Private Independent school from PK through 12th grade.

Founded: 1966


Outdoor Education Program

  • Outstanding natural history program and Naturalist-in-Residence for Lower and Middle School focusing on Primitive Technology
  • Comprehensive wilderness program for the Upper School
  • 107 acre campus with woodlands and wetlands

Fine Arts

  • Music, visual, and performing arts at all levels
  • Select Ensemble
  • Fringe Festival 

Class of 2019 Senior Statistics:

  • This year’s senior class will graduate 71 students.
  • Members of the Class of 2019 were accepted to 85 colleges in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Australia.
  • Class members were admitted to numerous highly-selective schools including Rice, Cal-Berkeley, Middlebury, Davidson, UNC-Chapel Hill, Vassar, Southern Cal, and more.
  • Three members of the class were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit Scholars.
  • One member of the class was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, one of the nation’s highest honors representing the top 621 American high school students.
  • 16 students (23% of the class) met the qualifications to be named South Carolina Palmetto Fellows, the state’s highest lottery funded scholarship award.
  • Members of the Class of 2019 were offered merit scholarships in excess of 6.5 million dollars.
  • The average SAT score was 1278, and the average ACT score was 30.9.
  • 39% percent of the class scored 1350 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT or higher.
  • 66 members (93%) of the class completed 299 Advanced Placement courses and exams before completing their Hammond diplomas.
  • 20 students (28% of the class) earned GPA’s of 4.5 or higher and were awarded the designation of Honor Graduate.
But in true Hammond fashion, the Class of 2019 has been quick to invest themselves outside the classroom and in life beyond our gates.

  • They are travelers, one student to over 20 different countries

  • They are philanthropists - Eagle Scouts, recyclers, transitional housing volunteers, children’s hospital fundraisers, and creators of programming for inner-city youth.

  • They are artists, students who have been movie extras, safety video stars, musicians who have recorded and released albums, and singers who’ve performed in venues all over the globe including St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome and Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

  • They are multi-sport, accomplished athletes, nine of whom will continue their careers at the collegiate level in basketball, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, and track, and another who won a gold medal representing the United States as a soccer player in the International Maccabi Games.
  • They are adventurers, climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and the Swiss Alps, finishing half iron-mans, SCUBA diving, funding trips to Africa with jewelry-making, and creating water sources in Nigeria.

  • They are agents of change giving Ted talks on human trafficking, teenage suicide prevention, pediatric cancer research, poverty, and conflict minerals.
The Class of 2019 is a community of scholars, artists, activists, adventurers, athletes, scientists, philanthropists, and so much more.



Global Emphasis

  • Annual Country of Study with a faculty member from each division visiting the country
  • International travel for faculty and students including eleventh grade trip to Costa Rica
  • Overnight school trips beginning in the fourth grade


  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • South Carolina Independent School Association
  • South Carolina Independent School Athletic Association


  • NAIS
  • SAIS
  • PAIS
  • College Board
  • Morehead Schools
  • Cum Laude Society