From the Headmistress
Highlander Academy, on the Historic Flora Macdonald Campus, is a continuation of the academic excellence established in 1896 with the creation of the Red Springs
Seminary, the first woman’s college in the area. The college changed its name in
1903 to Southern Presbyterian College and Conservatory of Music, and then,
in 1914, to Flora Macdonald College. This latter name was in honor of the famous
Scottish heroine who, for a time during the Revolutionary War era, lived in our
area of North Carolina. Our campus exudes a sense of history and a walk through
our buildings invites you into academic promise. It is our past which inspires the
future for our students, who come here to make both a history and a future for themselves.
Each student’s promise can be more easily molded in our supportive environment – a
relaxed, safe, comfortable, concerned, and caring family atmosphere. Every child is
known by name and by their individual needs. Our small classes enhance a spirit of
learning that inspires student achievement. We have the highest of expectations for
student growth intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially. Our North
Carolina certified faculty holds students to the highest standards on a daily basis.
At Highlander Academy, we want parents to be informed about our school’s progress
and involved in our school on a regular basis. Please feel free to contact us directly
to discuss any aspect of our school's programs. Thank you for allowing us the
opportunity to share aspects of our school and thank you for supporting our
efforts to provide your child with a high-quality education.