College Counseling

Congrats to the Class of 2019!

Tyler Sant
On behalf of the entire college counseling team, congratulations to the Class of 2019! As we look forward to celebrating our seniors at baccalaureate and graduation this weekend, I am excited to share a few highlights from their college admission journey. You can find the full list of colleges to which the Class of 2019 will matriculate, along with those offering admission, linked here.
The Class of 2019 will embark on their next educational adventures on college campuses as diverse and varied as the class itself: from California to Massachusetts; from Colorado to Florida; from Texas to New York; along with one student who will attend college abroad. We will send our first ever alumni to Oberlin College, Tufts University, Centre College, and University of Groningen (Netherlands). Our first grads in nearly twenty years will attend the University of Missouri and the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Summary and Highlights
  • 122 seniors will attend 55 different colleges and universities
  • Graduates will land in 22 different states, Washington, DC, and Europe
  • 27% of seniors will be the lone representative from HIES’s Class of 2019 in their freshman class
  • 22% will leave the southeast for college
  • 25% will remain in-state, including 22 to UGA and 9 to Georgia Tech
  • 12 students will attend a college not attended in the previous 5 years
  • An average of 6.5 applications were submitted per student
  • 16 students applied to only one or two colleges
  • 8 student-athletes will play a college sport at the Div. I or Div. III level
  • 5 students intend to study visual or performing arts
Selected Academic Accomplishments and Scholarships
Multiple presidential, trustee, chancellor, and deans’ academic scholarships were offered to the Class of 2019, along with various Division I athletic scholarships and in-state merit scholarships such as the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships. In addition, students earned the following selected recognitions:
  • 5 graduating scholars representing A Better Chance
  • 3 National Merit Finalists, including National Merit Scholarship recipients at Georgia Tech and University of Chicago
  • A Posse Atlanta Scholar to attend The George Washington University
  • An Echols Scholar attending the University of Virginia
  • A Vagelos Integrated Program in Energy Research (VIPER) Scholar attending the University of Pennsylvania
  • Capstone Scholars attending University of South Carolina and University of Alabama
  • A Distinguished Scholar Award recipient attending Tulane University
  • A Second Century Scholar attending Southern Methodist University
  • A Chancellor’s Science Scholar attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • A Richard D. Cohen Scholar attending Boston University
Tyler Sant
Director of College Counseling 
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School 
805 Mount Vernon Highway NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 255-4026
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.