Thomas Heyward Academy

Tel: (843)726-3673
Grades: PK-12 | 355 students
Thomas Heyward Academy where we believe learning can be rewarding and exciting, but not without effort.
Students acquiring skills, concepts and information necessary to master a course must put forth effort.
Our goal is not to entertain children - parents can do so far more cheaply than sending them to Thomas Heyward Academy.
The philosophy of Thomas Heyward Academy is in accord with the conservative belief that no learning takes place without hard work.
The Academy's primary' mission is to educate students in the basic skills.
We cannot guarantee each student a quality education, only the opportunity to reach this goal through hard work, discipline and dedication.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 355 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Thomas Heyward Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Step Of Faith Christian Academy (3.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Step Of Faith Christian Academy (3.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Step Of Faith Christian Academy (3.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ridgeland
    Grades: PK-12 | 217 students
    3.7 miles
    9009 Tarboro Road
    Ridgeland, SC 29936
  • Pineland
    Taylor Learning Resource Center
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-12 | 106 students
    10.9 miles
    Po Box 75
    Pineland, SC 29934
  • Sheldon
    Grades: 2-11 | 4 students
    14.5 miles
    Po Box 51 Highway 17
    Sheldon, SC 29941
  • Okatie
    Grades: PK-8 | 241 students
    15.6 miles
    323 Fording Island Rd
    Okatie, SC 29909
  • Lobeco
    Grades: K-12 | 101 students
    16.5 miles
    Po Box 719
    Lobeco, SC 29931

School Reviews

After serching and making comparisons to other schools in the South Carolina low country area (Jasper, Beaufort Counties), there is no doubt that Thomas Heyward is a superior academic and extracurricular environment. The college acceptance/attendance rate is in the high 90''s. The school environemnt gives parents confidence that thier children are in good hands, all day long. I only wish I had the opporunity send our son there sooner.
- Posted by Parent, 12/11/12

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $9,496 for elementary schools and $6,070 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).