Welcome to Highlands Junior High School!
For over a century, Highlands has had a tradition of serving the students and families of Edmonton’s Upper-East Side. Our dedicated staff continues to uphold this tradition by working collaboratively with students, families and the community.
As an Arts Core school we recognize the impact an integrated arts education has on the development of higher level thinking skills and as such we work hard to weave authentic visual and performing arts opportunities into all subject areas. We are dedicated to providing all students with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge of curricular outcomes through a variety of creative mediums. At Highlands, we understand an arts rich education supports the development of creativity, critical thinking, and collaborative problem solving.
As a school staff we are committed to delivering engaging and rigorous instruction, maximizing student achievement and ensuring all students are provided the necessary supports to attain success. In addition to being a designated Arts Core school, we also offer a range of programming including Pre-Advanced Placement, Strategies and BLA.
At Highlands, we provide our students with high quality curricular and extracurricular opportunities to cultivate leadership skills, foster school spirit, understand our high standards for student conduct and contribute positively to both the school and greater community. We believe in building kind and caring relationships and supporting students as they acquire the skills necessary to become ethical and engaged citizens who are passionate about participating in and contributing to the world around them.
Highlands staff believe that student success is a shared responsibility between school, parents and the community. We are fortunate to have a number of community partners who support the artistic, academic, physical, social and emotional growth of our students. We look forward to working with all of our partners to ensure our students reach their full potential.
We are anticipating an exciting year full of positive relationships and rich learning experiences. We are excited to work alongside your child as they continue to learn, grow, discover and explore.
Yours in Partnership,
Maureen Matthews, Principal