The Highland Ranch community takes our responsibility to our students very seriously. It is our priority to provide an academically challenging and emotionally nurturing environment for our students. The foundation for this is based on the Highland Ranch Expectations. Staff and parents are expected to teach our students respect, responsibility and safety not just through what we say, but by what we do. We focus on the whole child. Children thrive when they are in an environment where everyone is valued and respected and that is what everyone on our campus is expected to model every day.
The physical structure or our campus consists of the main campus that is built in a square, with classrooms opening onto outdoor hallways. These hallways surround an inner square structure that includes classrooms and a Learning Resource Center. As of Spring of 2004 there is also an additional two-story building equipped with an elevator. This building houses eleven classrooms and a large “common room” on each floor. There is also an outdoor court yard off the 1st floor common area.
Built in 1992, Highland Ranch is situated in a residential neighborhood in a rapidly growing suburban area of San Diego. Caramel Mountain Ranch is a planned community with shopping centers, library, and medical facilities within walking distance of the school.