Hammond School

Tel: (803)776-0295
Grades: PK-12 | 964 students
The school’s philosophy is to ignite the minds of students to a world of knowledge.
Leaving the traditional classroom setting frequently creates a more interesting format for that purpose.
School life at Hammond involves a wide expanse of opportunites.
Whether students are engaged in volunteer efforts for the community or campaigning for student government offices at school, they are finding their voice.
As a family-oriented school, every effort is made to perpetuate each family’s beliefs and values.
A necessary part of education is a focus on character and an understanding of the importance of faith in one’s life.
Hammond School recognizes and respects the many religious traditions that are represented.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 964 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Hammond School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 103 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
Average SAT score 1843

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes 8,376 Pre-Kindergarten 11,995 Kindergarten 14,128 Grades 1-4 14,995 Grades 5-8 15,903 Grades 9-12
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant $7,500
Admissions Director Mr. Matt Radtke
Admissions Associate Carson McQueen

Sports

Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisVolleyball,
WeightliftingWrestling,

School Notes

  • The SAT average in 2012-2013 was 1843
  • 10 Hammond seniors earned Natioanl Merit recognition
  • Class of 2013 earned over $7,800,000 in scholarships
  • 85% of students score in the top 15% on nationally standardized tests
  • 90% of middle and upper students participate in athletics

Profile last updated: 07/30/2015

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School Reviews

My oldest will be a rising Senior, then his two younger sisters will be rising a Sophomore and 3rd grader, respectively. Both my husband and I grew up in public schools and choosing Hammond was a big decision and investment for our family. Hammond provides my children with an opportunity to be challenged, to grow in their passions, to experience new opportunities, to excel in becoming a well rounded individual that has a healthy respect for academic, athletic and cultural excellence. We have seen much growth and change at Hammond in our 13 years with technology, new facilities on campus, curriculum as it is an environment that knows to excel you can never stop learning and being open to change. I am thrilled that my youngest has the opportunity to spend 3 years with our unbelievable LS Head, Helen Kiser. She joined the Hammond family this past summer and has already won the respect as well as the hearts of students, faculty and families. I know that with her passion for children and positive nature our LS will continue to amaze and engage our students to do great things and more importantly become kind and generous citizens. On the other end of my household, I'm knee deep in college preparation. Thank goodness, I am fully supported by the marvelous Upper School College Counseling Department and US teachers. I have said to many parents that ask about our US, the guidance and dedicated partnership your family receives from the College Counseling Department in 9th-12th grade is well worth the investment of tuition. If you are looking for a positive, challenging and well rounded environment for your children, I hope you will visit Hammond. It was the best decision our family has ever made and we have three kids that agree.
- Posted by Parent, 05/04/16

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