Highland Community School

Changing the world by nurturing children and their families to be informed, compassionate, life-long learners who are a force for change in education, the community, and society.

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FIve Pillars of Highland

A MONTESSORI APPROACH: YOUTH LEADERSHIP: We nurture students’ compassion, curiosity, and sense of personal power.

SOCIAL JUSTICE: Highland was founded on the principles of educational equity and social justice.

COMMUNITY: Highland is a community school. Since 1968, we focus on creating a nurturing school for students and their families.

ARTS: Our arts program builds community and deepens our awareness of the world.

CARE OF THE ENVIRONMENT: Children learn to love and respect the earth by getting their hands dirty and connecting students to nature.

What is Montessori?

A Montessori education is a child-centered approach to education. Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, the Montessori method promotes independence, social responsibility, and a love for learning. Children learn through individual or small group instruction, self-directed work choices, and a prepared environment with wonderful materials and resources for exploration. Classrooms are multi-aged and lead by a Directress or Director.

More than an approach to education, the Montessori philosophy is an approach to life. It embraces the role of education in the development of peaceful communities and the attainment of individual expression within a democratic society.

Mission

Highland’s Mission & Vision

We are a community of diverse families and educators working together to offer quality Montessori education in a nurturing environment that enriches, empowers and inspires the whole child to reach their potential. We encourage and support parents to be responsible for and involved with their children’s education.

Changing the world by nurturing children and their families to be informed, compassionate, life-long learners who are a force for change in education, the community, and society.

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Get In Touch

Location: 1706 W. Highland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53233

Telephone: (414) 342-1412

Email: info@hcsmke.org

School Hours: M-F: 8:30am – 3:30pm (School Day) | 7 :00 am – 6:00 pm (Building Hours)