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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 293 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
293 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Thomas Heyward Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
2 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

School Notes

  • Old Fashioned Values with 21st Century Learning in a Warm, Friendly Environment

School Reviews

5  
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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 293 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $7,110 for elementary schools and $7,211 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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