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Enhancing the Student Experience

The Capital Campaign for Heathwood Hall

Heathwood Hall is conducting its Capital Campaign for Enhancing the Student Experience. This campaign marks the next era of growth at Heathwood Hall, and it is already transforming our buildings, landscape, and playing fields. These new facilities will offer novel opportunities for current and future Highlanders to continue our tradition of academic excellence while growing in mind, body, and spirit.

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Campaign Goals

The campaign's goal is $12M. We hope that you will join us in fulfilling the promise of Heathwood’s next chapter. Track our progress below, and learn about opportunities to give here.

Each block represents $250,000 raised. Updated March 25, 2024


Campaign Goals

Each block represents $1M raised. Updated March 25, 2024

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Letter from the Campaign Co-Chairs

We are excited to invite you to join Heathwood’s campaign to make our exemplary student experience even better. Heathwood Hall cultivates creative, critical thinkers who value service to others. The school's holistic approach to education empowers students to develop leadership and social skills and prepare for lives of purpose and impact.

Building upon Heathwood's foundations of strong academics, the Campaign for Enhancing the Student Experience expands the amount and quality of opportunities available to all current and future Highlanders. The campaign is centered on five pillars: the arts, athletics, spirituality, play spaces, and PEAK. Each of these programs enables Heathwood to provide an education that focuses on the development of each student as a whole person. The school’s integrated curriculum and enrichments strengthen the mind and produce strong academic results.

Thank you for your support as we continue our mission of enhancing the student experience at Heathwood Hall!

Mary Belser and Wade Mullins
Co-Chairs, Enhancing the Student Experience

Wade Mullins & Mary Belser

Campaign Cabinet

The following Campaign Cabinet members welcome the opportunity to speak with you about enhancing the student experience.

Co-Chairs: Mary Belser & Wade Mullins '86

Cabinet: Sharon Bryant '79, Gavin Dean, Hampton Graham '07, Caitlin Heyward '05, Stan Juk, Beth Kibler, Ian McVey, Page Morris, Jay Popp, Mary Bond Quinn '10, Beth Richardson, Dave Sojourner, & Derrick Williams.

Campaign Pillars

The Arts

Heathwood students are encouraged to explore and master self-expression through any media, whether it be writing, music, theater, or fine art. Accordingly, the school offers students robust opportunities in the arts. Our expert faculty ensures that students graduate with strong foundations of technique and form and develop the confidence in appearing in public settings that future leaders require.

To support the performing arts, the campaign seeks to create a Black Box Theater with upgrades to seating, lighting, and technology. To support the fine arts, the campaign would renovate arts classrooms and establish a new ceramics studio. Additionally, this pillar entails renovating the Smith-Shirley Campus Center lobby and libraries, creating new spaces for students to study and gather.


Athletics foster personal development and growth. From an early age, students learn the value of collaboration, inclusivity, and team-building through our physical education program. Whether it’s soccer or tennis after school for our youngest Highlanders or competitive varsity sports, Heathwood’s athletic program promotes physical fitness, mental fortitude, the pursuit of excellence, and a sense of pride.

The campaign seeks to expand and combine Heathwood's two gyms to create a state-of-the-art Athletics Center that will boast a 1,000 sq ft wrestling, yoga, and physical education space; a 3,000 sq ft strength and conditioning room with lifting and cardio facilities; new and renovated locker rooms and team meeting spaces; and an Athletics Center Plaza for our student-athletes and their fans. We also seek to establish new playing fields, install new lights and scoreboards, renovate the concession stands, and build new batting cages.


Founded in 1951 as an Episcopal School, Heathwood recognizes the individuality and dignity of every student. The school has been charged with the educational and spiritual development of students of all faiths and backgrounds, and Heathwood’s spiritual foundations strengthen its approach to education by encouraging students to explore the mysteries of faith and the deepest questions of human existence. As a community, we meet regularly to pray and worship in a way that fosters the mind, body, and soul.

The campaign seeks to expand the Chapel of the Epiphany to seat up to 425 and include two classrooms for all divisions, expand the Outdoor Chapel to seat up to 200, and create an outdoor classroom and spaces for spiritual reflection.

Play Spaces

What is childhood without play? At Heathwood, play serves as an important educational tool. It helps students develop a love of community, physical activity, and exploration. Play also presents students with opportunities to negotiate with their peers, practice empathy, compete fairly, and solve problems outside of the classroom. Equally important, play is fun, and a childhood spent playing on Heathwood’s idyllic campus is one rich in delight.

To promote wellness and enable our student to better enjoy our 122-acre campus, the campaigns seeks to renovate and expand the Lower School playground and ball courts, create new outdoor dining and common areas for Upper School students, establish new basketball courts, and to better define and enhance green recreation spaces for the Lower and Middle Schools.


Heathwood would like to thank The Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation for funding this pillar of the Campaign.

PEAK, an acronym for the Pursuit of Environmental Adventure and Knowledge, is Heathwood’s signature leadership program. The PEAK program is designed to serve both our campus and the broader community. Students are provided with hands-on learning experiences that promote a deeper understanding of the natural world, push their limits, and foster collaboration. Students walk away from each PEAK engagement with the confidence and skills needed to take risks, make meaningful decisions, and work as a team. The Midlands community may also use Heathwood’s PEAK facilities, which exposes them to Heathwood’s 122-acre campus and commitment to hands-on learning.

Through a generous gift from the Darnall W. and Susan F. Boyd Foundation, the Boyd PEAK Center, a state-of-the-art outdoor leadership conference center with new classrooms and meetings, office, and storage spaces, opened last year. Additionally, the Odyssey Course was expanded and new climbing elements were added to the Alpine SkyPark.

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