- Where is the school located?
- How many students are enrolled at Lake Highland?
- What organizations accredit Lake Highland?
- Are there religious requirements at Lake Highland?
- Are uniforms required for all students? Where do we purchase uniforms? Where do we purchase Spirit Day attire?
- Does the school provide busing options?
- Does the school offer before or aftercare?
- What lunch options are available?
- What arts and athletics offerings are available?
- Where do Highlander graduates attend college?
- How can I learn more about Lake Highland Preparatory School?
- What is special about Lake Highland Preparatory School?
- What is the tuition for Lake Highland Preparatory School?
- What costs are not included in the tuition?
- Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?
- Does LHP accept state funding, grants, or vouchers?
- Where can I find information about your school hours and calendar?
- How can parents get involved with the school?
- What standardized testing is required for enrolled LHP students each year?
Lake Highland consists of two campuses. Our Charles E. Bradshaw, Jr. Campus (“Main Campus”) houses our Lower School (Grades PreK through 6) and Upper School (Grades 9 through 12) and is located at 901 Highland Avenue. Our Middle School (Grades 7 and 8) is located less than a mile down the road at the Charles Clayton Campus at 741 N. Mills Avenue.
Lake Highland’s student body comprises many different faiths, and we welcome families of all religions to the school. We believe each student is a unique child of God and that every child can thrive in an atmosphere of love, concern, and mutual respect. Though there are no compulsory religious requirements (such as mandatory chapel periods or religious classes), as part of our Mission Statement, we work to instill in our students the lessons of nine tenets of Christianity (the “Fruit of the Spirit”), which we believe are widely accepted values by people of many faiths. Learn more about Christian values at Lake Highland.
Uniforms are required of all students, PreKindergarten through 12th grade. Our uniform provider is Lands' End. Uniform information can be found on the Lands' End website. On Fridays, students are allowed to dress in “Spirit Day” clothing. Spirit day shirts and Lake Highland outerwear can be purchased at the school store, The Source.
The school’s internal bus system is used for class field trips and shuttling Middle School students between the Main Campus and the Middle School Campus. Students who require busing options for getting to school are encouraged to contact Maya’s Transportation or find alternate modes of transportation. As a school policy, we do not allow ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft to drop-off or pick-up students from the school.
Before School: While Lake Highland does not offer “before” care, students in the Lower School can arrive to school as early as 7:20 a.m. They remain under supervision in their respective hallways until they can go to class. Students in the Middle School can arrive to school as early as 7:30 a.m. and remain under supervision in the Cafeteria until they can head to their 1st Period classrooms. Generally, students in the Upper School can arrive to school as early as 7:15 a.m.
After School: Aftercare options are available for the Lower School and the Middle School. Upper School students are allowed to remain on-campus and under supervision in the Calkins Library as late as 6:00 p.m.
At the prekindergarten level, students will bring their lunches from home each day. From Kindergarten through Grade 12, students are given the option of providing their own lunches from home or signing up for a meal plan. Learn more about dining services, meal plan options, and FLIK, our food service provider. Learn how LHP accommodates students with food allergies.
The Lake Highland community comprises three important groups: our students, faculty, and parents. These groups work together to help our students develop a love of learning and a heart for serving others. Our community is rooted in honor and tradition as we reach for excellence in the classroom, on the stage and playing fields, and in extracurricular activities.
Tuition does not include charges for class supply packs, lunch, textbooks, Advanced Placement® exams, athletic spirit packs, certain field trips, and graduation. These fees and similar charges vary by grade level and will be charged where applicable. View examples of charges.
The school offers need-based financial aid for qualifying families in Grades 6 through 12. Lake Highland does not offer merit- or athletic-based scholarships. Learn more about our need-based financial aid.
As a private, independent school, LHP does not accept any type of federal or state funding, grants, or vouchers. LHP’s Board of Trustees leadership has affirmed our school’s desire to remain independent in our operation. However, Lake Highland offers need-based financial aid to qualified families with students in grades 6-12. Learn more about applying for financial aid.
Parents have several opportunities to be involved at the school. Learn more about the three different parent and family associations at Lake Highland—the Lake Highland Parent Association, Arts League, and Booster Club.
- When is the best time to visit Lake Highland?
- When should we begin the application process? When is the application process closed? When are we alerted to an admission decision?
- Is there an application fee?
- What tests are required for admission?
- Does LHP accept international students?
- What is required to gain admission to the school?
- Are teacher recommendations required for all applicants?
- Does LHP have a waitpool? How does a waitpool differ from a waitlist?
- What are the dates of admission testing for applicants for the 2024-2025 school year?
- How do I apply?
- Are you still accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year?
- Do I need to come to LHP for an interview? What if I am unable to interview personally on-campus?
- What health forms are needed to enroll? Is my child required to have a physical and up-to-date vaccinations?
- How old does my child need to be to apply for the prekindergarten program?
- How old does my child need to be to apply for the kindergarten program?
