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Why Be a Part of the THA Family?

· Independent, College Prep School Serving K1-12th Grade
· Excellence in Academics with 100% College Acceptance
· Expanding Technology and STEM Program
· Full Day-Year Round-K1, K2, K3 Program
· After School and Summertime Program
· Outstanding Music Program-Sponsored by Mrs. G’s Music Foundation
· Dual College Enrollment for 11th and 12th Grade High School Students
· AdvancED  and SACS Accreditation
· Competitive Athletics Program including Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Sporting Clays, Cheerleading, and

Our ultimate goal at THA is to continue to provide our students with a safe and loving environment with a strong education to be successful in their future endeavors.

Thomas Heyward Academy, located in Ridgeland, SC serves the needs of students from K2 to 12th grade.  THA is a member of and is accredited by the South Carolina Association of Independent Schools (SCISA). Thomas Heyward Academy was the first institution to receive SCISA Advanced Accreditation which is the highest accreditation awarded by the Association. THA is a non-profit corporation managed by a Board of Directors.               


Our Mission is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, leading, and serving in a diverse world. We are dedicated to the development of each student in mind and body through academics, arts, and athletics in a safe and engaging environment.

The school is equally committed to the development of each student’s character, with an emphasis on our core values:

Compassion: A deep feeling for and understanding of others without regard to race, age creed, or social standing. This includes kindness, generosity, forgiveness, caring, friendship, love, and sharing toward all people including the physically and mentally challenged.

Integrity: A steady and faithful observance of a code of moral values. This includes honesty in word and deed and a sense of right and wrong.

Perseverance:  The inner strength to remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles. This includes dedication, consistency, and having a positive attitude.

Respect:  Having a high regard for oneself and others. This includes self-worth, pride, physical well-being, contentment, peace, humor, appreciation for differences and individuality, fairness, and tolerance.

Responsibility:  Being reliable and following through on commitments. This includes being responsible for your actions as a family member, teacher, student, and citizen. It also includes demonstrating your responsibility through having self-control and helping others.

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We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. We collect certain information or data about you when you use our website.
This includes:
*Questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your IP address and browser version if you send a message via a form on our website, Your IP address from which you access our website, and details of which version of web browser and operating system you used, The date and time of your visit , Google Analytics data, which is information on how you use our website, using cookies and page tagging techniques to help us improve our website , The website address of the website from which you accessed our website, The approximate location from which you viewed our website