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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
From the Court to the Classroom
Now in his third year as principal of fifth-eighth grades at KIPP Woodson Park Academy, Emanuel Mathis '98 leads the vision, strategy, programs and people at his school, as well as any challenges that arise. “I’m constantly pushing toward our goal,” Mr. Mathis said. “I want to ensure that our kids are growing academically and socially and growing their character.”
Attitude is Altitude
When Savannah Smith Hamilton ’15 was an Upper School student at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, just getting out the door often felt like a daily miracle with siblings Sophie ’18, Scarlett ’21, Stone ’22 and Skylar ’26. Now, as a busy entrepreneur, her days look much different. In August 2021 she opened Smith and Mode, an online women’s clothing boutique. While the shop does not have a physical presence, she frequently holds pop-up boutiques in other locations or sip-n-shop parties in people’s homes around Muscle Shoals, Ala., where she currently lives and works. Continuing with her entrepreneurial endeavors, in fall 2022, Ms. Hamilton opened Scottarosa Farms, a wedding and events facility north of Birmingham, Ala. She advised others to run with their ideas and not let fear stop them. “It’s okay to fail,” she said. “Attitude is altitude and it will take you far.”
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.
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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.
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.