During the school year, we welcome prospective families to schedule tours of Lake Highland Monday through Friday. To schedule, please call the Office of Admission at (407) 206-1900 ext. 1 or schedule electronically with a specialist:
We open applications for the following academic year on September 1 of the year prior. After that, families are welcome to apply before one of our admission deadlines listed on our key admission dates page. Admission decision deadlines may also be found on the same page.
Applicants to PreKindergarten through 4th Grades are required to take an “in-house” admission test at Lake Highland proctored by Lake Highland teachers here at the school. Please view testing dates for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants to Grades 5 through 12 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). To register for an upcoming ISEE, please visit the ISEE website.
Lake Highland does accept international students. Please see the International FAQs section for more information. Our SEVIS specialist, Brooke Adams, is also available to speak with you regarding international admission. You can contact Brooke at email@example.com or (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324.
Lake Highland requires a completed admission file prior to making an admission decision. Generally, transcripts, teacher recommendations, and standardized testing results are a few of the requirements, though requirements will vary slightly depending on which grade level you are applying for. Please see the Admission Checklist for more detailed information about admission requirements.
For applicants to PreKindergarten through 5th Grades, we require one recommendation from the homeroom teacher. For applicants to Grades 6-12, we require three recommendations: one from the current English teacher; one from the current Mathematics teacher; and one from the current Principal or Guidance Counselor. The recommendation forms are sent out via email through the online SchoolAdmin portal, which parents gain access to following an application to the school.
Lake Highland’s application process will conveniently allow you to track your application from beginning to end, including scheduling necessary appointments and submitting requested admission documents. If you have any questions, we are here to help every step of the way. Applications for the 2023-2024 school year opened September 1, 2022. Apply now!
Upper School applicants are required to complete an interview with the Admission Team as part of the admission process. We do our best to accommodate our out-of-state or international applicants by interviewing them on their tour date. However, for students that do not tour the school with their families or otherwise remain abroad or out-of-state, we are able to conduct interviews by phone. Interviews can be scheduled through the admission portal, following receipt of an application. Please contact Admission Specialist Brooke Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324 for further questions or concerns.
- Does LHP accept international students?
- When can international students start?
- Can I receive financial aid as an international student?
- Does Lake Highland board or assist with homestays?
- Do I need to come to Lake Highland for an interview? What if I am unable to interview personally on-campus?
- Am I required to have my international transcript translated/evaluated?
- What tests are required for admission?
- How do I receive an I-20?
- I already have an I-20. How do I transfer my I-20 to Lake Highland?
- What type of visa do I need to study at Lake Highland?
Lake Highland does accept international students. Our SEVIS specialist, Brooke Adams, is also available to speak with you regarding international admission. You can contact Brooke at email@example.com or (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324.
Upper School applicants are required to complete an interview with the Admission Team as part of the admission process. We do our best to accommodate our international applicants by interviewing them on their tour date. However, for students that do not tour the school with their families or otherwise remain abroad, we are able to conduct interviews by phone. Please contact Admission Specialist, Brooke Adams, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (407) 206-1900 ext. 3324 for further questions or concerns.
Yes, Lake Highland requires all international transcripts to be translated and evaluated by a third-party assessor. Transcripts that are already in English must still be evaluated. International applicants may use a third-party assessor of their choice. We recommend Josef Silney & Associates and World Education Services.
All applicants to PreKindergarten through 4th Grades are required to take an “in-house” admission test at Lake Highland. View testing dates for the 2023-2024 school year. Applicants to Grades 5-11 are required to take the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE). To register for an upcoming ISEE, please visit the ISEE website. Additionally, international student applicants to Grades 9-11 are required to submit recent TOEFL (16+ years old) or TOEFL Junior (11-15 years old) test scores to demonstrate English proficiency.
Once accepted and enrolled, Lake Highland’s PDSO issues your student an I-20, which will allow you to formally request an F-level visa for your student. The information needed by the PDSO is required prior to an admission decision, allowing the process to move with relative ease once an acceptance has been made.
Lake Highland is able to accommodate international students in possession of a green card, dependent on a parent’s appropriate visa, or seeking to apply and obtain an F-level visa. We are unable to accommodate international students not in possession of a green card, not dependent on a parent’s appropriate visa, or who are planning to study in the U.S. while in possession of a B-, C-, D-, or I-level visa.
- What is Continuous Enrollment?
- How will re-enrollment work this year?
- If I sign the Continuous Enrollment contract, am I committed through 12th grade?
- What if my child is not returning for the following year after the January 15 tuition deposit due date?
- Does Continuous Enrollment apply to students receiving financial aid?
- What if I already know my child will be withdrawing for the 2023-2024 school year?
- Additional questions?
Your child is continuously enrolled, and no re-enrollment contract is needed. You will only need to remit payment for the tuition deposit this January to secure your child's place for the next school year.
When necessary, LHP will notify families in December of potential tuition increases, changes to student technology requirements, and/or amendments to the contract.
We understand that sometimes changes to family plans are necessary. Once our Admission Office receives written notification that you wish to end your Continuous Enrollment contract, LHP will release you from the agreement. However, the tuition deposit may not be refundable as outlined in the contract, consistent with prior procedures and contracts.