Located in Columbia, South Carolina Hammond School is an independent preK-12th grade school who strives to bombard our students with experiential opportunities that connect them with the world to learn from it in new ways – to think ahead. The learning takes place on Hammond’s 110-acre campus which includes 19 buildings, 85 classrooms, four art studios, three music studios, two dining halls, two gymnasiums, academic enrichment centers, Wonder Lab, and Innovation Center.
The mission of Hammond School is to instill in students a commitment to academic excellence and recognition of individual potential that will contribute to the development of their characters. Hammond School has been recognized as a leading independent school offering an education grounded in the basics but enhanced with opportunities for global learning and unique learning activities outside the traditional classroom that challenges and builds each student in mind, body and spirit. The school has many Pride Points, which include a rigorous academic curriculum, strong global and service emphasis, vibrant and broad focus on the arts, outstanding outdoor education program, and acclaimed athletic performance.