Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

  • Heathwood Hall Episcopal School fosters the personal and intellectual growth of students through demonstrated mastery of a college preparatory program in a Judeo-Christian environment. Heathwood Hall is committed to encouraging creative and critical thinking and problem solving; inspiring students to take responsibility for their learning; developing relationships across disciplines and international boundaries through collaborative and cooperative learning; living, working and worshiping together to fulfill the teachings of the Christian faith; respecting the dignity of all human beings; encouraging community members to consider and act upon the moral and ethical dimensions of their choices; and promoting responsible and active citizenship and service beyond self.

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Heathwood Hall Episcopal School places among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1951

Student Body

Total Students717 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by GradeHeathwood Hall Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers85 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
Average SAT score1200
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki, navy, or plaid on bottom, Heathwood logo shirt on top)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$15,000
Tuition NotesIn 2017-18, tuition ranges from $8,950- for early childhood twos to $18,775for Upper School (grades 9-12).
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$8,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJane Beach
Admissions AssociateRikki Craven


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Dance Club

Club or Organization:
Climbing, Cum Laude Society, Destination Imagination, Diversity Club, Hiking, Invent America!, Kayaking, Key Club, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Mountain Biking, National Academy of Science, National Honor Society, Orienteering, Piano Instruction, Student Ambassadors, Yearbook, Young Democrats, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
Choral Groups, Drama, Guitar Instruction, Musical Theate

School Notes

  • 100% college placement
  • College acceptance rate of 7 out of 10 applications
  • Average of 4.3 college acceptances per student
  • 75% acceptance to Barron's "Highly Competitive Colleges" (national average is less than 50%)
  • Cum Laude Society member school
  • Morehead Scholar member school (UNC Chapel Hill)
  • Jefferson Scholar member school (University of Virginia)
  • Senior Exhibition of Mastery (thesis) required for graduation
  • International Studies Diploma Program available  with challenging globally-focused curriculum for interested high school students
  • Signature programs include: Columbia Connections, Winterim, PEAK outdoor education, Senior Exhibition, and Schoolwide Science research
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 856 students
    1.2 miles
    854 Galway Ln
    Columbia, SC 29209
    1.2 PK-12
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 775 students
    9.7 miles
    7401 Monticello Road
    Columbia, SC 29203
    9.7 PK-12
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-12 | 12 students
    4.1 miles
    PO Box 711
    Columbia, SC 29202
    4.1 PK-12
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-8 | 277 students
    4.8 miles
    2219 Atascadero Dr
    Columbia, SC 29206
    4.8 PK-8
  • Columbia
    Cardinal Newman School
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 550 students
    8.9 miles
    2945 Alpine Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
    8.9 7-12

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