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All applicants must be fully vaccinated prior to enrollment.

We are currently accepting applications for Day Students for our 2024-2025 School Year.

We are NOT accepting applications for Dorm Students for our 2024-2025 School Year.


If you are interested in applying to be a day or boarding student at The Highland School, please read and follow the steps below. Each step of the process takes time and does not guarantee a child's acceptance.

Our school year starts September 9, 2024 and ends May 23, 2025.

The Highland School is authorized under United States Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant students.

  1. Fill out and send the application form and the $50.00 application fee 

  2. Schedule Introductory Conversation

  3. Visiting Week Arrangements (Day Students Only)

  4. Admissions Interview


Once you are ready to apply to The Highland School, please fill out our online application. As part of your application, you will need to submit an application fee of $50, which will be applied to the first month’s tuition bill if enrolled.

In order to graduate from The Highland School, you must be in residence for at least three years.


Once the application is processed, our Admissions Clerk will contact you by phone or email to schedule an on-site or virtual introductory conversation about the school. This conversation will include two members of The Highland School,  all parents who have legal rights to the applying student, and any other parental figure in the student's household.  After the introductory conversation is complete, the admissions clerk will schedule a visiting week for the day student who has applied to The Highland School.


Visiting weeks for day students run from Monday through Friday.  We prefer final interviews to be on Fridays. The visiting week is a time for the visiting student and school members to get to know each other.  The fee for day students for this week is $100. A visiting week is an important opportunity because it gives current school members and visiting applicants the chance to get to know one another before the admission interview.


The last step in applying is the admission interview. During this interview, students and all concerned adults will meet with school members to discuss student enrollment. You will also have a chance to reflect on your experiences during your child's visiting week and ask us any questions you would like.  At the conclusion of the student and parent interviews, an admissions decision will be made at the next General School Meeting. 

Non Discrimination Policy: The Highland School, 98 Sycamore Springs Lane, Ellenboro, Ritchie County, West Virginia 26346, admits students, ages 4 to 12, of any gender, and of any race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

To request more information:
Contact the Admissions Clerk

Monday-Friday 10:00am - 3:00pm at 304-869-3250 or anytime at

You can also request more information with this form:

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