A Private PreK - 12 College Preparatory Catholic School

Education Philosophy


A Systematic Approach
Integral Formation®

Fundamental and distinctive to The Highlands School and the Regnum Christi network of schools is our educational philosophy of Integral Formation®. This method involves the concentrated, systematic and directed way of educating a child, giving them an experience of God’s love and truth, making them capable of projecting God’s love into the wider community and culture around him.  Integral Formation® is the harmonious development of all dimensions of the human person. In our educational method, we focus on the following four dimensions: Intellectual, Character, Spiritual and Apostolic.

In short, Integral Formation® is the key to preparing your child to become a mature, confident leader who is prepared to build a successful career, marriage, family and community.

Boys and Girls Learn Differently

From learning styles and interests, to very divergent ways of seeing and hearing the world around them, the fundamental differences between boys and girls are best addressed in a single gender environment.

We believe boys and girls are capable of equal achievement in any subject, whether it is art or algebra. We believe girls and boys are equally capable of success and leadership. This is why our curriculum makes no distinction between genders; boys and girls are both held to the same high academic standards, receive the same quality instruction, and their formation is directed to the same end: the development of Christian leaders. The fact that boys and girls are different does not mean they need different educations. It means that they need to be educated differently if they are to achieve the same standards.

Our gender specific classrooms begin in fourth grade. This setting allows us to create a school where boys can fidget and girls can feel free to speak their minds in class; where girls embrace science and boys are comfortable in art; where both boys and girls can learn effectively and, therefore, thrive abundantly. 

At the same time, our coed campus and many extra-curricular and social activities provide a gender mixed environment to foster mutual growth and healthy fun.