As if running Heathwood’s strength and conditioning program, coaching football, and heading up the Bigger Than Sports Foundation wasn’t enough, Heathwood Strength Coach Jay Spearman is now also an author. His children’s book, I Was Chosen To Be a Friend, was published last spring, and it may be the first of many.
Written for children ages 4-10, I Was Chosen To Be a Friend tells the story of Jayce, a young boy whose parents’ military careers compel him to move to a new town where he doesn’t... Read More
Donna Washington is telling a story about a witch in a swamp, and Heathwood students are on the edge of their seats. Eyes grow round as she describes the children who’ve lost their way, the dark water, the roots of trees like legs ready to rise up and move, and the mysterious red-haired woman in a house hidden deep in the swamp, until— “GAAAAAH!”—the witch pounces. Students jump six inches out of their seats, then fall back laughing at their gullibility, and breathless for the story to go... Read More
Eighth grader Annie Benoit finished in first place among all 200 students at the 2019 SCISA State Math Meet, and she and fellow 8th graders Allison Davis, Spencer Thomas, and Charles Willcox, along with 7th grader Kaitlyn McFarland finished in 3rd place out of 44 teams in the team competition.
6th grader Jay Nelson earned the highest score on Heathwood's Team Two. Other participants included 8th grader Nicole Craft and 6th graders Leo Caplinger, Lydia Morton, Xander Pertile, Lexi Raman, and... Read More
Upper School Art Teacher Scotty Peek, former Middle School Art Teacher Brian Rego, and Heathwood alumna Mary Gilkerson are three of the nine featured artists in the Columbia Museum of Art's Exhibit "En Plein Air: Scenes of South Carolina."
The exhibit, which runs October 4 - January 12, is being staged in conjunction with the museum's concurrent exhibition "Van Gogh and His Inspirations," which likewise features Plein Air -- or outdoor-- paintings. The works on display showcase both the... Read More
It's not every day a helicopter lands on Heathwood's soccer practice field. And it's certainly not every day that we're visited by the SWAT team or the Richland County Sheriff's Office's K9 Unit. But on October 3, all those visitors and more came to Heathwood to meet with Lower School students for Community Helpers Day.
Coordinated through Heathwood's Columbia Connections program, Community Helpers Day brought to life the 1st graders' study of all the different kids of helpers--from police... Read More
From debating to yoga, photography to frisbee, graphic novels to broadcast news, and more -- Tuesday, September 24 was the first day of Middle School Clubs, a chance for students to step out of the traditional classroom and learn while having fun.
Being part of a club is another opportunity for students to learn a new skill, contribute to the thinking of a group, and socialize with others, says Middle School Head Suzanne Nagy. "Clubs can offer important life skills like leadership, service,... Read More
Almost ten percent of Heathwood's seniors have been recognized by the Naitonal Merit program for their exceptional performance on the PSAT.
Seniors Riley Haywood, Andrew Sobel, and DuBose Tuller are 2019 National Merit Semifinalists, meaning they were among the nation's highest scorers on the 2018 PSAT.
Seniors Olivia Antonetti and Baron Stanton are National Merit Commended Scholars, meaning they were among the top 50,000 of the approximately 1.6 million juniors who took the PSAT last fall.
We are thrilled to welcome a strong group of new faculty to Heathwood for the 2019-20 school year. Several of them already have ties to Heathwood, as parents, previous teachers, or both. Collectively, they bring decades of teaching experience to their new roles.
We’ll profile each of our new teachers in more depth over the course of the semester through our “Faculty Fridays” series on Facebook, but for now, here’s a quick introduction to each of them.
Katie Kneece—... Read More
The Heathwood Boys Cross Country Team finished first out of 24 teams to win the Skyhawk Invitational Cross Country Meet at Hammond School on August 24.
In their first race of the season, the Highlanders were off to an impressive start, with eight runners setting personal records and seven more achieving their personal best time on the Hammond course.
The Highlanders were paced by junior Neb Sneath and sophomore Hugh Willcox, who finished in 4th and 5th places respectively. Junior Joe... Read More
In preparation for work they'll be doing this year testing water quality in the Gills Creek Watershed, seven Heathwood students earned certification on August 13 as South Carolina Adopt-a-Stream Volunteer Water Quality Monitors.
Seniors Olivia Antonetti, Sydney Helms, and Ava Rosenbaum, junior Hanna Jacobsson, sophomore Owen Bennett, 6th grader Davis Hagstette, and 5th grader Cullen Norman are now qualified to conduct water quality testing for air temperature, water temperature, pH,... Read More