Guide to Education Around Columbia


Choosing the right school can seem like an overwhelming task. Combine that with the fact that there are so many different types of schools and education options, and it can make your head spin. Our hope is that this resource guide will answer some of your questions and that you are able to learn more about some of the options we have available right here in the Midlands. We hope that this will provide you with some guidance as you choose the right educational path for your child.

We want to thank our featured sponsor, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School. If you would like your business included in this guide, let’s chat!

*This is a sponsored guide, presented by our valued local partners. While we love sharing these resources with our readers, we have not personally vetted each individual business represented here and encourage our readers to do their own research to find the best fit for their family.

South Carolina private schools offer excellence in academics, smaller class sizes, and individualized attention to students. Parents pay tuition for their child to attend private school. Check out the great options around Columbia!

Heathwood Hall

Lower School Students

For 70 years, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School has been an educational leader in South Carolina, providing students age 2 through 12th grade with a college preparatory education in a nurturing environment. While the school’s academic program is challenging and its outcomes are second to none, it’s our commitment to the development of the whole child in mind, body, and spirit that sets a Heathwood education apart. Heathwood graduates are tenacious, sophisticated thinkers and engaged, empathetic leaders, prepared not only to take on a dynamic world but to transform it.

Parent testimonials

“We moved our children to Heathwood with high expectations, and the thought that if Heathwood did not meet those expectations, we would not stay. Heathwood has not only met our expectations but exceeded them. Our middle schooler found her confidence and her voice here. Our second grader found not only structure and excellent instruction, he also found warmth and love from his teachers. We have two very different kids. Heathwood has been able to see each as an individual and pull out the very best from both.”

Theile and Ian McVey

“As prospective parents, we were impressed with Heathwood’s commitment to academics. We liked that every teacher offered ‘extra help’ after school, and that coaches respect this time. Once our son enrolled at Heathwood, his confidence increased in just a matter of weeks. Teachers and staff have shown personal interest in his academic progress and character development. He’s also found it really easy to get to know people – both students and adults.”

Elizabeth and Pete Balthazor

3000 S Beltline Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29201

(803) 765-2309

Additional Private Schools

South Carolina charter schools offer free public school education in schools that operate independently of local public school districts. Charter School options in Columbia offer excellence in academics that focus on a variety of missions such as performing arts, cyberlearning, dual language, and more. Check out the great options around Columbia! 

Virtual schools based in South Carolina allow for excellence in education while providing flexibility to students and families. Parents work with teachers and create an individualized learning experience that fits your child and family’s needs. 

Need afterschool support, learning, or tutoring services? Check out the options below offered in Columbia. 

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