What Makes Us Unique

Highland Free School has been a part of the Tucson community since 1970. Located in the Barrio San Antonio neighborhood (just south of the U of A), Highland is a non-profit elementary school that provides students from across the metropolitan area with a unique academic environment.

Our School Features

STEM and Social Studies Integrated Thematic Units

Project-Based Learning

Low Student/Teacher Ratios

Multi-age Classrooms

Parental Involvement

Advanced Technology

Hands-On Activities

General School Information

The educational philosophy at Highland is based upon the fact that children are naturally inquisitive and excited by learning. Our goal is to keep that inquisitiveness alive. Our curriculum is aligned with the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards and includes integrated, thematic units that often use hands-on, innovative activities and projects designed to give students practice in applying the Arizona educational standards while strengthening their twentieth-century skills of creativity, collaboration, and communication.