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Class of 2022 Senior Statistics:

Class Information and Admission Information
  • This year’s senior class will graduate 76 students.
  • Members of the Class of 2022 were accepted to 100 colleges in 29 states, the District of Columbia, England, and France.
  • They will attend 43 colleges in 19 states, the District of Columbia, England, and France.
  • 49% percent will attend in-state while 51% percent will attend out of state.
  • One member of the class was recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as a National Merit Finalist, and two students werenamed National Merit Commended Scholars. Two additional students were named College Board National Recognition Program Scholars.
  • 23 students (30 % 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 2022 were offered academic scholarships in excess of $10.7 million dollars, including four US service academic appointments that cover the full cost of attendance.
Testing and Grades
  • The average SAT score was 1269, and the average ACT score was 27.5
  • 49% percent of the class scored 1300 on the SAT or 28 on the ACT or higher.
  • 28 students (37% of the class) earned GPAs of 4.5 or higher and were awarded the designation of Honor Graduate.
Points of Pride
  • The Class of 2022, remarkable in its own right, has invested itself outside the classroom and in life beyond our gates.
  • Twenty-one members of the class are children of Hammond graduates, 30 have attended for 14 years, and 8 have attended since kindergarten. They have traveled the globe, speak several languages, and count Hammond travel opportunities among their greatest experiences.
  • They are multi-sport, accomplished athletes, nine of whom will continue their careers at the collegiate level in football, baseball, equestrian, soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Among them are the first South Carolinian to win a match at the National Prep wrestling championship, the 3rd place national champion in the Hershey Track & Field Junior Olympics, a top 20 nationally ranked baseball player, and a second-degree Black Belt.
  • They are philanthropists - Eagle Scouts, humanitarians, recyclers, and fundraisers. They’ve coached the Special Olympics, volunteered with therapeutic riding programs, started a fundraiser based on touchdowns, served meals to the homeless, raised money for Somalian refugees, volunteered for the Red Cross during the pandemic, and performed community service at home and in Fiji, Kenya, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and New York City.
  • They are agents of change and entrepreneurs – These students have played bingo with senior citizens, interned at a neurodevelopmental disorder’s lab, sorted humanitarian aid, become a certified rat tickler for research, shadowed at the Unumb Center for Neurodevelopment, served as an ambassador for an international organization providing cleft palate surgeries, and assisted sea turtles giving birth. These students have created clothing lines, designed themed birthday parties, started jewelry businesses, and become influencers.
  • More importantly, they are Skyhawks. – Among their most memorable experiences are state championship wins, class trips, nature walks with Mr. Mancke, Country of Study Days, pep rallies, football Fridays, writing letters to their 12th grade selves in 7th grade, and traveling to Costa Rica. The words of one student, however, particularly resonated with us, “My school experience has been made so meaningful because of my involvement. I have always had room to explore and create and Hammond has allowed me to grow as a person in incredible ways. All of my best qualities have formed as a result of going to school here.”



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

Fine Arts

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

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


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