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Columbia, SC
Students enrolled: 776

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3000 South Beltline Boulevard
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 231-7739
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October 05, 2015
We were not satisfied with the willingness of a teacher to help a student who needed extra help. The teacher never offered. The educators I know who work in public schools have always been available and offered additional help after school to students in need. Also, since changing schools, we have learned that the education offered is not competitive with the education offered at public schools in nearby areas. Unfortunately, we have had to hire a tutor to help our child catch up with the other students in her elementary class. The child will also receive intervention to increase math skills because they were not on grade level with the elementary students in the same grade. This new information has made me want to share, so other parents will consider other options. We feel like our hard-earned money was not well-spent for the education offered at HH. From information I've received from other parents, there are better choices for private school, such as Hammond or Timmerman.

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Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
August 30, 2015
I am only responding in relation to my child's last year at the school. The teacher she had her first year was excellent.

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Amount of homework: Just right
August 30, 2015
The homework was not challenging. The assignments selected were often tedious, too simple, and not challenging enough.

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February 17, 2015
Extremely unsatisfied with a few teachers (their attitude towards learning) and the lack of education at this school. My son (who went to a public school before) has already learned everything he's been "taught" at Heathwood Hall this year. Unbelievable. Save yourselves the time and do not make the same mistake, I am pulling my son out of Heathwood this year.

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November 29, 2014
This school is a joke. The students who go there act friendly, but when you actually go there for a few days, they either ignore you or be fake to your face and talk about you behind your back. (I got a number of students' opinions on this). I came to Heathwood during Freshman year, and have regretted it ever since. The education is not outstanding at all. I "Expect(ed) more" (HHES's logo), but I did not "get more". Very disappointed. The teachers are the only good thing about this school. A total waste of 16k.

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August 31, 2014
This is the best school in Columbia... PERIOD! My child is in 10th grade and has been here all along. Our children are diverse, inclusive, gifted, and achievers. I know many people in other private and public schools. There is no comparison. Heathwood is the best!

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May 06, 2011
I have two children that attend HHES. It is a challenging college-prep learning environment. I have had students in the lower school, middle school and now the upper school. Some of the high points are small learning environments, the PEAK outdoor education program, athletics, safe learning environment and academics. There are strengths and weaknesses within the academic program, there are a few teachers at each grade level; especially in the middle school that should not be teaching. Overall, I find that the curriculum is above average in comparison to the local public school options. There has been quite a bit of turn-over recently in the administration; but I believe that the ultimate goal is to find the best fit for HHES. Overall, as a parent I feel that my children are receiving an above average education, but overall HHES is training the whole child; including their character and spiritual development. My children are happy and love going to school everyday.

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April 10, 2010
Senior year is a joke here. The students do very little work unless in AP Classes. Some of the teachers are very good and others shouldn't be there any longer because there are better teachers available. Parents do not have a lot of say in what happens at this school. Used to be better but has changed for the worse

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November 01, 2009
My 12th grader has attended since 7th grade and had an excellent experience. The academics are quite challenging and a good fit for goal-oriented hard-working students. Sports and music programs are broad and well-supported. Teachers have been super. Some administrator and English teacher turnover in the middle-school has created problems for our younger child recently. I do recommend the school for it's college-prep programs and safe environment. My son was admitted to the college he wanted to go to on both an academic and arts scholarship.

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July 13, 2009
I was so excited about my child going to Heathwood going in but feel that there needs to be alot more emphasis on learning and the basics versus play to learn. Also, there needs to be more of an outreach to enroll more minorities.

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July 06, 2009
It focuses more on extra curricular activities and new options or students than academics and appearance. Not that it is not a bad thing for kids to have new choices, but school is a place for learning and a little play not play and a little learning.

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July 06, 2005
I have enjoyed my children's year at Heathwood Hall. I believe that the children's education was pretty well rounded and that they had quality teachers. I would like to see more minorities represented in teacher/teacher aid positions that are well qualified. Overall, the school experience was wonderful!

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August 03, 2004
Great school for African American students!! First, H2 emphasizes educating the whole student including nuturing and growth potential, regardless of color, gender, religion, etc. In the public schools, they tend to emphasize color then the student. Often times this leads to an automatic failure of children left behind in schools. Second, what I most enjoyed about my experience is the variety and diversity of both students and parents. Both students and parents develop gifts to return to H2 without pressure of being the 'perfect person.' Third, my children attended both pubic schools in Irmo and H2. I can honestly say the commute from Irmo to H2 is well worth it. I saw my children develop and grow, not as African American students, but as students who are African American with talents and gifts to share with others!!

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February 23, 2004
Definitely a school of excellence. Committed teachers, high standards, emphasis on education in a Christian environment.

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August 25, 2003
Excellent school. Small class size. Excellent teachers in English and Humanities. Teachers are very close to students and communicate well with parents. High level of discipline is the norm, without any pressure or punishment. I see a great potential in this school and its students, as life-skills are reinforced by example rather than mandates. Although an episcopal school, secular thinking is encouraged. I wish they started teaching physics and chemistry at grade 6-7 rather than at grade 8-9. Good choice of extracurricular activities

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Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
3000 South Beltline Boulevard, Columbia, SC  29201
(803) 231-7739
Last modified Heathwood Hall Episcopal School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top