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Discover HIES

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 PK3-12. 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.


Welcome Home to HIES
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.

That love of learning grows from our Episcopal tradition of academic excellence, social justice, spiritual growth, and servant-leadership.

Our students aren't just scholars or athletes or student leaders or artists. They are all of these things and more.

Come discover the HIES difference.  Discover your passions. Discover everything except your limits! 
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A Study In Excellence

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

  • 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 5-12, are issued MacBook Air 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.
  • 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.


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.

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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 percent 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.
  • Gifting Stock

    If you wish to give stock or appreciated securities, please click here now to download instructions.
  • 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 Online 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.
  • Tax Credit Program

    To improve educational opportunity, Georgia provides $100 million in tax credits to individuals, trusts, and corporations who want to provide financial aid to students entering private schools. Taxpayers can redirect their tax to Holy Innocents’ and receive a 100% credit against their Georgia tax. Holy Innocents’ can then provide financial aid to students who demonstrate need. 
805 Mount Vernon Highway, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
Phone: (404) 255-4026

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.