HIGHLAND ACADEMY

INSPIRING GREATNESS. SOARING TO EXCELLENCE.

90% of our students in kindergarten through 8th grade have received individual recognition for at least one standardized test average over the 90th percentile!

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Are you searching for a better way to educate your child? We guarantee that Highland Academy will suit your childrens needs.

Highland Academy is an independent school in Absecon, NJ that enrolls children in preschool through 8th grade. The Academy has been operating since 2001. Highland Academy serves a diverse student body, within peer diverse classrooms, with low teacher to student ratios. The Academy utilizes project-based instruction and students tackle a challenging curriculum in ways that are engaging, meaningful and adaptable to a variety of learning styles. NJ core standards are used as a guideline and complemented with a focus on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and William Glasser’s Theory of Choice Theory.

Aside from an excellent academic record, Highland Academy is loved by parents and students for the supportive school community. The school is an extended family that supports its’ families in and out of the classroom. There are many celebrations, student performances, special gatherings and events that foster a sense of community for students, teachers, and parents.

Highland Academy admits students of any race, color, 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 race, color, national and ethic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Are you searching for a better way to educate your child? We guarantee that Highland Academy will suit your childrens needs.

Highland Academy is an independent school in Absecon, NJ that enrolls children in preschool through 8th grade. The Academy has been operating since 2001. Highland Academy serves a diverse student body, within peer diverse classrooms, with low teacher to student ratios. The Academy utilizes project-based instruction and students tackle a challenging curriculum in ways that are engaging, meaningful and adaptable to a variety of learning styles. NJ core standards are used as a guideline and complemented with a focus on Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and William Glasser’s Theory of Choice Theory.

Aside from an excellent academic record, Highland Academy is loved by parents and students for the supportive school community. The school is an extended family that supports its’ families in and out of the classroom. There are many celebrations, student performances, special gatherings and events that foster a sense of community for students, teachers, and parents.

Highland Academy admits students of any race, color, 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 race, color, national and ethic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.

Upcoming Events

Highland Academy holds several events per year which include musical recitals, school plays, golf outings, bowling nights, charitable fundraisers and much more!

2019 Highland Academy Scavenger Hunt

SCAVENGER HUNT FRIDAY MAY 17, 2019 6:30 PM JD’S PUB SMITHVILLE SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER Join us for some FUN!!! Grab some friends and make a team – as many people can legally fit in a vehicle. Each team will be given a list of clues. You go out and get the requested...

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2019 Highland Academy Golf Outing

Please join us for the Highland Academy 10th Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Highland Academy, Inc. on May 5, 2019. We will have a great day of golf at the beautiful McCullough's Emerald Golf Links in Egg Harbor Township, NJ

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Peter Pan Jr.

Don’t miss out on our annual musical Peter Pan Jr.  The kids have been hard at work since auditions in October. Everyone from Preschool to 8th grade has been learning music with Miss Rachel, learning choreography with Mr Tim, and putting it all together with Miss...

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Highland Academy

Summer Camp

Highland Academy’s Summer’s Cool Camp was established in 1996. Our camp provides every camper with unique opportunities to learn through play. Activities and challenges vary by age, interest,and individual talents. We offer a safe, fun, and loving environment that encourages new friendships, sportsmanship, and personal growth.

Highland Academy

Summer Camp

Highland Academy’s Summer’s Cool Camp was established in 1996. Our camp provides every camper with unique opportunities to learn through play. Activities and challenges vary by age, interest,and individual talents. We offer a safe, fun, and loving environment that encourages new friendships, sportsmanship, and personal growth.

Admissions

Fill out our online admissions form to begin registration for your child(ren).

Academics

Our Curriculum- Grade specific curriculum skills and goals.

Community

Parents are encouraged to volunteer their time and ideas in planning school events & fundraising efforts.

Achievements

View Highland Academy’s latest achievements and goals.

Test Scores

Highland Academy students continue to outperform local and state test score averages year after year.

Parent Testimonials

Testimonials of our happy and satisfied parents.
We’ll help your child reach his or her full potential as a student, and more importantly, as a human being.

Standardized test score averages for the entire student body are in the 80th percentile. 90% of our students have received individual recognition for at least one sub test score over the 90th percentile!

Testimonials

What our families are saying about us.

Our son has attended Highland Academy for the past five years. Our main reason for choosing Highland is the academic advantages it offers to our son. The small class size and teacher-student ratio allows students to advance further with their academics. For example, our son is reading two grades above his age and doing math problems and learning basic science that would not be offered to him if he were at public school .Students at Highland consistently score well above the average on national testing such as the Iowa exams. In addition to academic excellence, Highland exposes the children to the arts and humanities by visiting the Academy af Natural History and Science, Franklin Institute and the Phila. Art museum each year. In the spring every child participates in a school play. Teachers and staff provide a caring, safe learning environment. Dr. Jeannette Reilly and Dr. David Hall

Dr. Jeannette Reilly and Dr. David Hall – Port Republic

I currently have my daughter enrolled at Highland Academy. I have always felt like I was/am part of the “Highland Family”. That is exactly what Highland is, a family like environment. My daughter has excelled academically and always scores well on standardized testing. She is a well rounded student and person. She has blossomed as an actress and singer in their amazing arts program. Issues facing youth today such as peer pressure and bullying have been discussed with our daughter and her classmates by the caring staff, but we are fortunate enough in the small setting to never have experienced it first hand. We are grateful for the positive school experience and could not be happier with our choice to enroll at Highland Academy.

A Parent – Galloway Township

We were one of the first families in the inaugural school year of Highland Academy. At the time we did not know what we were embarking upon, actually we were in the pre-school program as our daughter was three. However, eight years later we are still here. While there are fine public schools in Galloway, the experience here at Highland has been so great for our daughter’s development that we could not change course. The family atmosphere and the cloesness of the student body is a joy to behold. The style of learning which allows the children to go as far as their minds will take them, as opposed to stopping where a curriculum might dictate, is tremendous. Also special is that the school will allow a child to explore diverse and unique interests which might not be afforded or encouraged in a traditional school environment.

A Parent – Galloway NJ

We started at Highland last year, transitioning from homeschooling. Our kids adjusted to the school almost immediately. I believe this is partly because they are engaged in stimulating and challenging activities, but also because of the atmosphere that the staff cultivates. Respect and kindness are core values. Students are taught that each person has their own talents and intelligence. I appreciate how open the school is to parents. I drop by or call often to check on my kids, and have never been discouraged. Parents can participate as much or as little as they wish. We had an issue last year that was partly a misunderstanding on my part. The director and teachers met with us right away, and I was really impressed by their sincere concern and desire to do what we needed to resolve it. We have an excellent public school walking distance from our house. But Highland offers something special. Both of our kids are learning to work hard to achieve academic success, and how good it feels to succeed. They’re in a respectful, judgement free environment. They are included and valued. We feel that our kids, one of whom is diabetic, are cared for and safe, and that they are blossoming.

A Parent – Smithville NJ

HOURS
Monday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED
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