Columbia's age three through grade 12 independent school where students learn to expect more.
  • He sets his goals high, sets to working hard, and surpasses even his own high expectations.
  • When a child knows that her teachers and classmates respect her mind, her talents, and her way of seeing the world, she comes to expect more of herself.
  • Respect for the dignity of every human, and respect for the unique mind of every learner.
  • At Heathwood, your child fits in precisely because he can stand out. And he learns to expect more – of his school and of himself – precisely because we respect his fullest potential.

3000 South Beltline • Columbia, SC 29201 • Ph: 803-765-2309 • Fax: 803-748-4755

Welcome to the Heathwood Hall Sandbox!

Welcome to the Heathwood Hall Sandbox!

This sandbox is completely devoid of all design-elements - we promise the new site will not be styled in the austere white and grey you see here! Headers and other typographical elements, for example, will be styled according to the final website design (once confirmed). The pages we have built are at this point free of any content — no pictures, copy or design elements. For now, you’ll have to take a leap of faith in imagining that the site you see at the prototype phase and the site you will ultimately see are the same site, even though they look nothing like one another at this point!

Auditions for Annie September 2nd and 3rd

Are you a Middle or Upper School student dreaming of Easy Street, N.Y.C., or Tomorrow?  Leapin’ Lizzards!  The Heathwood Hall Drama Department will present Annie this fall, and auditions will take place September 2nd for Upper School students and September 3rd for Middle School students.  All auditions are from 3:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the Chorus Room.

Click here for more information auditions, roles, and rehearsals.  

Click here for a mandatory audition form.

Annie will be performed Novembe 19-21 in the Campus Center Auditorium.

Students learn how to get from Story to College

Dr. Carol Barash and Heathwood Senior Eric Baxley


A little raw is better than over-cooked.”  

Dr. Carol Barash, founder of Story to College, wasn’t giving a cooking lesson at Heathwood on August 24; she was teaching students how to write college application essays that connect with admissions officers.

In a workshop open to all Columbia-area high school students, parents and guidance counselors, Barash used two sample college essays to make her point that essays lacking original voice and interesting description don’t stand out in the admissions process.  She said that college admissions officers look for three things in applicant essays: unique perspective, strong writing, and authentic voice.

Barash told...

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