General Information

Founded 1951
Grade Levels age 2 - grade 12
Coeducational Yes
Religious Affiliation Episcopal

Campus and Facilities

Academic buildings include dedicated facilities for early childhood, lower, middle, and upper schools.  State-of-the-art science labs, fine arts building, makerspace, practice gym and athletic center, playing fields, PEAK Adventure Base camp with two climbing towers and archery course, dedicated playgrounds and recess space for early childhood, lower, and middle schools.  Campus includes five distinct habitats: pond, river, forest, wetlands, and fields.

School Hours                     8:20 AM - 3:05 PM
Early Arrival Drop-off begins at 7:30 AM
After School Available until 6:00 PM

Student Body

Early Childhood Students (EC2 - EC4) 101        
Lower School Students (K-4) 172
Middle School Students (5-8) 216
Upper School Students (9-12) 242
Enrollment Total 731
Diversity 19%


Total Full-time Faculty 68
Total Part-time Faculty 18
Full-time Faculty with Advanced Degrees 38 Masters, 3 PhD's, 1 Juris Doctorate                                  
Average Teaching Experience 17 years
Student to Teacher Ratio 8:1


12 teachers named South Carolina Independent School Teachers of the Year since 2001


Class of 2018 SAT Performance (Middle 50%)

Evidence Based Reading and Writing   600-695

Mathematics  550 -690                     

Composite   1175-1400

Students enrolled in sixteen AP courses including: Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Calculus AB/BC, Computer Science, English Literature, English Language, Human Geography, Latin, Spanish Language, Statistics, U.S. History, World History, European History, Government and Politics

In 2018, 81% of AP scores were 3, 4, or 5 (a score of 3 or above is a qualifier for college placement out of a requirement or into an advanced-level course)


College Matriculations                   100% of Heathwood students graduate and enroll in a four year college
College Acceptances
Click here to see a list of past five year college acceptances


Mascot Highlander
Teams 35 in Middle and Upper Schools 

Click here for a list of teams


Heathwood offers experiences in theater, music, and visual art in all divisions.  Arts are integrated into the academic curriculum, and creativity is stressed at all levels as an important twenty-first century skill.

The Visual Art Concentration continues Heathwood Hall’s long tradition of knowing each student and encouraging and recognizing the dedicated pursuit of excellence in each student’s areas of interest and passion. VAC students fulfill all of Heathwood Hall’s normal graduation requirements, but with increased Visual Art requirements and dedicated art-making time outside of class.

Dedicated Fine Arts building with three art studios, potters wheels, kiln, and music room.  Auditorium and dedicated classrooms for middle and upper school drama, chorus, and band.


The Cafeteria prepares our foods from whole fresh ingredients, limiting the use of processed foods and avoiding products containing artificial colors, flavorings, M.S.G., preservatives, and high levels of sodium. We feature organic, local and Fair Trade fruits and vegetables as availability and pricing allows. Learn more and see upcoming menus here.


Heathwood offers bus transportation to many neighborhoods and cities in the midlands. Routes include in-town, Lexington, Orangeburg, and Camden. Bus fees are based on one-way or round-trip travel and the number of children per family being transported.

Accreditation and Affiliations

Southern Association of Independent Schools
National Association of Independent Schools
National Association of Secondary School Principals
Palmetto Association of Independent Schools
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of Episcopal Schools