The current educational reforms emphasizing the importance of child-centred and activity based education is said to bring a new awakening in education. In addition to the improvements in Sinhala medium education, another bold step taken 10 years ago was the setting up of the English Medium Stream from Pre-school to Advanced Level. The English Medium classes will equip students to overcome the challanges in the world of English medium education.
A programme to develop computer education among the students is one of the significant moves we took five years ago. It has made a mark in the emerging Information Technology era with new facilities made available to students on a regular basis. The students of Highlands College are fortunate to have a fully equipped, modern IT Laboratory with the latest computers and colour printers along with internet, e-mail and networking facilities. Students of higher grades can follow the Diploma Courses conducted by our Vocational Training arm: the Academy of Professional Studies (APS)
Library facilities are made available to all and reading is encouraged, with the allocation of a library period in the Time-table. Our spacious library is fuly equipped with the latest books and periodicals.
There has been a remarkable improvement in the examination results over the past five years. At the Grade 5 scholarship examination in 2001, a Highlands College student scored the highest marks in Colombo district and during the same year another Highlands student scored marks to reach 14th rank in Colombo district.
The students sitting for O/L & A/L examinations have done exceedingly well in the last 5 years. A number of students obtaining good passes at O/L and passing 3 subjects at A/L in recent years indicate quality teaching at Highlands.