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The Campaign for Heathwood Hall

Enhancing the Student Experience

Heathwood Hall cultivates creative, critical thinkers who value service to others. Heathwood’s holistic approach to education develops students’ leadership and social skills and prepares graduates for lives of purpose and impact.

Heathwood provides an education that focuses on the development of each student as a whole person. The school’s integrated curriculum strengthens the mind and produces academic excellence as illustrated below. The Heathwood experience also encourages the growth of each student’s physical and spiritual wellness through play, worship, outdoor education, athletics, and the arts.

We are excited to invite you to join Heathwood’s campaign to make our exemplary student experience even better. 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.

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

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

The Campaign Booklet

Click to download the printable campaign booklet containing renderings and information for each pillar.

Campaign Pillars and Videos

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, Heathwood offers students robust opportunities in the arts supported by faculty who ensure that students graduate with a strong foundation of technique and form. To further Heathwood’s mission and promote the arts, we seek to expand the Auditorium with seating for 275 and defined spaces for creating sets and storing costumes; create a Black Box Theater for classroom instruction and performances; modernize and upgrade to seating, lighting, and technology; and renovate the Smith-Shirley Campus Center lobby and library; update the visual arts pod and classrooms.

Click the artist's rendering of the new library to watch a video about this pillar.


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. To further Heathwood’s mission, we seek 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 300 and renovate the altar, and create an outdoor classroom and spaces for spiritual reflection. Click the artist's rendering to watch a video about this pillar. Click the artist's rendering of the new chapel to watch a video about this pillar.

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 and competition, and solve problems outside of the classroom. Equally important, play is fun, and a childhood spent playing on Heathwood’s expansive, bucolic campus is rich in delight. To further Heathwood’s mission of enhancing the student experience and promoting wellness, we seek to renovate and expand the Lower School playground and ball courts, create outdoor dining and common areas for Upper School students, and establish better-defined, more durable green recreation spaces for the Lower and Middle Schools. Click the artist's rendering of the renovated space outside the Dining Commons to watch a video about this pillar.


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. To further Heathwood’s mission, we seek to expand and combine gyms to create a state-of-the-art Athletics Center; create new athletic training and recovery spaces, weight rooms, and cardio facilities; provide facilities that can be used for wrestling, yoga, team meetings, and physical education classes; and build four additional locker rooms. Click the artist's rendering of the combined Athletics Center to watch a video about this pillar.


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. To further Heathwood’s mission, we seek to develop a new state-of-the-art outdoor leadership conference center with the following enhancements: new classroom, meeting, office, and storage spaces, Odyssey Course expansion, and a multi-level Alpine SkyPark addition. Click the artist's rendering of the Boyd Foundation PEAK Center to watch a video about this pillar.

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