The Highlands School community has been very active over the summer.
Head of school Kathryn Barr and social studies teacher Bo Garrett led a group of Highlands students and parents on a 10-day trip to Costa Rica. There, they visited a volcano and hot spring, kayaked along Lake Arenal and took a canopy tour.
The group also hiked through the Santa Elena Biological Reserve, rode horses and rafted through the rain forests, planted trees and visited a local school to donate school supplies.
The trip was also an opportunity to extend the goals of Highlands School: focusing on world language and culture, science and nature, community service and physical fitness.
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On campus, Highlands has implemented state-of-the-art technology in every classroom. The schools is also in the process of renovating and updating two science labs and its greenhouse. A new, academically-challenging science curriculum has been added to the program.
The Highlands Summer Program has kept students throughout the community engaged in a variety of fun, educational adventures, such as karate, bike safety, pirate camp, geocaching, myth busters, young Rembrandts, math games, technology, Mozart music, dance, American Girl camp, wacky science, golf and detective camp.