Search form

Lower School Messing Around 4

Nurturing hearts, minds, & spirits

Time and time again, young alumni will stop by campus to visit and tell us all of the wonderful things that they are doing—we’ll hear stories of the various courses they’re taking or jobs that they’re embarking upon, and it always gives me a sense of satisfaction. Even more gratifying is when they tell us how well prepared they are for their current undertakings because of their experience in the Upper School at Heathwood. This, after all, is the goal of our academic program: to inspire our students to explore their academic passions and to provide them with the tools and habits that they need to excel.

Our academic program has three key elements that distinguish it from other programs:

A challenging and supportive educational experience that provides an excellent foundation for college. Occasions for deep analysis and scholarship—for not simply absorbing knowledge but also contributing to it.

Opportunities for exploring new interests and passions. We provide these elements through a careful sequencing of core classes, a rich selection of electives and AP courses, an outstanding faculty (the most honored independent school faculty in the state), and a number of signature programs, most notably our Senior Exhibition capstone research project (modeled after a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation process) and our Winterim program, an immersive, experiential learning program that transforms the world into our classroom.

A challenging and supportive educational experience that provides an excellent foundation for college. Occasions for deep analysis and scholarship—for not simply absorbing knowledge but also contributing to it.