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About This School

The Highlands School is a private high school in Irving. The principal of The Highlands School is Fr. Daniel Ray and can be contacted at dray@thehighlandsschool.org. 405 students go to The Highlands School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The ratio of students to teachers at The Highlands School is 8:1. Cistercian Preparatory School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 48%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4%
Hispanic 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 2%
Asian 14%
Multiracial 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    We are parents of a 4th grade boy and a 2nd grade girl. We love everything about the school. Fee quite low compared to some of the highly reputed schools in Dallas area resulting in high student to teacher ratio. However the school still manages to train children with good values and education thanks to the wonderful community spirit amongst parents and teachers.

  • (9 months ago)

    We have been at The Highlands School for the past 7 years. I am continually impressed with the academics of the school and the compassion and knowledge of their Religious support staff. The principal is passionate about education and the team at THS carries the schools mission of 'always higher'. I could not of found a better school for my children and my family.

  • (11 months ago)

    This is our second year at THS. I am very impressed with the rigorous academics and commitment to Catholic values. The average class size is 16 to 18 but our son has 12 in his class this year. The individual attention given by his teacher is amazing. She knows each child's learning preference and works hard to help each child succeed. Our first grader is reading at a third grade level thanks to the excellent foundation in phonics provided by his Kindergarten teacher. They read in small groups of 4 to 5 with a teacher. The top readers can practice material above grade level while other students get on grade level reading every day. Math in the lower school is by the Saxon method. In addition to nightly fact sheets there is a worksheet covering math theory and concepts. Handwriting is taught in the younger grades and helps provide a good foundation for life. I am so impressed by the school's commitment to the building blocks of education. Phonics math facts and handwriting are mastered by first grade so each year builds so such a wonderful foundation. My son is also taught compassion respect and love for others. THS is a blessing for my son!

  • (11 months ago)

    We have been at THS for 6 years. My son's Moral Academically and Spiritual Formation are the best; As a Catholic School is one of the best in Texas. Thank you to all the Teachers Priest Consecrated Staff and Employees for your dedication time effort you give to the school and the Families. God Bless you all.

  • (11 months ago)

    The Highlands is a near perfect fit for my two high school students. They have undergone a huge transformation in the last few years. Academics are strong and the students are more than ready for college. The formation is incredible and the teachers spend an immense amount of time with students who need help as well as students who are working through AP classes. The Highlands is different special and worth a look.

  • (12 months ago)

    We have 3 children at The Highlands School. What is important to us and what we have found in The Highlands is the strong character formation morals values and academics. It is a true Catholic school in every sense of the word. The teachers are excellent the class sizes are small and the academics are rigorous. The Priests and Consecrateds are a constant presence in the hallways. As our senior prepares to graduate and enter this crazy world we feel confident in her abilities and the strong God-filled young woman she has become in large part due to her formation at The Highlands.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a dirty school in disrepair and though the tuition is outrageous it is obvious most of the families pay little or no tuition. It's a no don't go to families of means.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have been at THS for the last two years. And I strongly recommend the school. It is the place where my children want to be. They really enjoy the environment the espiritual support and moral values are fantastic. We are building as a family excellent men and women for the future.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have three children (7th 3rd and entering PK3) at The Highlands our experience at the school has been great. Our children love their school and admire their teachers. As parents we beleive they are being academicaly challenged but more importantly also receive great character and spiritual formation from PK on. The precence of Legionary priests and Consecrated Women is a tremendous example and inspiration for the children as well as resource for us as parents. Overall we are very pleased with the school and recommend it highly.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a seventh grade student at The Highlands School. I started in PreK3 many years ago! There is Confession all the time. I love going to Mass and Communion Service every day. I have really enjoyed all of my teachers. It is easy to stay after school and to ask for help with things I don't understand. I am so glad I am not in a public school. The Highlands School is a really wonderful place.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have four children at The Highlands- soon to be five as of this year! Our children are genuinely excited to attend school every day! The Lower School is solid and challenging the teachers competent and encouraging and available. I am continually impressed as I see the high school students set good role models for and behave kindly to the younger children. As parents we are looking forward to- and expecting- a solid Middle School these next few years. The presence of the Legionary priests and Consecrated Women of Regnum Christi have been a blessing to our family in many many ways. Confession and daily Mass is a huge blessing. The academics are challenging and the formation solid.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children have been at THS for three years and they cannot wait to go to school everyday. The teachers are caring well-educated and genuinely care about the formation of the students. The spiritual formation is superb and the community is a wonderful loving family that reaches out with unparalleled generosity and support to all those within it. We are blessed to be a part of this wonderful community and our children's lives are clearly richer for it.

