Just minutes away from the urban grandeur of South Carolina’s Capital City, Heathwood Hall is a serene, environmental oasis nestled on 122 acres of wooded wetlands. Our campus is bordered on the west by the Congaree River, and on the north, east and south by lush farmlands. Such a unique setting provides a natural “outdoor classroom” and opportunities for exploration, research, and recreation for students, adults, and members of our community. On any given day, you will see students gardening, canoeing across the pond, studying our live bee colony, gathering ecological samples, climbing through our ropes course, or enjoying the peace and splendor of one of our arboretum trails that surrounds campus.
As stewards of our abundant natural resources, we focus on sustainability and environmental education throughout all four divisions. We believe the environment is the “third teacher,” and blend nature with learning whenever possible. Buildings and classrooms have been designed with large windows allowing for maximum natural light; all of which are connected by 13-themed gardens, shaded playgrounds, courtyards, and an outdoor chapel. Our students and families enjoy sightings of various wild animal species that make their homes among the loblolly pines, native plants, and forest of old-growth deciduous trees.
We are uniquely poised to build cross-curricular connections based on our campus layout and location in the Midlands, as evidenced by our strong community partnerships and numerous grant awards. Please plan a visit today to see why Heathwood is unlike any other campus in South Carolina and the southeast!