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Thomas Heyward Academy is an independent, college preparatory school serving Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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.