Upper School

Core Curriculum

Language Arts



Social Studies

Computer Science

World Languages

107 Individual & Team Athletic State Championships
70 Honors & 28 Advanced Placement Courses
12 National Merit Commended Scholars & 7 Finalists
Top 20 Nationally for Speech & Debate

Enriching Education

Along with core academic study areas, Upper School students can engage in a huge variety of elective and extracurricular opportunities, including:


Performing Arts: Band, orchestra, chorus, and theatre
Visual Arts: Ceramics, photography, and studio arts
Digital Arts: Computer art, videography, and recording studio


17 varsity sports, athletic training, strength and conditioning

Speech & Debate

110 students compete in 40+ local, state, and national tournaments, consistently ranking among the top 10 Lincoln-Douglas teams in the nation and the top 20 teams in Public Forum

Student Clubs

With more than 70+ student-run clubs and organizations offered in Lake Highland's Upper School, students can pursue a variety of unique interests and leadership opportunities.

Study Abroad

Students can discover new cultures and countries while gaining course credit through various study abroad opportunities.

Value and respect others.

Uplift those around them.

Remain undaunted by challenge.

Leverage setbacks to greater learning.

Recognize and cultivate their unique gifts, abilities, and talents.

Enter college academically, socially, physically, and spiritually prepared.

Pursue their dreams with passion.

Look for opportunities to serve.

Enjoy learning … and never stop.

Innovation in the Upper School 

Explore some of the cutting-edge programs offered to Upper School students, which give them the tools needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.

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Center of Excellence: College & Career 

Beginning in 9th grade, Highlanders learn about and prepare for the college admissions process. Students are expertly guided to find the best collegiate fit in our College & Career Center.

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To learn more about Lake Highland’s Upper School and schedule a personal tour, please contact Admission Specialist Forrest White at fwhite@lhps.org or 407-206-1900 ext. 1.