History of Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

1950-1959

  Pictures from the 1950's (link is external)

Founded in 1951, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School has long been known as Columbia’s premier independent school. Our tradition of academic excellence is coupled with a longstanding commitment to experiential learning that has led to the development of many of our most distinctive programs.

Holding true to our Episcopal heritage, we celebrate and seek to develop the whole child, and to develop tenacious, sophisticated thinkers who value service to others over self-interest. We further support the development of the whole child through a rich array of extracurricular offerings that create ample opportunities for students to find and nurture their passions beyond the classroom.

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1970 - 1979

Pictures from the 1970's (link is external)

The move to new campus.(Video Clip (link is external))​​​​​​​

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.  Scott Davanny talks about the move from the Manson to the new school. 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.

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Academics

Fifth graders reading to Early Childhood 4s.

Ninth graders working with third graders on a science lab project.

Upper School students leading Lower School students through a ropes course.

Interaction between older and younger students is a hallmark of the Heathwood Hall experience. Collaborative learning, playing and serving happen regularly on our campus, creating a sense of community among students who range in age from two to 18. We know that children are inspired by each other, and the interaction between our divisions fosters confidence, leadership and joyful learning.

As one parent put it:











Listen to the Voices of heathwood Hall's Friends, Alumni, leaders and students tell thier stories. 

  Mary Belser (Board Chair 1989-1993) (link is external)

  Frank Cain 

  Scott Devanny

  Helen Henning