Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021
Heathwood Hall seniors Henry Haywood, Alexander Roberts, Jimmy Ruskell, Ryan Shelley, and Savannah Smith have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as 2022 National Merit Semifinalists. They are among a select group of 16,000 students nationwide who earned top scores on the PSAT in the fall of 2020. From the approximately 16,000 Semifinalists, about 15,000 are expected to advance to the Finalist level, and in February they will be notified of this designation. All... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2021
Six Heathwood Upper School students have been recognized for their academic achievement through the College Board National African American Recognition Program. Seniors Kayla Barnes, Robert Golden, Derek Lewis, Brooklyn Moore, and Myles Roberts and junior Max Hagood are all 2022 honorees through the program. In order to qualify, students must receive excellent scores on their PSAT, SAT and/or Advance Placement tests as well as demonstrate a record of academic excellence in the classroom. 
Posted on Wednesday, September 15, 2021
The Henry Adams Medal is given annually to the top-ranking M. Arch student selected by the school to recognize academic achievement, character, and promise to professional ability. The Edward Allen Student Award is the highest honor given by the Building Technology Educators’ Society, recognizing students who, over their academic career, have demonstrated commitment, passion, curiosity, and excellence in the integration of building technology and architectural design. After completing the... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 13, 2021
Heathwood Hall turned 70 years old this week, and students, faculty, and families celebrated with birthday cake, school history trivia contests, an all-school picnic, and more. Founded as an Episcopalian day school for children in pre-kindergarten through 4th grade, Heathwood opened its doors on September 10, 1951 to a student body of under 100 children. Classes were held in the Heath mansion, on Columbia’s Heathwood Circle. Today, Heathwood Hall serves more than 800 students age 2 through... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Not only is Kelly Turbeville the Associate Director of the PEAK program at Heathwood, but you can find her jumping out of airplanes, yes that's right, SKYDIVING. "After doing my first tandem, I was hooked! I began the program in 2017 and have never looked back. Over the last year I have received my Coach Rating and C-License. This October, I will be heading to Arizona with just over 400 jumps to compete at Nationals for two different events: 4Way FS and 8Way FS."
Posted on Monday, August 30, 2021
This summer was the 17th Annual Great Newburgh to Beacon Hudson River Swim. This event raised over $35,000 for improvements for a community river pool. The 20-foot floating pool was originally proposed by folk music legend and River Pool co-founder Pete Seeger. The design of the partially submerged pool is environmentally sensitive with the Hudson River flowing through it.
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Moving to a new division can feel daunting -- but a new Heathwood program is designed to ease the transition. The Upper School's 9th and 12th grade buddies and the Middle School's 5th and 8th grade buddies met this week to start making the connections that help new students feel welcomed into the community. In keeping with Heathwood Hall's longstanding tradition of buddy programs that pair older and younger students together in the classroom -- such as Biology Buddies, Reading Buddies, and... Read More
Posted on Friday, August 20, 2021
Heathwood Hall kicked off its 70th anniversary year on August 18, welcoming 811 Highlanders age 2-12th grade back to campus. After a half day of school, students and their families celebrated the start of the new school year at the 5th Annual Heathwood Food Truck Rodeo. We are thrilled to have our students on campus again and can't wait to see what the 2021-22 school year will bring. See our first day of school video recap here. See our first day photo gallery here.
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2021
The Columbia Regional Business Report has an ongoing “Coffee With” video series, which features executives sharing insights about the industry in which they work and the community in which they live. Recently, SC Biz News publisher Rick Jenkins had coffee with Peyton Bryant, Senior Broker and Principal at NAI Columbia. Peyton and Rick talked about a variety of topics, including how with over 200+ years of combined local experience in commercial real estate, among eight partners, they bring... Read More
Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2021
Congratulations to A'ja Wilson '14 on her Gold Medal Win in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan (played in Summer 2021).

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