How we do what we do is what differentiates us. Our emphasis on relationship-based, collaborative learning brings academic rigor to life.
How did your school begin?
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School was chartered by the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina and opened in 1951 in the Heath mansion near downtown. We moved to our current campus on South Beltline in the late 1970s. From day one, Heathwood has practiced a non-discriminatory admission policy, which continues to be an important part of our mission.
What is the mission of your school?
Heathwood Hall is a college preparatory school with a strong Episcopal heritage of stewardship, inclusivity and respect for the dignity of every human being. Heathwood walks with students, challenging them to balance the highest standards of scholarship, citizenship and servant leadership. Through the richness of community, we learn, grow and worship as we cultivate and celebrate the power of the individual mind, the soundness of body and the value of a joyful and spiritual life.
What differentiates your school from other schools in the area?
How we do what we do is what differentiates us. Our emphasis on relationship-based, collaborative learning brings academic rigor to life. Faculty inspires students to go beyond mere memorization of facts and formulas to discover a real love of learning. We also have several signature programs that are unique to Heathwood, including:
• Winterim: a week-long educational experience for Upper School students that allows them to follow their interests through global travel and local internships.
• PEAK and SEED: our award-winning outdoor leadership and environmental education programs in which students explore and care for our 122-acre campus.
• Expert College counseling: We have a true expert in the field guiding Upper School students and families methodically. Susan E. McGuire is a former assistant director of admissions at Brown University and a college counselor and academic advisor in the United States and abroad with more than 20 years of experience.
What inspires you daily?
Our faculty recognizes the highest potential in each student as something to be nurtured and cultivated, rather than corrected or changed. That is inspirational to me.
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