The Highland School – information for student or staff exchanges
Address of school:
98 Sycamore Springs Lane, Ellenboro, WV 26346 USA
Number of students and staff; age range:
We average 10-15 students a year. We have 4 full time staff and we have an age range of 4-18
Describe the location/surroundings:
Rural woodlands with mid-sized cities within half hour drive.
Description of school’s concept:
Democratic. Similar to Sudbury.
Who decides wheter or not a student can come for exchange:
The General School Meeting
Admissions Clerk, Karen Whitescarver
How many students could you host:
For what duration:
Minimum of one semester
What age-range would you welcome:
We accept students from other democratic schools of any age for a minimum of one semester.
Do you have host-families:
We are a boarding and day school so students would live in the dormitory.
What is the main/only language spoken at your school; what other languages are spoken:
The main language spoken is English. We have students from around the world who speak other languages.
Would the exchange student have to pay tuition; could tuition be exchanged for a free exchange opportunity for students of your school at the school of your guest?:
Students can come for as little as one semester. The cost for a semester of room, board, and tuition is $9,000.00
Are there any expenses for staying in the host family:
Transportation fee is $200.00 per semester for transportation to and from the airport.
Can you provide basic info on daily expenses (food, transportation) in your city:
Have you had previous experiences with student exchanges or hosting a student? what was positive/negative?:
Do you have experience with raising funds for travel expenses?:
Can you put down a holiday schedule for your school? are there times when you wouldn’t welcome students:
We have a summer break from late May to early September and a winter break from mid-December to mid-January. See school website for calendar: The Highland School Calendar
Are you also interested in staff exchange? what are your ideas for such an exchange?:
Not at this time.