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 2018:

  • Last year's senior class graduated 74 students.
  • Members of the Class of 2018 were accepted to 109 colleges in 27 states, the District of Columbia, Canada and Scotland.
  • They will attend 37 colleges in 18 states and the District of Columbia.
  • Class members were admitted to numerous Ivy League and higly selective schools including Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, West Point, Vanderbilt, and more.
  • Nine members of the class were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; six were named National Merit Commended Scholars, three were named National Merit Scholars, and two were named National Hispanic Scholars.
  • Two members of the class were named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
  • The average SAT score was 1307, and the average ACT was 28.9.
  • 47% of the class scored 1350 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT or higher.
  • 67 members (91%) of the class completed 299 Advanced Placement courses and exams before completing their Hammond diplomas.
  • 70% completed three or more AP courses and exams.
  • 57% completed four or more AP courses and exams.
  • 42% completed five or more AP courses and exams.
  • 27% completed six or more AP courses and exams.
  • 17 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 2018 were offered merit scholarships in excess of $8.2 million dollars.
  • Fiver will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level in cheerleading, basketball, and football.
  • 21 students (28% of the class) of the class earned GPA's of 4.5 or higher and were awarded the designation of Honor Graduate. 



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