  • (2 years ago)

    It has the best environment for kids Pk to High School Great Catholic education... we love it....

  • (2 years ago)

    The Highlands School is a very good school. The children not only gt a great academic education but they learn to be leaders as well. the school teaches so much more than how to get an A ina class room. they teach and form the young minds to be great people and behave with confidence.

  • (2 years ago)

    A woman s intuition can go a long way but when shopping for a school wife and husband need to make an informed choice. My instincts about Highlands were quite positive and this impression was confirmed when my son had the chance to shadow at the school a few years ago. He simply said Yeah mom I like it. The classes and teachers are good and the classmates are friendly not phony. Ever since we ve been involved at Highlands and have seen our children grow and compete smartly in all endeavors. In short Highlands offered our kids a quality education and they ve responded! We give high marks to Highlands.

  • (2 years ago)

    The Highlands School community is unique. I've never been at a school that is so much like a family. The smaller size allows members of the community to get to know each other better. Parents know the teachers students know the administrators and everyone is approachable. The small class sizes allow the students to really form a close knit group of friends that includes everyone. It is really a family!

  • (2 years ago)

    The Highlands School has been a beautiful school community! It truly is a family environment. Each person is welcomed and cared for no matter who they are parent teacher student staff member visitor...each person has a place in this community. It is academically rigorous but also focuses on character development and as it is a Catholic school spiritual development. Each child is cared for loved and respected. It is more than just a school it's a lifestyle. I highly encourage you to check out the schools website www.thehighlandsschool.org for more information!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been at the Highlands for a year and have been impressed by the dedication commitment and love that I see my colleges teach and work every day. I am thankful for being here and am proud to call myself a member of the Highlands team. The academic standard to which the students are held has always been good but was raised this past year and there are more improvements marked for the start of the fall semester. I highly recommend this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My children have been attending THS for the past 4 years and couldn't be happier. The children are happy and well adjusted and the education and formation that they have received has been truly amazing. My daughter has been accepted to one of the Top 10 Universities and will start in the fall. THS has outstanding teachers wonderful formation and top level sports. It's important to keep reviews in perspective. There are many reasons that make people post negative reviews. I am happy with everything here and most importantly my children are in a place where they thrive and love coming to each day.

  • (2 years ago)

    The School means well but fails in many areas. School administrators and key positions have been a revolving door since we have been there for over 8 years. Teacher quality is very inconsistent and school rules seems to change each year. (Note prior post praising the Principal only 3 weeks 5/23 ago and now he is leaving.) Some years there is no PE other years sports are outright cancelled. The Legionary of Christ Priest are great the sacrements and spiritual direction are always avaialble and the faith is strongly enriched by the priest brothers and consercrated women unfortunatley the school's incompetence at many acedemic and extra-curricular activities creates a warped imbalance of formation for our children and raises the question as to the overall leadership of the school. For several years we have supported the school but now see things getting worse not better. We have multi children at the school and are now leaving the school. Our children's time is precious and we must be custodians of our finances. THS has failed us in the overall education of our children there are multi-better Catholic/Christian choices elsewhere in the metoplex. A Parent.

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