Thomas Heyward Academy

     Tel: (843)726-3673
Grades: PK - 12 | 343 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 343 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 2%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Thomas Heyward Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby 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)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • RidgelandStep Of Faith Christian Academy
      (Baptist)
    9009 Tarboro Road
    RidgelandSC29936
    (843)726-6100
      (Baptist)
    3.7 mi | 198 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • PinelandTaylor Learning Resource Center
    Special Program Emphasis
    Po Box 75
    PinelandSC29934
    (803)625-5700
    Special Program Emphasis
    13.8 mi | 98 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • SheldonYoruba Royal Academy
    Po Box 51 Highway 17
    SheldonSC29941
    (843)846-8900
    14.5 mi | 4 students | Gr. 2-11                      
  • OkatieSt. Gregory The Great School
      (Roman Catholic)
    323 Fording Island Rd
    OkatieSC29909
    (843)815-9988
      (Roman Catholic)
    15.6 mi | 213 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • LobecoAgape Christian Academy
      (Christian)
    Po Box 719
    LobecoSC29931
    (843)846-4835
      (Christian)
    16.5 mi | 101 students | Gr. K-12                      

School Reviews

Recommended
1 year ago
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

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?         Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Recent Articles
Paying for Private School: 7 Options
Paying for Private School: 7 Options
Don't assume you cannot afford private school. Don't assume that you make too much money to be eligible for financial aid. Ask. Always ask.
Cristo Rey Schools: A Different Kind of School
The Cristo Rey Network of schools currently comprises some 26 schools in 17 states and the District of Columbia. Truth is they are just getting started.
Homeschool or Private School?
What do you do when you are dissatisfied with your local public schools? Homeschool your children? Send them to private school? Let's look at your options.
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $9,320 for elementary schools and $6,007 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).
Related School Videos

View more school videos