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Hilton Head Preparatory School is excited to announce the hiring of new teachers for the 2018-2019 school year.

Darcie Patrick – Director of College Counseling

Darcie Patrick brings to Prep many years of experience in advising and guiding students through the college admission process. Darcie has extensive educational and a successful business background. She is a retired teacher and a former Head of School. She has working relationships with leaders in the public, private and online schooling communities and is respected nationally as an educational consultant. She has expertise in developing a college strategy unique to each and every student. She has a BA from Elon University and a Masters Degree from Indiana University.

Ben Kozik – Instructor of Physical Education and Assistant Football Coach

Ben Kozik was formerly the Director of Athletics and Physical Education teacher at Sea Pines Montessori Academy. Ben brings a wealth of athletic experience including having been a wide receiver coach and special teams coordinator at Hamilton College and Director of Athletics at Southern Vermont College. He is a seasoned coach with over a dozen years of experience in the coaching and athletic management. He has a BS from Syracuse University where he played football and an MBA from Syracuse University.

Melanie Williams – Upper School Physics Teacher

Melanie Williams has been a physics teacher for the last 18 years and a science teacher for over 20 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to Prep's successful science department. She has a BS degree in Physics from Susquehanna University and an MS in Bioengineering from Penn State University.

Louise Goodman – Upper School World Languages Teacher and Department Head

Louise holds a BA in history and modern languages from Clemson University and an MA in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Georgia. She also working towards her Ph.D. from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. She has taught in Brazil, Peru and worked in the US Department of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

... about Hilton Head Preparatory School Announces New Hires for the 2018-2019 School Year!

Hilton Head Preparatory School Hires Chris Wells as New Varsity Baseball Coach

Hilton Head Preparatory School is excited to announce the hiring of Chris Wells as their new baseball coach for the 2018-2019 school year. "We are excited to add to the list of outstanding baseball coaches who have worked at Hilton Head Prep," announces, Rich Basirico, Prep's athletic director, "We are pleased to announce that Chris Wells will be our new Varsity Baseball Coach."

Chris has had an illustrious career with over 17 years of experience in coaching high school baseball in South Carolina. His many accomplishments include: most wins in school history at Hilton Head Island High School; six time Region Champion, and seven time Region Coach of the Year. Chris has also been an American Legion Head Coach, Head Coach of the Palmetto Games and Head Coach of the North/South All-Star Game. In addition, Chris has been the area scout of the Diamond Prospects and Associate Scout for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

When asked about his coaching philosophy, Chris says, "I firmly believe that high school athletics teaches young people important qualities that will carry them further than their athletic abilities alone and that players should have goals as students, players and young adults."

Rich also adds, "Chris brings so much experience and passion to our baseball program and we are lucky that he will be coaching our team."

... about Prep Welcomes Chris Wells as New Varsity Baseball Coach!

Parent and Student Orientation


Thursday August 9, 2018

9am-11:30am- NEW to Middle School (ALL 6th grade & NEW Middle School Students) Orientation (Lower School Commons)

12pm- ALL 8th grade lunch (Dining Hall)


Friday August 10, 2018

9am-10:30am- JK-5th grade ALL STUDENT Meet and Greet (Lower School)

10am-10:30am- All Divisions NEW PARENT Meeting (Lower School Commons)

10am-11am- NEW to Upper School (ALL 9th grade & New to Upper School Students Orientation (Field House)

11am-1pm- Middle School and Upper School Registration

*This will include picking up the schedule, setting up lockers, and completing any outstanding paperwork needed through the Admission/Matpak process.


New Students

9am-10:30am JK-5 Meet & Greet Teachers

10am-10:30am- New Parent Meeting (Lower School Commons)

10am-11am- Upper School Orientation (Field House)


Returning Students

9am-10am Lower School Meet & Greet Teachers (Lower School Commons)

11am-1pm Middle School & Upper School Student Registration


... about Parent and Student Orientation!
... about 2018 Summer Reading Requirements!

All current Prep parents and students are invited to join us on Wednesday, July 18th and Wednesday, August 8th in Prep's Dining Hall from 4-7 pm for our First Annual Uniform Swap! All Prep-branded and Prep plaid clothing accepted. All khaki or navy shorts, skirts, jumpers, dresses, and pants accepted. Dining Hall restrooms available for trying on uniforms.

... about Prep Uniform Swap!
We hope you'll join us this Saturday, May 19th for Prep's Baccalaureate Ceremony at 10 am at St. Andrews by the Sea United Methodist Church (Pope Ave.) and at 2 pm in Prep's Field House for the 2018 Graduation Ceremony! CONGRATS!

**Seniors need to arrive no later than 9:15 am to 20 Pope Ave (St. Andrew's By-The-Sea) for Baccalaureate and no later than 1:15 pm to the cafeteria for Graduation.**
... about 2018 Baccalaureate & Graduation!

Town of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award Ceremony

The Town of Hilton Head Island has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. The Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award was established to recognize the valuable contributions that youth volunteers are making in our community and encourage more young people to volunteer. The Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Award is a way to thank and honor Hilton Head Island Middle School and High School students who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service.
Hilton Head Preparatory School is pleased to announce that 42 students received awards this year. The Award is open to all middle school and high school students who attend a Hilton Head Island school. A student can receive Mayoral recognition for volunteer hours earned between May 1 and April 30 of each calendar year. There are four levels of recognition based on the hours volunteered.

Bronze Level: At least 50 hours of volunteer service;
Brandin Campis

Adam Guo

Coral Lemasters

Keira Wojcikiewicz

Silver Level: 51 to 100 hours of volunteer service;

Drew Askeland

Michael Calamari

Kierstin Clark

Heath Dutcher

Addie Eldridge

Luke Foley

Abby Freed

Julia Gigante

Sarah Griz

Spencer Hall

Lauren Harvey

Hunter Hopman

Nick Lalli

Justin Perez

Allessandra Reuben

Daiven Sharma

Evie Snipes

Anna Sulek

Ella Tomita

Holland Traver

Scout Yokley

Savannah Young

Gold Level: 101 to 150 hours of volunteer service;

Hayden Garniewicz

Max Marko

Colin McCloskey

Shalina Parker

Anna Pellicci

Thor Pullon

Rachel Stratton

Bailey Sullivan

Mayor's Call to Service Award: More than 150 hours of volunteer service

Ella Alsko

Jack Barney

Susan Brooks

Brittany Hanna

Griffin Jones

Jake Lopko

Justin Stone

Lucas Tomita

... about 2018 Mayor's Youth Volunteer Service Awards