Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

  • As the largest Episcopal Parish Day School in the nation and the only 3-year-old through 12th grade Episcopal School in Georgia, we have a unique story and we hope you will be a part of that story as we write the next chapter.
  • At HIES, we are steeped in the Episcopal intellectual tradition of academic excellence, social justice, spiritual growth and servant-leadership. We believe that God is present in every person.
  • Therefore, we value multiple voices and perspectives around all of life's questions, no matter your family faith tradition. This intentional welcome to all is a hallmark of our mission. Our students aren't just scholars or athletes or servant leaders.
  • They are all of these things and more.  Through a broad, diverse and rigorous curriculum, they become empathetic, enthusiastic, and open-minded learners to serve as catalysts for change.
  • We understand that choosing the right school for your child is filled with many questions.
  • We look forward to working with you and your family throughout the admissions process.While many things are different these days, many things remain the same at HIES: our commitment to developing in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God and a sense of service to the world community.
  • And we can`t wait to share this with you! Although our current plan is to return to school this fall, in person and on campus, our 2020-21 admissions process will be primarily a virtual one.
  • In light of COVID-19 and the safety of all families, we are planning an impressive array of virtual opportunities for you to get to know and experience the special HIES community, while maintaining the same commitment to establishing strong relationships with our prospective families. Please be on the lookout for email updates this fall as we make plans for this unique admissions season. If you share our school's commitment to open exploration, personal discovery, and academic excellence, come visit and learn first-hand what makes the Holy Innocents' family so unique among the independent School community in Atlanta.In the meantime, please visit our website, the best place to start in learning more of the HIES story.Thank you for your interest in Holy Innocents' Episcopal School!.

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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
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
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 Students1,361 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers160 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
63%
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
(Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,080
Tuition NotesPK3: $12,480; PK4: $15,890 K: $24,920; Lower School (1st-5th grades): $25,560 Middle and Upper School (6th-12th grades): $30,080
% on Financial Aid
18%
Admissions DirectorDr. Beth-Sarah Wright
Admissions AssociateAndrew Mack
Endowment Size$25.5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered18 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Drill Team, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingDrill Team,
EquestrianFootball,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWrestling,

School Notes

  • As the largest Episcopal Parish Day School in the nation and the only 3-year-old through 12th grade Episcopal School in Georgia, we have a unique story and we hope you will be a part of that story as we write the next chapter. At HIES, we are steeped in the Episcopal intellectual tradition of academic excellence, social justice, spiritual growth and servant-leadership. We believe that God is present in every person. Therefore, we value multiple voices and perspectives around all of life's questions, no matter your family faith tradition. This intentional welcome to all is a hallmark of our mission. Our students aren't just scholars or athletes or servant leaders. They are all of these things and more. Through a broad, diverse and rigorous curriculum, they become empathetic, enthusiastic, and open-minded learners to serve as catalysts for change.  We understand that choosing the right school for your child is filled with many questions. We look forward to working with you and your family throughout the admissions process.While many things are different these days, many things remain the same at HIES: our commitment to developing in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God and a sense of service to the world community. And we can`t wait to share this with you! Although our current plan is to return to school this fall, in person and on campus, our 2020-21 admissions process will be primarily a virtual one. In light of COVID-19 and the safety of all families, we are planning an impressive array of virtual opportunities for you to get to know and experience the special HIES community, while maintaining the same commitment to establishing strong relationships with our prospective families. Please be on the lookout for email updates this fall as we make plans for this unique admissions season. If you share our school's commitment to open exploration, personal discovery, and academic excellence, come visit and learn first-hand what makes the Holy Innocents' family so unique among the independent School community in Atlanta.In the meantime, please visit our website, the best place to start in learning more of the HIES story.Thank you for your interest in Holy Innocents' Episcopal School!

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