Dorm Life


Dorm life at The Highland School is a unique opportunity to live democratically with others all the time.  The experience encompasses many of the tasks, needs, and decisions typically handled at home.  Purchasing food, cooking, organizing spaces, solving interpersonal problems, and budgeting are responsibilities of dorm students. Dorm residents choose and make meals in our large modern kitchen. School members decide how the monthly food budget is allocated, plan shopping trips, and decide on roommates. Living in the dorm means full immersion in the democratic process.

International Boarding Benefits

Boarding students are involved in a 24/7 democratic experience. Learning to be responsible for themselves develops a sense of independence, confidence, and personal resourcefulness. We make decisions democratically; creating the rules governing the dorm and assigning cleaning responsibilities.  Depending on individual interests, we participate in social, cultural, and educational activities in the surrounding area.

International Student Body

Dorm members come from all over the world. The sharing of languages, foods, and traditions lends diversity to our school community. Long term friendships often develop cross culturally as school members live their lives together. The Highland School is authorized under United States Federal Law to enroll non-immigrant students.

Non Discrimination Policy: The Highland School, 98 Sycamore Springs LN, Ellenboro, Ritchie County, West Virginia, 26346, admits students, ages 4 to 12, of either 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.

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

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