Highland Elementary School, a beautiful climate-controlled building built in 2000, is located in Lower Allen Township. We have a student population of approximately 480. Our dedicated teaching staff educates students in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Students at Highland receive a strong foundation in basic skills, with an integrated language arts program including reading, spelling, grammar, and writing. Our mathematics program is rich with number concepts, open-ended assessments, and problem-solving skills. We use an actively involved integrated approach to understanding social studies and science concepts. We set high standards that are met by our students. Our curriculum incorporates the Pennsylvania state and national standards.
Not only do our students receive strong basic skills but we also pride ourselves in providing them with a substantial introduction to the arts. Every student in grades 1-5 participates in art, physical education, music, and library classes. Students in the intermediate grades may choose to participate in orchestra, band, and/or chorus as well.
In addition to the arts and curricular offerings, students have the opportunity to participate in supplemental programs or clubs such as the Big Brother/Big Sister program supported by neighboring high school students, Student Council, Academic Bowl, Girls on the Run, and crossing patrols. Additionally, we provide opportunities throughout the year for students to participate in some form of service learning.
Highland offers instruction to students who may be participating in the learning support program and the gifted program. Every student counts and every student can learn!
A key dimension to our success is the involvement of parents and community members. Parent workshops are offered to assist parents in developing effective learning strategies to use with their children. Highland has a highly active parent organization that promotes and encourages student success. With close to 300 volunteers working together, we produce outstanding young scholars and budding citizens — well prepared for their next step to becoming fully educated young men and women.
Highland students continue their education at Allen Middle School, New Cumberland Middle School, and Cedar Cliff High School.