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The Importance of Our Work

Americans have always viewed education as our bridge to the future and as the means to create a better society peopled by responsible, productive citizens. For our state truly to succeed and progress, we must improve the education we provide to all Rhode Island children. This task forces us to confront enormous disparities in family background, financial situation, and overall social environment, all of which make the successful education of many of our children very difficult. Highlander Charter School was created to help address this challenge and the results of our work provide strong evidence that we are succeeding.









Important Announcements

Lady Hawks Basketball Schedule

RIDE released new bilingual “Know Your Rights” videos to help raise awareness of rights and resources available to families of multilingual students.

Click here for a video tour of Highlander!

2024-2025 at a Glance Academic Calendar

District Activity Calendar by Month

Elementary School

Our Pre-K – 6 elementary school program is dedicated to nurturing a passion and curiosity for learning, and laying a strong foundation for future growth for 274 students. With a focus on the fundamentals, our program works to ensure that students are presented with a rich and diverse curriculum that supports mastery of early literacy and math skills. By adapting instruction to match to each individual student’s budding learning style, we create an environment that is both enriching and fun.

Middle and High School

Our grades 7 – 12 middle and high school programs offer 360 students exposure to more advanced content in literacy, math, science and the humanities. Located on 42 acres abutting the Palmer River in Warren, there is ample space for hands-on learning inside and outdoors.  The Upper School program is designed to help students lay a foundation for lifelong learning, creativity, and critical thinking by giving them increasing levels of autonomy.

Personalized Learning

At Highlander Charter School, we embrace student-centered learning. Here, learning is personalized  in order to meet the needs of all learners. Students get what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, whether it be through whole group instruction, small group instruction, peer-assisted learning, self-directed learning, and/or technology-assisted learning. In this model, students receive instruction at their own academic level in the format(s) that they learn best. This allows students to take ownership of their learning and stay engaged in their academics.

News and Events!

URI Partners With Highlander for an Educator Pathway 

The first group of Highlander students are enrolled in a credit bearing URI course that is earning them college credits and setting them up for college or career. When fully developed students will graduate with a semester of college credits that can be used at URI or another college.  Check out these short videos to learn more!

Tashal Brown, URI Professor

Oscar Trochez, Highlander Teacher

Samaira Sierra, Highlander Student


HCS Student Podcasts #1!

STEAMBox vs podcasts  with Highlander students was the Number 1 education podcast IN THE WORLD for 16 consecutive weeks.  Together with Roberto Gonzalez, STEAM Box founder, students interviewed athletes, actors, recording artists, politicians, activists, mental health professionals and more!


Pete Deal Highlander Golf Classic Save the Date to Help Provide College Scholarships!

The Pete Deal Highlander Golf Classic will be held on Monday, June 3, 2024.  The annual event raises money for an endowment in Pete's name to provide scholarships for Highlander students who have shown a commitment to community service!

Please come out and join us for a day of golf, and if you are not a golfer, join our golfers and students for a barbecue lunch to celebrate a great man and a great school!