Highland is a community school. In 1968, it was founded on the principles of parents working together to create a place that honors the intelligence, creativity, and sensitivity of children. Forty-eight years later, we still focus on creating a nurturing school for students and their families.

Highland parents are the backbone of our school. Each parent commits to volunteer for 36 hours each school year. That commitment governs our school, keeps the building and grounds beautiful, and helps our students

A Highland parent sums it up best:“At Highland, we enroll the whole family.”


In the 2015-16 school year, we concentrated on building on the community feel inside the school and extending it out into the wider Milwaukee community and the world. In partnership with the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee and Youth Changing the World, Highland hosted Milwaukee’s Global Youth Service Day Celebration. Our students and parents started the day by volunteering to clean up the neighborhood. After the hard work, the celebration began. With food, music, dancing, and a lot of laughter, attendees celebrated the positive impact of youth service in Milwaukee.