Is Hilton Head Prep an accredited school and, if so, to what organizations does it belong?
- Hilton Head Prep is accredited and affiliated with the following organizations:
- Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [SACS]
- National Association of Independent Schools [NAIS]
- Southern Association of Independent Schools [SAIS]
- South Carolina Independent School Association [SCISA]
- National Association of College Admissions Counselors
- School and Student Services [by NAIS]
- College Board, College Entrance Examination Board
- The Palmetto Association of Independent Schools. [PAIS-SC]
Are students required to wear uniforms?
- Lower school students wear school uniforms. Middle and Upper school students adhere to a dress code.
What are the school hours?
- School begins at 8 am Monday through Friday for all students. Lower and middle school students are dismissed at 3:15 pm Monday through Thursday and 1:30 pm on Friday. Upper school students are dismissed at 2:35 pm Monday through Thursday and 1:30 pm on Friday.
Is there bus service?
- School bus service is available from the Bluffton area. Please contact the Director of Facilities, Liz Nash, or Director of Admissions, Bobbie Somerville, for more information.
May a student spend the day at Hilton Head Prep?
- We welcome and encourage students to visit our beautiful campus, spend a day attending classes and meeting our faculty and students. Please contact Director of Admissions, Bobbie Somerville, at your convenience to make arrangements.
How many students on average are in each classroom?
- Our average classroom has 12 students.
I may be moving to the Hilton Head area in February, do you admit students mid-year?
- We offer rolling admissions and applications are accepted at any time throughout the calendar year. Students may be accepted if they meet the admissions requirements and there is space in the grade to which they are applying.
How many of your graduates are accepted by colleges and universities?
- We pride ourselves on being a college preparatory school. We have 100% college acceptance. Our dedicated college guidance team, led by Peg Hamilton, find the right colleges for each individual to submit applications. The students and their families meet with the college guidance counselor in their junior year to prepare for the college application process. The college guidance office assists with the submission of the application and makes certain the essential elements are all in place; application essays, developing the co-curricular resume, encouraging their extracurricular achievements, and assisting in applying for college scholarships.
Does Hilton Head Prep offer financial aid?
- Yes, we have need-based financial aid program. Families apply and qualify based on the information submitted and the analysis from School Scholarship Services. Financial aid is limited. Families should apply for financial aid by February 15.
Does applying for tuition assistance have any effect on my child's admission?
- No, the admissions process is need-blind. Students are accepted to Hilton Head Prep before financial aid is offered.