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About Us

Discover The Best In You
HIES is a dynamic, opportunity-filled learning environment where students discover everything – except their limits.
Holy Innocents’ is one of the nation's largest Episcopal schools, enrolling 1,360 students in grades K3-12. Here, in a uniquely vibrant learning community, filled with encouragement and every imaginable opportunity, students are able to explore their talents, pursue their passions, and achieve their full potential. At HIES, you won't be just a scholar or athlete or artist – you can be all of these, and more. Come to HIES. Explore your interests. Engage your talents. Discover the best in you.
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      36 Different honors and A.P. Courses offered

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      37 Individual State Champions

Admissions

Happy to Welcome You
"Ours is a close, supportive community where the joys and accomplishments of one are genuinely celebrated by all."
A prospective parent, commenting on her family's admissions tour at HIES, summed it up this way: "The students just looked happy." And it's true. At HIES, a love of learning can be seen across our campus, and across our students' faces.

Come see for yourself this uniquely positive learning community. Visit HIES. Walk our campus. Step into our classrooms. Meet our students. Witness the joy that is so much a part of an HIES education. And know, if you come here, that joy will be a part of your student, too.

The HIES Difference

Academics

A Study In Excellence

Outstanding academic programs and a challenging learning environment bring out the very best in HIES students, for example:

 
  • Lower School reading and writing programs feature dedicated specialists.
  • Students start Spanish at 3 years old, and in kindergarten they begin taking both Spanish and French.
  • Students are exposed to the fine arts each year from Primary School through 12th grade. 
  • All students, grades 5th through 12th, are issued MacBook Pro laptop computers.
  • We offer more AP courses than any other school in Atlanta. 
  • 100 percent of our students will take at least one AP course. 
  • Our innovative robotics and engineering program is taught in our new state-of-the-art STEM building. 
  • Broadcast journalism students produce weekly WHIS newscasts and the monthly news magazine, GBTV.
  • Students participate in a thriving Foreign Exchange program.
  • Our annual HI Speaker Series features renowned American and international experts speaking on current topics.
 
Armed with knowledge and experience, filled with passion and purpose, HIES graduates are ready to succeed in college, and in life.

Arts

Discover Your Artist Within
Holy Innocents' offers one of the most vibrant, comprehensive arts programs in the state.
The arts are highly valued at HIES. Starting in Primary School and continuing through 12th grade, our students are given every opportunity to discover their artist within. It might be as a musician – through chorus, band, and orchestra. Or as a thespian – through plays and musicals. Or as a visual artist – through drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, ceramics, and sculpture. Or as a media artist – through broadcast journalism and video production. What will be your form of creative expression? Come to HIES, and find the artist in you.

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Athletics

There's a Champion in You
Four out of five Middle and Upper School students participate in at least one sport.
Athletics are a big part of HIES life. With 56 Middle and Upper School sports teams, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a sport – and if you're like many of our students, you'll participate in two or three. Ours is a proud athletic tradition at HIES, where we set out each season to build winners on the field, and off it as well, emphasizing personal excellence, commitment, discipline, teamwork, leadership, and sportsmanship. At HIES, ours is a long list of regional and state championships. But even more, win or lose, we are building champions.

Campus Life

Every Opportunity to Find Your Excellence
“The active environment at HIES makes you want to participate in activities and get more involved."
At HIES, you'll get involved – everyone does. With so many opportunities, from athletics and the arts, to clubs and activities, students just naturally participate – and not just in one activity, but many! It's why one of our football players also writes music and is a member of the Knitting Club. It's why one of our orchestra's cellists also pitches on the baseball team. At HIES, all talents are celebrated, each and every one. It's why our students jump in. It's why our students stand out.

Giving

You Make the Difference
There is no Holy Innocents' Episcopal School without you. We are so grateful for your
support – our parents, alumni, grandparents, faculty, staff, friends, foundations, and corporations.

Like other independent schools, not all of our school's operating budget is covered by tuition. Therefore, it is your gifts that help close the gap between tuition and the actual cost of educating each student.

Your gift impacts every aspect of an HIES education – our academic, arts, and athletic programs; our technology offerings; our extracurricular opportunities; our campus and facilities; and more.

Your gift makes a difference – in the life of our school, and in the life of every HIES student. Thank you for your support.

Our Giving Programs

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  • Annual Fund

    The Annual Fund provides valuable operating support to the school by supplementing tuition and endowment revenue. Tuition supports approximately 87% of the school’s actual annual operating costs. The Annual Fund helps make up the difference to provide our students with the academic, arts and athletic resources they need for a quality learning experience. Please click the Annual Fund tab at the top of this page to learn more.
  • Endowment Support

    A percentage of endowment income is combined with tuition revenue and Annual Fund gifts to run the school on a day-to-day basis. A strong endowment produces greater income for operating support, thereby providing improved facilities and equipment, the establishment of new programs and curriculum, and an increased financial aid funding.
    A strong endowment is essential to a strong academic program. While some endowment funds are restricted for particular purposes such as financial aid, general endowment funds assist the overall operating budget. A percentage of endowment income is combined with tuition revenue and Annual Fund gifts to operate the school on a day-to-day basis.
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  • Gifting Stock

