Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

  • Founded in 1959, HIES is a fully-accredited, college-preparatory day school that offers motivated boys and girls an enriching and challenging program based on the Episcopal education tradition of inclusion, global exploration and respect for self and others.
  • In addition to a rigorous academic program, HIES offers many student programs in the fine arts, media literacy, athletics, global education and community service as integral to each student's development.
  • Holy Innocents` students aren`t scholars or athletes or artists or servant-leaders; rather, they are all of these things and more. In an age of ever-increasing specialization, we seek to develop Renaissance students, equipped to meet the wide-ranging needs of a complex, interconnected world.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1959
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesCost dependent on program.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1356 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers160 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses26 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, English Language, English Literature, French, Latin, Spanish, Studio Art (2D), Studio Art (3D), Studio Art (Drawing); European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, U.S. Govt. & Politics, U.S. History, World Hi,
Average SAT score1405
Average ACT score31
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$27,870
Tuition NotesPK3: $11,380; PK4: $13,370 K: $23,090; Lower School (1st-5th grades): $23,690 Middle and Upper School (6th-12th grades): $27,870
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorDr. Beth-Sarah Wright
Admissions AssociateBanks Scothorn
Endowment Size$25.5 million


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingDrill Team,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Holy Innocents' Episcopal is the largest parish Episcopalschool in the nation and the only PK3-12th grade Episcopal Schoolin Georgia. We are a Christian school that serves students ofall faiths, committed to the challenging academic Episcopaltraditions of intellectual inquiry, social justice, globaleducation, service learning and physical development.Ourstudents aren't just scholarsorathletes or studentleadersorartists. They are all of these things andmore. Through a broad, diverse and rigorous curriculum, theybecomeempathetic,enthusiastic, andopen-mindedlearnersto serve as catalysts for change in the world.
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School Reviews

First year at HIES in ninth grade, and so far we love it. My son knew by the end of the first week that he liked his new school, and we knew we had made the right selection from several acceptances. The teachers and support of the Deans and Administration make this a wonderful school. The academics are challenging, but there is plenty of individual support when extra help is needed. Overall a good group of kids that have welcomed the new students.
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