Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

  • Founded in 1959, HIES is a fully-accredited,college-preparatory day school that offers motivated boys and girlsan enriching and challenging program based on the Episcopaleducation tradition of inclusion, global exploration and respectfor self and others.
  • In addition to a rigorous academic program, HIES offers manystudent programs in the fine arts, media literacy, athletics,global education and community service as integral to eachstudent's development.
  • Holy Innocents` students aren`t scholarsorathletesorartistsorservant-leaders;rather, they are all of these things and more. In an age ofever-increasing specialization, we seek to develop Renaissancestudents, 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 Nursery/Preschool-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
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students1341 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, Human Geography, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Psychology, Spanish, Studio Art (2D), Studio Art (3D), Studio Art (Drawing); European History, 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 AssociateAndrew Mack
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 Episcopalschoolin the nation and the only PK3-12th grade Episcopal SchoolinGeorgia. We are a Christian school that serves students ofallfaiths, committed to the challenging academic Episcopaltraditionsof intellectual inquiry, social justice, globaleducation, servicelearning and physical development.Ourstudents aren't justscholarsorathletes or studentleadersorartists. They are all ofthese things andmore. Through a broad, diverse and rigorouscurriculum, theybecomeempathetic,enthusiastic,andopen-mindedlearnersto serve as catalysts for change in theworld.

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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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