Thomas Heyward Academy

Thomas Heyward Academy is an independent, college preparatory school serving Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our mission is to foster a life-long passion for learning, leading and serving in a diverse world. We are dedicated to the development of each student in mind and body through academics, arts and athletics in a safe and engaging environment. The school is equally committed to the development of each student`s character, with an emphasis on compassion, integrity, perseverance, respect and responsibility.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students293 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Thomas Heyward Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses2 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Marksmanship, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FootballGolf,
MarksmanshipSoftball,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • Old Fashioned Values with 21st Century Learning in a Warm, Friendly Environment
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hilton Head Island
    Grades: 6-12 | 100 students
    28 miles
    11 New Orleans Rd
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    (843) 842-8600
    28 6-12
    100
  • Estill
    Grades: PK-12 | 192 students
    18.7 miles
    8766 Savannah Hwy
    Estill, SC 29918
    (803) 625-2440
    18.7 PK-12
    192

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After serching and making comparisons to other schools in the South Carolina low country area (Jasper, Beaufort Counties), there is no doubt that Thomas Heyward is a superior academic and extracurricular environment. The college acceptance/attendance rate is in the high 90's. The school environemnt gives parents confidence that thier children are in good hands, all day long. I only wish I had the opporunity send our son there sooner.
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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).