Different Distant Learning

BeaconHighland Hall offers a high touch, warmly connected, physically distant learning program that feels less remote than you may think. Our focus is not just on delivering an academically rigorous distant learning curriculum but also engaging the child as a whole. Our distinctive developmental approach extends beyond our beautiful 11-acre campus, providing a balanced, tangible, hand-ons education that connects with each child mentally, emotionally, socially, and physically.
To that end, our faculty have been hard at work over the summer developing plans for the upcoming school year. They have enhanced our remote learning curriculum to support the required off campus time over the coming weeks, and even months, whilst also working towards opening the school campus with our unique hybrid outdoor/indoor learning model, as soon as is permitted by LA County Department of Health and the California State Department of Health.

Physically Distant Learning - Socially & Emotionally Connected Curriculum


  • Gr 1-8 faculty will schedule class programming time, with a supervised balance of online and offline experiences.

  • Teachers use technology to enhance student engagement and connection as developmentally appropriate and as suitable for the curriculum.

  • Our small class sizes are especially beneficial for remote teacher to student connectivity, as well as student to student interaction. Every child included, no child left behind.

  • We recognize that there may be students with additional social-emotional needs at this time. Our Faculty will be making best efforts to support learning continuity in these individualized situations. We are exploring flexible scheduling to best support such scenarios.

Click below for sample schedules of remote learning this fall: 

Real Experiences - Connected Learning

ECC outdoors

Preschool & Kindergarten: Open for Outdoor Education

We are excited to be reopening this Fall with an Outdoor Preschool and Kindergarten! While some of this school year might look different to what we have grown accustomed to, the teachers have worked hard to bring the same warmth, creativity, and magic that families have come to expect from our program. Please click here for details.


Highland Hall will continue in its mission: to strive to endow each student with discernment in thought and action, a joy of learning, and a sense of wonder and reverence for life. 


Towards meeting that mission for the 2020-21 school year, our priorities are to continue to evolve our remote learning model which, whilst requiring physically distant learning, still ensures the emotional and social connections we've come to count on and enjoy, enhancing our students' distant learning experience and supporting our community through a real sense of warm connectivity and true belonging.

Questions and concerns:

Pedagogical, curriculum, school schedule, distance learning:
Ken Lavner, klavner@highlandhall.org
Enrollment Director:
School Operations:
Cara Lisco, clisco@highlandhall.org
Financial matters:
Rebecca Lirette, rlirette@highlandhall.org