    If you wish to give stock or appreciated securities, please click here now to download instructions.
    Instructions for giving stock and appreciated securities to Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School:
     
    A.    If the stock is in a brokerage or trust account:
    1. Instruct your stock broker/banker by telephone and follow-up with a letter/HIES stock transfer form to have the gifted stock transferred to our account at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC:
    a. Broker’s address:
          Mr. Kim Coggins, Managing Director-Investment Officer
          Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
    950 E. Paces Ferry Road, Suite 1600
    Atlanta Plaza
    Atlanta, GA 30326   
          Tel. 404-237-2210
    b.   Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School’s Account:
          # 3436 1533
    c.   Our DTC (Deposit Trust Company)
          #0141 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
    d.   Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School’s Federal Tax Identification Number:
          58-1120296

    2. Please contact Michele Duncan, Director of Institutional Advancement (404-303-2150 ext. 193 or Michele.duncan@hies.org) advising of your stock gift and follow-up by letter/HIES stock transfer form containing the following information:
    1. Name of the stock and the number of shares.
    2. Your name, address, and telephone number.
    3. The purpose of the gift.
    4. The date of the gift.
    Mail to:
    Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
    Development Office, Attn. Michele Duncan
    805 Mount Vernon Highway, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327
     
    Your tax deduction is the median price of the stock on the date of your transfer to Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School.
     
    B.  If the gift is in the form of a stock certificate registered in your name:
     
    Send the stock certificate(s) plus a signed Stock Power under a separate cover to the Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC address above. The donor’s signature must either be notarized or guaranteed by a bank officer or stock broker. Mailing the Stock Power and the certificate under separate cover ensures that the stock can only be transferred if the finder has both documents.

    To download a copy of these instructions, please click here now
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  • How to Make a Gift

    There are many ways to make a gift to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. Choose the method that best suits you from the list below. The only gift that is too small is no gift at all! We appreciate your support!

    1. Make an On-line Gift.
     Simply click here for a secure link to give online.
     
     2. Make a Gift by Mail
     Send your gift or pledge to:
     
    Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
    805 Mt. Vernon Highway, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327

    A separate account has been established by Holy Innocents' to support Annual and Capital Giving.
     
    3. Make a Gift by Phone

    If you would like to speak to someone about your gift or pledge, please call Michele Duncan in the Development Office weekdays between 8 am - 4 pm (EST) at (404) 303-2150 ext. 193.
     
    4. Make a Matching Gift
     
    Your company may match gifts to Holy Innocents'. While each company has its specific stipulations and limits, some companies match every dollar you contribute with two corporate dollars. The Development Office can provide you with a list of matching companies and instructions for processing matching gifts. Your company's specific matching requirements are typically found on your company website or with your Human Resource department.
     
    5. Make an In-Kind Gift
     
    An in-kind gift is a non-cash tangible gift. Some parents choose to donate various items or equipment that may be useful to the school's educational program. Donations of computer hardware or software must be compatible with the school's needs. If you have a computer-related donation, please contact Steve Vettese, Director of Technology, at (404)303-2150, ext. 264 to evaluate compatibility. All other in-kind gifts may be coordinated with the Office of Development.
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  • Planned Giving

    Planned gifts are individually tailored contributions that provide current tax advantages to donors while enhancing support for facilities, endowment, or school programs. Gifts of appreciated securities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, life insurance or bequests may be coordinated to help create a lasting legacy for the school.
    Caritas, the Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Planned Giving Society is an honorary society recognizing those who have included Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in their estate plan.
     
    Planned gifts are individually tailored contributions that provide current tax advantages to donors while enhancing support for facilities, endowment, or school programs. While a cash contribution may seem the easiest, and is usually the first method of giving that comes to mind, planned giving alternatives may provide more advantageous long-term opportunities.
      
    Donors may invest in the future of HIES through gifts of bequests, qualified retirement plans, annuities, trusts, and insurance policies. Such gifts can provide significant tax advantages to the donor as well as benefits to the school. For more information on the various ways in which you can remember Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in your estate, please contact June Arnold, Associate Director of Development, at (404) 303-2150 ext. 102 or june.arnold@hies.org.
      
    Also, recent legislation has added potentially significant tax benefits for people 70 ½ years of age or older with individual retirement accounts. Please click HERE for more information.
     
    Please note that legal and financial advice is recommended as you consider various gift options to ensure that you make fully informed decisions.
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  • Tax Credit Program

    The Georgia Tax Credit Scholarship program is complete for 2016.  Pre-applies for 2017 will begin in August, 2016.  The funds redirected in previous years by individuals’, couples’, and corporate Georgia tax liability allowed Holy Innocents’ to offer 50 Tax Credit financial aid scholarships during the 2015-2016 school year.

About HIES

Holy Innocents’ is the largest Episcopal parish day school in the United States, a fully accredited, college-preparatory day school for 3-year-olds through 12th-grade boys and girls.