Heritage Academy

Since 1993, Heritage Academy has continued to provide a peronalized educational program in a stimulating, supportive learning enviornment for students pursuing outside professional training in athletics or the arts.
Nestled a short sprint from the Atlantic Ocean on the small, barrier island of Hilton Head off of the coast of South Carolina, Heritage Academy is a school that supports students who enjoy a serious extracurricular passion.
At Heritage Academy, we believe that a small caring community of diverse, highly-trained professionals working with students who seek to develop a passion in life creates the ideal learning environment and can help bring balance to their lives.
Young people have curious minds, tremendous energy, innate talent and incredible spirit all waiting to be awakened and nurtured.
We respect research suggesting that students can reach full potential in analytical thinking, creative expression, and civic responsibility only when the walls of the traditional classroom are extended beyond the school facility.
Whether in the classroom or pursuing extracurricular passions, our students are actively engaged in learning as accomplished scholars, artists and athletes.

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Heritage Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.European Council for International Schools
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage based, general learning differences and students with academic IEP
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students100 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Heritage Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Advanced Art, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Micro-Economics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, Calculus, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Honors Physics
Average SAT score1085
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,950
Tuition NotesTuition assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTina Sprouse


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Community Service Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society

School Notes

  • Heritage Academy, a private coeducational school for grades 6-12 on Hilton Head Island, SC, is fully accredtied by SCISA and AdvancedEd/COGNIA. It is the school every student deserves! Heritage Academy attracts and enrolls students from around the world, domestic, local students all of whom come to take advantage of the school's unique academic program and philosophy. A requirement for admission to Heritage is the demonstrated pursuit of an extracurricular passion.   Students combine the strong academic curriculum at Heritage with intensive after-school programs in their area of interest, predominately at one of Hilton Head's outstanding athletic academies or in the arts. The opportunity for students to study and engage in broader learning with a diverse group of motivated peers gives Heritage Academy a unique culture and environment.    Heritage Academy is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the European Council of International Schools (ECIS) 
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Ridgeland
    Grades: PK-12 | 293 students
    28 miles
    1727 Malphrus Rd
    Ridgeland, SC 29936
    (843) 726-3673
    28 PK-12
  • Hilton Head Island
    Grades: PK-12 | 386 students
    2 miles
    8 Foxgrape Rd
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    (843) 671-2286
    2 PK-12
  • Charlotte
    Grades: 9-12
    202.5 miles
    7702 Pineville Matthews Road
    Charlotte, NC 28226
    (704) 543-1127
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Students from over 20 countries convene each year as a close knit learning community dedicated to excelling in academics and their athletic passion areas. Each year over 75% of the senior glass, which has a 100% college acceptance rate, a sign to play for a college team. Heritage Academy is THE school for serious scholar-athletes who expect rigor and balance in life.
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The absolute best school for a serious student-athlete looking for a challenging college-preparatory learning environment with supportive and talented teachers. We could not be happier with the level of adult oversight and action to advance our son's educational opportunities in order to be selected to a top-tier university and collegiate team. His dream came true at Heritage because they believe in their mission and provide excellent results for their students. Top-flight education all around.
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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $6,238 for elementary schools and $7,049 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).