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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 811 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
811 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
86 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
Average SAT score
Classroom Dress Code
(khaki, navy, or plaid on bottom, Heathwood logo shirt on top)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
In 2021-22, tuition ranges from $10,400- for early childhood twos to $20,600 for Upper School (grades 9-12).
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jessie Garlinghouse
Admissions Associate
Rikki Bost



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
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 Theater

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
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 811 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $18,000
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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