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Total Enrollment

530

Upper School

240

Middle School

180

Lower School

110

Athletic Teams

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track & Field
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling

Avg. Class Size

17

Student Faculty Ratio

7:1

Mentor Mentee Ratio

1:1

Student Clubs

32

Drama Productions

4

Band and Choral Concerts

5

From the Forum

The Hope of Hobbits and the Despair of Denethor


The Hope of Hobbits and the Despair of Denethor

Engaging Boys in the 20th-Century Epic

Middle-school boys, like the hobbits of the Lord of the Rings epic, don’t understand their place in the world and feel, more often than not, like they are along for the ride rather than contributing anything substantive to their own lives or anyone else’s. This lulls them into a malaise that makes the areas of their lives where they do have control (video games, sports, etc.) become the defining features of their identities.

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Character Formation in Elite Athletics: UVA Assistant Basketball Coach Brad Soderberg


Character Formation in Elite Athletics: UVA Assistant Basketball Coach Brad Soderberg

This week we feature Brad Soderberg, Assistant Coach of the UVA Men’s Basketball Team. He visited our Upper School two weeks ago to discuss success in character, faith, and athletics. He shares some of those thoughts with the HeightsCast community here.

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Parents as Primary Educators


Parents as Primary Educators

Editor’s Note: In the spirit of Parent-Teacher Conferences which just happened last week, and in a nod to our roots, we dig up an archival article on the importance of the parent-teacher relationship. Michael Moynihan, head of the Upper School, helps us get the right perspective on what we mean when we say “Parents are the primary educators of their children.”

I once mentioned to a parent, rather in passing, that our educational philosophy at The Heights School is based on our belief that parents are the primary educators of their children. 

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