Fast Facts About Hammond

Founded:  1966

Students and Faculty

  • 840 students in PK – 12th grades
  • 48% boys & 51% girls with 19% minority
  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • 150 faculty and staff members
  • 16 years average teacher experience


107 acre campus + 112 acre farm

2 gymnasiums

19 main buildings contain 85 classrooms

Fitness Center

Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)

Wrestling Barn

Developmental Enrichment Center (DEC)

Lighted football stadium

2 libraries

Lighted baseball field

4 labs

8 tennis courts

4 art studios

Cross-country track

2 music studios

Practice fields

Early Technology Center

Soccer/track and field complex

College Counseling Center

Softball field

2 dining halls

Lacrosse field

350 seat theatre

International Residential Houses


Golf Short-range Practice Course

Lecture Hall


Fine Arts

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

Alumni/ae:  3172 

Class of 2016 

  • Last year’s senior class graduated 74 students.
  • Members of the Class of 2016 were accepted to 101 colleges in 28 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom.
  • They will attend 40 colleges in 17 states, the District of Columbia, and the United Kingdom.
  • 54% percent will attend in state while 46% percent will attend out of state.
  • Class members boasted appointments to 1 US Service Academy as well as other highly-selective admits including Duke, Georgetown, Middlebury, Vassar, and more.
  • Two members of the class were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation; one was named a National Merit Commended Scholar, and one was named a National Merit Scholar
  • There were 19 scores of 700 or higher on the Critical Reading, Math, or Writing sections of the SAT.
  • The average SAT score (Critical Reading and Math combined) for the Class of 2016 was 1214, and the average ACT score was 27.6.
  • 36% percent of the class scored 1300 on the SAT or 29 on the ACT or higher.
  • 65 members (88%) of the class completed 252 Advanced Placement courses and exams before completing their Hammond diplomas.
  • 61% completed three or more AP courses and exams.
  • 46% completed four or more AP courses and exams.
  • 32% completed five or more AP courses and exams.
  • 16% completed six or more AP courses and exams.
  • 10 students (14 % of the class) met the qualifications to be named South Carolina Palmetto Fellows, the state’s highest lottery funded scholarship award.
  • 63 students (85% of the class) were offered merit scholarships in excess of 7.2 million dollars.
  • Seven will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level in basketball, football, soccer, and swimming.
  • And lastly, 17 students (23% 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

 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 and a 112 acre farm


  • 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

Hammond School

854 Galway Lane, Columbia, SC 29209  •  P:803.776.0295