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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,950
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 6-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Language based, general learning differences and students with academic IEP
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
74 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Heritage Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
9 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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 score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Tina Sprouse


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
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)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Heritage Academy cost?
Heritage Academy's tuition is approximately $14,950 for private students.
What schools are Heritage Academy often compared to?
Heritage Academyis often viewed alongside schools like Hilton Head Preparatory School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Heritage Academy?
The acceptance rate of Heritage Academy is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 90%. Heritage Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in South Carolina with low acceptance rates.
What is Heritage Academy's ranking?
Heritage Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Heritage Academy?
The application deadline for Heritage Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Enrollment: 74 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $14,950
  • Acceptance rate: 75%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Beaufort County, SC is $8,767 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Beaufort County, SC is 81% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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