More than 140 people from more than 40 families took part in the PEAK Program’s Virtual Campout on April 3, sharing their outdoor (or indoor) adventures, meals, and fun and games with each other on the PEAK Facebook and Instagram feeds even though they could not come together in person.
The campout was PEAK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic that forced the closure of Heathwood’s campus at a time of year when students would normally be getting together for traditional PEAK campouts and... Read More
Heathwood's Makerspace may be currently closed to students, but its equipment is still being put to great use, making frames for the medical masks that are so essential in the fight against Covid-19.
Computer Science Teacher Tom Simpson has been coming to the Makerspace to use the school’s 3D printers to build the strong plastic frames that are needed to ensure that masks worn by doctors, nurses, and other front-line responders are secure and safe. Working from a design template created by... Read More
Heathwood 8th grader Diego Thrasher has been recognized for his talents in the visual arts in two ways in the last two months.
First, he learned he was accepted into the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities Summer Odyssey program, a highly competitive program with hundreds of applicants each year.
Then he learned he had an artwork accepted into the ArtFields juried art exhibit. This is also a highly competitive, juried exhibit. Diego's work will be viewable April 22... Read More
Former Heathwood and USC standout Brionna Dickerson Zimmerman (HHES ’05) has been named Heathwood’s next Head Girls’ Basketball Coach.
Brionna steps into a position previously held by John O’Cain (2009 – 2016) – who led the Highlanders to a 3A SCISA Championship in 2014 with a senior heavy team led by A’ja Wilson – and recently vacated by MS Dean of Students Rich Edwards (P ’21 & ’25), who served as the girls’ varsity basketball coach from 2016-2020.
Heathwood has been a family affair... Read More
When the Covid-19 pandemic forced the closure of Heathwood’s campus on March 16, faculty and students at all grade levels transitioned into remote learning protocols that featured both synchronous (live and interactive) and asynchronous experiences. While the exact nature of those experiences varies considerably from one grade level to another, students are continuing to cover much of the same material they would have learned in their traditional classrooms, largely thanks to exceptional work... Read More
From the White House to the Capitol, from the Jefferson Memorial to Arlington National Cemetery, Heathwood 8th graders explored key sites in and around Washington DC on March 2-5.
The trip brought 8th grade civics lessons to life through everything from policy debates to museum visits to meetings with congressional leaders.
From Argentina to Zambia, from Real Life 101 to CSI Heathwood, Heathwood's Upper School students spent the week of March 1-7 stepping beyond the traditional classroom for Winterim experiences that broaden horizons, teach new skills, provide vocational training, and more.
Premised on the understanding that young people often learn best when they are able to choose a subject and become actively immersed in its study, Winterim has been a signature Heathwood program for nearly 40 years. The... Read More
From gardening to tennis to exploring Latin America and Spain, from Comic Book Creations to Colonial and Native American Activities to Healthy Minds and Healthy Hearts, the Lower School's LEAP Week short classes give students unique opportunities to step out of the traditional classroom and explore specific interests or discover new passions.
For the Week of March 2-6, all Lower School students spent the afternoon taking two hour-long classes of their choice. In Kid Authors, students... Read More
Heathwood's Upper School Drama students earned a coveted Superior rating for their performance of the one-act play "Kaleidoscope" at the 2020 Palmetto Dramatic Association/South Carolina International Thespian Society Festival. That is the highest rating a performance can achieve, and it was earned by only a handful of the schools in attendance.
Four students also earned individual acting awards:
Kate Falvey: Superior
Sydney Helms and Ava Rosenbaum: Excellent
Elliott Cox: Honorable... Read More
Heathwood was honored to host U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Mick Zais on February 12 as he toured the school to learn about innovative Heathwood programs and their impacts on students.
Dr. Zais, a retired Army General who has also served as President of Newberry College and S.C. Superintendent of Education, came to Heathwood in support of the Department of Education’s goal of diversifying K-12 educational offerings to better meet the diverse needs of American students. To that end, he... Read More