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Kindergarten Student in Classroom


The extraordinarily accomplished and dedicated faculty is our driving force at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School. Providing an unparalleled college-preparatory education is our guiding principle. Since the school’s founding in 1959, we have upheld a tradition of excellence, and we stay on the leading edge of academic inquiry. We seek to inspire each mind and fire each heart of every Golden Bear student. 

Academic Programs

fine arts


Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School offers one of the most vibrant, comprehensive arts programs in the country. Starting in Primary School and continuing through 12th grade, our students are given every opportunity to discover, hone and display their creative and artist talents. Come explore visual arts, music, theater and media literacy at HIES.

Art Programs

HIES Football


Ours is a proud athletic tradition at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, where we set out each season to build winners on and off the fields of competition. We emphasize personal excellence, commitment, discipline, teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship. We have earned many regional and state championships. But win or lose, we are building champions.

Athletics Programs

Bishop Michael Curry at All School Eucharist

Spiritual Life

As an Episcopal school, we believe that God is present in every person.  We strive to respect the dignity of every human being. We value multiple voices and perspectives around all of life's questions, no matter what your family traditions.  This intentional welcome, a radically inclusive way of life, is a hallmark of our mission as a Christian community that serves students of all faiths.

Spiritual Life

Primary School

PK3 - Kindergarten

Lower School

Grades 1-5

Middle School

Grades 6-8

Upper School

Grades 9-12

College + Beyond

Our mission in preparing students for the college-selection process is getting them to think outside the box to find that perfect fit—a school that encompasses their goals, embraces their academic potential and envelops their special interests. And our alumni serve as the ultimate spokespeople for the enduring value of a Holy Innocents' Episcopal School education that prepared them for college and their lives beyond.

More About College Counseling

Growing the FinTech Industry

At the center of the growing FinTech “ecosystem” in Atlanta is Hillery Brown Champagne ’06, a University of Georgia graduate and director of FinTech Atlanta, which is a coalition of companies that collaborate to advance Atlanta’s position as a global capital of financial technology. 

MEET Hillery Brown Champagne ’06

Running Beyond Empty

Bryn Foster '18, a graduate of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and energy analyst at Cox Enterprises, is now taking to the roads not in ultra-marathons after a decorated cross country and track career at HIES and in college. 

MEET Bryn Foster ’18

Branching Out: Sam Lukens '12

Sam Lukens ’12, a University of Georgia graduate, left a traditional role to become co-founder of a startup company in 2022, a move that required faith, trust and a gut decision. 

MEET Sam Lukens ’12


Life at HIES


Student-faculty ratio


students PK3-12


countries for global student experiences


team state championships


Made up of Parents, Students, Faculty, Staff and Alumni, the community that exists on our campus at 805 Mt. Vernon Highway is the defining characteristic of the HIES experience.

Sandy Springs

Community at HIES extends well beyond our campus. It is found in the partnerships we have forged with many of Atlanta's and Sandy Springs' most prominent brands, organizations and institutions. 


The HIES community prepares all students with the knowledge and skills to act ethically and creatively in the world.