Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
​ Heathwood Boys Varsity Head Soccer Coach Andrew Richardson capped off a stellar 2015-16 season by being honored as S.C. Private/Parochial School Coach of the Year by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Richardson had already been named SCISA Co-Regional Coach of the Year, but being recognized by a national body of his peers was, he says, even more of an honor. That Richardson would have caught the attention of the NSCAA comes as no surprise to anyone who followed Heathwood... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Heathwood’s popular PEAK Student Leadership (PSL) program is primed for another successful year now that 40 Upper School students completed the Basic Training program that allows them to become PSL leaders. Helping with PEAK programs that serve all Heathwood students, as well as students and adults from beyond the Heathwood community, PSL members provide instruction and facilitation for nearly every event offered through thePEAK program, including rope course events, camping, paddling, biking... Read More
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016
Always set goals for yourself, and then make a plan for achieving them. That was the core piece of advice NFL All-Pro kicker Neil Rackers shared with Heathwood’s 4th graders when he visited with them on August 22. Rackers, who played college football with 4th-grade teacher Leah Fitts’ husband, Steven, at the University of Illinois, holds NFL records for the most field goals of 55 yards or more in one quarter, the most field goals of 50 yards or more in one game, and the most tackles by a... Read More
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016
The Highlander Club is excited to announce that it’s re-launching its athletic booster program for Heathwood’s youngest students—the Junior Highlander Club. Open to families with preschool-4th-grade students, membership in the Junior Highlander Club comes with two season passes to home games for all Heathwood sports, a Junior Highlander Club t-shirt, and six tickets for popcorn or snow cones, redeemable at Heathwood athletic events. Membership is $50, with t-shirts and coupons for additional... Read More
Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016
Heathwood lifer Peyton Bryant, ’06, has just begun his tenure as the alumni representative on Heathwood’s Board of Trustees. In that role he is the voice for all Heathwood alumni.  His goals include building a stronger alumni network and facilitating deeper connections between alumni and the school. After graduating from Heathwood in 2006, Peyton attended Wake Forest University, where he majored in economics and minored in religion and entrepreneurship. After graduation, he returned to... Read More
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2016
There are countless ways Heathwood students can contribute to the Columbia community. And there are countless ways the community can contribute to our students’ education. Those are just two of many takeaways for Heathwood faculty and staff who participated in Columbia Connections In-Service expeditions on August 10. Heathwood’s Columbia Connections program extends our learning environment by providing unique educational opportunities with leaders from the academic, cultural, scientific, non... Read More
Posted on Thursday, June 2, 2016
Upper School history teacher John Pulford joined Heathwood’s faculty in 1983—meaning that upon his retirement this spring, he will have been a member of the Heathwood community for half of the school’s history. But it’s not just the longevity of his tenure that earned him recognition as one of two 2016 Devanny Award winners. It’s the breadth and quality of his contributions to the school that have made him a true Heathwood institution. In addition to being beloved as an inspiring teacher, Mr.... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
A strong season ended in impressive—and dramatic—fashion for the Boys Varsity Soccer Team, who made it all the way to the state finals before falling to perennial powerhouse Porter Gaud in a hard-fought championship game. Expectations for the team were high from the start, as evidenced by a preseason #3-in-the-state ranking. With a 14-7-1 record and a strong preseason tournament performance, the team mostly lived up to expectations, and earned a playoff berth—and that’s when things got ... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The awards just keep coming for rising Senior Jaylen Davis’s scientific research. After earning 1st place for both her written work and her oral presentation at this year’s South Carolina Junior Academy of Sciences conference in April, Jaylen recently learned that she is also one of 11 students statewide (and the only student from an independent school) chosen to represent South Carolina at the AJAS (American Junior Academy of Science) and AAAS  (American Association of the Advancement of... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Heathwood’s 2015-16 yearbook was the clear standout in this year’s SCISAcompetition, winning three of five categories and receiving honorable mention in a fourth. The ambitious approach of this year’s editors, who held the book to consistently high standards and greatly expanded coverage of programs, events, and experiences all across campus, was validated with SCISA awards for Best Photography, Best Copywriting, and the Best All Around Yearbook, as well as an honorable mention for Layout and ... Read More

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