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Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2018
“It’s not about you. It’s about those who come after you.” That’s what leadership means to gubernatorial candidate and Heathwood alumnus and parent James Smith (’86), who spoke with Upper School students on October 3 as part of the Studies in Leadership program. “Leadership is about a commitment to be there for people and a knowledge that they will be there for you,” Smith said. “We should all be doing all we can to make things better than we found them.” Smith’s own commitment to... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Heathwood 7th grader Jais Ward won the prestigious Lowcountry Invitational cross country meet on September 29, finishing in 1st place among 322 runners. It was Ward's second win of the season, and among the four races she has run for the Highlanders this year, she's finished no lower than in 5th place. Lady Highlanders Laela Caplinger, Catherine Barron, Cameron Truesdale, Taylor Washington, Grayson Elliott, and Mela Gisewhite also notched strong performances to help Heathwood finish in 9th... Read More
Posted on Monday, October 1, 2018
Heathwood Early Childhood and Lower School students are helping an endangered species in its fight for survival through their work making Heathwood a Monarch Butterfly Way Station—and their efforts paid off in September, when they were able to tag and release some two dozen Monarchs on behalf of the Monarch Watch organization. Famed for their annual mass migration from Canada and the U.S. to Mexico and California, Monarchs have become increasingly endangered as development and widespread use... Read More
Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018
More than 80 people attended this year's Generations Breakfast on September 25. Held each year during Homecoming Week, the Generations Breakfast brings together the families of Heathwood alumni whose children currently attend the school. Fun fact: there is at least one alumni family in every grade at Heathwood, from EC 2 to 12th grade!  
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018
We are excited to welcome 14 talented new teachers to Heathwood this year and will be profiling each of them this semester. This week's featured faculty member is Upper School Biology Teacher Geoffrey Thomas, who holds degrees in both biology and art history from Wofford, earned a Masters degree at USC, and has taught at Dorman and Nation Ford high schools. He also has extensive experience coaching quiz bowl teams.   What do you enjoy most about teaching?  I decided to join the teaching... Read More
Willis Ware Celebrates Championship
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2018
On our South Beltline campus, Willis Ware can be found all over the place.  Whether he’s patrolling the Upper School, interacting with students, teaching classes, coordinating community service projects, organizing clubs and meetings, or coaching up his Cross Country or Track dynasties, saying that Coach Ware covers a lot of ground is truly an understatement.  But while it may seem that he is constantly on the move, now is nothing compared to the journey that’s taken him to Columbia, which... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Two members of Heathwood’s Upper School history department spent the summer honing their teaching skills through a prestigious fellowship program for faculty members at independent schools. John Adams and Sara Burrows were named 2018 Athena Summer Fellows. They joined a cohort of 50 humanities teachers at elite independent schools nationwide who worked together to share ideas, assignments, best practices, and more. Athena Fellows spend 5-7 hours a week for two months over the summer immersed... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2018
  We're excited about all the talented new teachers who have joined Heathwood's faculty this year and will be profiling each of them in the weeks to come.  After attending Heathwood as a "lifer," Elizabeth Grove is now returning to serve as Upper School Counselor and as an associate in the PEAK Program for outdoor education, leadership, and adventure.  She holds a B.A. from Clemson and an Ed.S. in Counseling from the University of South Carolina and is returning to counseling following a... Read More
Catherine Savoca '15
Posted on Thursday, September 6, 2018
Heathwood graduate, Catherine Savoca '15, was featured in The Columns, Washington and Lee's Magazine.  The Columns ran an interview with Catherine highlighting her work exploring the real estate development industry this summer as a sales and marketing intern in Lisbon, Portugal.   Read the full interview here...
Posted by Early in the 2018 Fall season, two Highlanders have been recognized for their performances state-wide! on Thursday, September 6, 2018
The beginning to the 2018-19 academic year has seen several of our Athletic teams and athletes earn strong performances, both on campus and throughout the area and state!  For two athletes, these performances have been recognized by different media outlets, earning accolades for both! Rondarius Porter ('22) was named Midlands Player of the Week by The State Newspaper following the Varsity Football team's 13-12 overtime win in Week 2 over Wilson Hall in Sumter!  Porter helped limit the Barons... Read More