Recent News Articles

Recent News Articles

Posted on Friday, October 4, 2019
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
Posted on Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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
Posted on Thursday, September 19, 2019
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.
Posted on Monday, September 16, 2019
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.   Early Childhood Katie Kneece—... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2019
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
Posted on Thursday, August 15, 2019
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
Posted on Friday, July 12, 2019
Rising sophomores Robert Golden and Hugh Willcox have finished second in the nation in the 4x800 relay race at 2019 AAU Track Nationals on July 12. Running with two other Columbia natives on a team that grew out of the Columbia Project club that Robert and Hugh founded last year, the boys blazed through state and regional competition to advance to the national meet in Orlando. Their strong performance against the best teams in the nation follows on the heels of an impressive Highlander Track... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
In recognition of her distinguished career in public service, her impressive body of work as a social entrepreneur, and her considerable investment of time and talent in community service, alumna Caroline Mauldin '01 is the 2019 recipient of Heathwood's Anne Thornhill Weston Award. Named in honor of Heathwood teacher and administrator Dr. Anne Weston, the award is given each year to a Heathwood Hall graduate who has followed in Anne's footsteps and distinguished him or herself in the area of... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Heathwood parents Denise Hall, Kelly and Paul Olsen, and Missy and Davis Buchanan were honored on May 30 as the 2019 recipients of the Hickman Award. Named in honor of Steve Hickman, who served as Heathwood Hall’s seventh head of school from 1999-2007, the Hickman award is given annually to members of the Heathwood parent body who demonstrate “selfless commitment, consistent involvement over a period of years, and a willingness to serve in ways that enhance the daily life of the community... Read More
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2019
Heathwood held its 42 Commencement ceremony at Trinity Cathedral on May 31 and welcomed 56 members of the Class of 2019 to the ranks of its alumni. In his remarks to the graduates, Head of School Chris Hinchey hailed both their academic achievements and their strong school spirit: "Your academic, athletic and extra-curricular successes were numerous.  In countless areas on campus you pursued and achieved excellence.  The acceptances, honors, awards, and recognitions have cascaded on you all... Read More

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