Founded in 1958, Highlands School provides a range of academic and extracurricular options to more than 250 students in preschool through grade eight. The school serves students in Birmingham in Alabama. Its syllabus includes art, math, science, social studies, physical education and foreign languages. The school conducts classes in drama, library skills and character development. It also organizes various sports activities, such as soccer and basketball. The school offers extended-day programs that include classes in piano, violin, dance, karate, chess and computer applications. In addition, Highlands School operates a family center that provides child care services to children up to the age of 3. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, it is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and the Educational Records Bureau.