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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


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


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

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.

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Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient 2024: Scott Whitehead '83

Mr. Scott Whitehead ’83 is a businessman, volunteer and author. He serves as President and CEO of Whitehead & Associates and Chateau Energy, both of which are in the electrical industry. Among many industry achievements and awards, Whitehead & Associates has been named  among Atlanta’s “Best Places to Work” and “Top 10 Healthiest Employers.” He is also a proud Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School alumni and parent of alumni (Ashley ’19 and Peyton ’17). Mr. Whitehead was recently honored as the 2024 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award at the annual State of the School luncheon on Wednesday, April 10.

Scott Whitehead '83

Marching to His Own Drum

When Eli Best '17 started at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School in the fifth grade, his opportunities to pursue new interests, hobbies and skills were endless. But it didn’t take him long to figure out that, while he was finding success with athletics and academics throughout Middle School, his true passion lay elsewhere: he wanted to pursue music.

Eli Best '17

Running Towards the Future

Even when you blaze the track as a distance runner, there are often hurdles that sit before you, obstacles that must be overcome. Jackie Addy ’19 has had her share during her collegiate years, and thus far has leaped high over each one and left them in the dust like most of her opponents.

Jackie Addy '19


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.