask and holding Apple iPad in classroom

1:1 Apple Learning Initiative

Lake Highland’s 1:1 Apple Learning Initiative provides every employee and student with an Apple device for teaching and learning. Each Lower School student receives an iPad, and Middle and Upper School students receive a Macbook Air. The campus-wide standardization delivers the most cutting-edge educational technologies throughout every class and grade level.