Welcome to The Highland School

We are a Sudbury democratic boarding and day school in West Virginia since 1981.  

At Highland:

  • Individual rights and freedoms are protected.

  • Children develop into responsible adults through living in a democracy.

  • Children pursue their own interests through self-directed learning.


Jan 19

Tuesday, First Day of In Person School.

Feb 12

Valentine's Day Party.

April 2-5

No School, Spring Break.

98 Sycamore Springs Lane

Ellenboro, WV 26346




Students As Stakeholders

Children in a fully democratic school are stakeholders.  They have an emotional and intellectual stake in creating the culture, protecting the democratic process and building relationships.  Students’ choice to be a part of the school is a commitment that often takes time to develop. Especially when they have experienced an authoritarian environment, children are afraid to believe that they really are equal school members with individual rights.  They wait for the other shoe to drop.  They test the staff to see if the portrait of democracy they heard at the beginning of their school experience is really a lie.  They hesitate to get emotionally involved in relationships and activities at school.   Read More

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The Highland School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin

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