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Maple Landvoigt, M.D.

“My time at Highland had a significant impact on my career by cultivating problem solving skills as well as giving me the opportunity to develop self-discipline and persistence in pursuing my goals.”

Jodi Smith

"While at Highland, I learned to be accountable to other school members and myself which has helped me in my life be a strong, confident, open-minded wife and mother."

Noël McCutchan

"As a young EMT, the ability I learned at Highland to interact with different age groups and be responsible allowed me to gain the confidence and trust of both my co-workers and patients."

In 2006 our General School Meeting voted to take the first steps toward creating Highland's exciting new international democratic boarding program. In Spring 2009, the ribbon was cut on our new, very comfortable, home-style dormitory. With the completion of our gymnasium in Spring 2010, The Highland School has finished its most recent phase of physical expansion and is now in the midst of a planned rise in enrollment. Apply online for our boarding and day programs or call for our free play group on Thursdays for children under age 4.

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Highland in the news

The Highland School was profiled on West Virginia Morning, a program on West Virginia Public Radio. Reporter Erica Peterson spent the day meeting students and staff, sitting in on meetings, and asking numerous questions about life at Highland.

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Ellenboro, WV 26346

(304) 869-3250