Hilton Head Preparatory School Prospects, 

As you explore our website, we hope you discover what makes Hilton Head Prep a special place. Above all, families choose Hilton Head Prep because we are a close-knit community. Students develop meaningful relationships with one another and their teachers, and our parents are actively involved throughout the school. We come together within a safe, supportive environment to for the "Prep family."

A challenging program that includes rigorous academics, an extraordinary range of electives, and competitive athletics are just some of the reasons that families choose Hilton Head Prep. Our standards are high but know that the community will encourage and support students as they reach for their goals. 

Our students are actively engaged in the learning process from their first day in junior kindergarten to their final exams senior year. They learn how to think for themselves, and when they graduate, they go on to a wide variety of selective colleges. More importantly, they are thoroughly prepared when they get there. Our alumni consistently tell us the skills they developed at Hilton Head Prep set them up for success in college and beyond. 

We look forward to working with you and your family throughout the admissions process. In order to help you make this very important decision, we strongly encourage you to tour our campus this fall, shadow a student, and attend one of our open houses. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the admissions process. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

Sarah DeMaria 
Director of Admissions

Welcome to Hilton Head Preparatory School

We welcome all families to visit our campus and see the difference Hilton Head Preparatory School gives every child Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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  • Open House

    Our Open House programs run throughout the year where you are given the opportunity to meet your teachers, tour the classrooms, and see the special connection our community has with Hilton Head Preparatory School. 
  • Shadow a Student

    Our Shadow a Student program is a special treat with past, present and prospect students. We welcome your child to Hilton Head Preparatory School's campus to "be a student" for the day. While touring with a student with similar academic and extracurricular activities, they will see the classroom environment, meet our teachers and current students, see what special activities they could become apart of at Hilton Head Prep! It is a special time for all students and we highly recommend. 
  • Student Admissions Assessment

    Prospective students will take an admission assessment as one of the final steps in the admission process. Assessments for grades 1st-8th are conducted at Prep beginning in October on select Mondays between 9:00-11:00. Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten students will partake in a Skills and Development Assessment in the spring. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the questions most often asked by our prospective families. We hope this information is helpful, and we encourage you to reach out to our Admissions Office for further details. 

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  • When should my family begin the admissions process?

    Hilton Head Prep begins working with prospective families as early as September and October for admission for the following school year. The deadline for our Annual Decision Round is typically in early February; this is the point at which applicants have the best chance for admission, as many of our grades become fully enrolled for the coming year. In mid-March, we begin our Rolling Admission phase and will consider applicants individually, provided that available space remains. 
  • What are the hours of the school day?

    Lower School (Grades JK-5th): 
    Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. -2:20 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 am -1:30 p.m.

    Middle School (Grades 6-8)
    Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. 
    Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.

    Upper School (Grades 9-12)
    Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.
    Friday 8:00 a.m. - 1:10 p.m.
  • Does Prep provide lunch?

    Prep's lunch system will be ready for pre-ordering sometime during the first week of August, at which time you will be able to order your child's daily lunch. Please keep in mind that orders for a particular school day must be placed prior to 2 p.m. the day before. Lunch is $8 per day. 

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    *Please note that ONLY JK-2nd grade eat lunch on Fridays
  • Does Prep have after school care and enrichment opportunities?

    Hilton Head Prep is proud to offer the "Prep Plus" after-school program for lower school students only whose parents are working and unable to pick them up at dismissal. Activities include supervised play time, games, crafts, movies, homework time, and snacks. On warm afternoons, Prep Plus students may even take a walk in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve or play on the beach.  A registration form via the link below is required for enrollment.  *Additional billing will apply.
    If you would like to enroll a student in Prep Plus or need additional information, please email Dustin Etheridge

    Monday - Thursday: 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    Friday: 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

    Please contact the Lower School Administrative Assistant at 843-671-2286 for more information.