From the Head of School

Welcome to Heritage Academy, a 6th – 12th grade academic institution where academic excellence is the school’s priority at every level, dedicated to nurturing each individual student’s strengths and talents while guiding and challenging each one to achieve their dreams.

Heritage Academy offers a personalized educational program for every student to ensure success and create educational champions, prepared to thrive in every area of life. As Head of School, and a mother to 11 year-old twin girls and a 16 year-old boy, I fully understand the demands on parents to identify a school which is founded on integrity and honor, educational excellence, in and outside the classroom, and athletic development.

Having attended University of Kentucky and received a Bachelor of Science in vocational education followed by a Master’s in educational leadership, it has prepared me for a career dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education. After spending over ten years as the principal of Hilton Head Island High School and then starting Clear College Counseling, I am thrilled to be returning to institutional education full-time, creating not just the best school in South Carolina, but in the entire southeast, challenging every school on the east coast. Committed to raising the standards of academics, emphasis is placed on the overall growth mindset of each individual child.

Under our program, Heritage Academy is a visionary academic institution offering a myriad of options designed specifically for each student’s requirements, including an IB Career Program, a Dual Language Diploma through the U.S. State Department, a dual enrollment with the University of South Carolina Beaufort, as well as a personalized concierge enrichment program designed for each student’s unique demands.

Heritage Academy offers flexible scheduling coupled with eminent custom-made academic programs crafted to meet each student’s aspirations and dreams, currently at a more reasonable tuition than neighboring private schools in the Lowcountry.

I am thrilled to bring together top students who value academics, athletics and unique external interests combined with outstanding educators and support from the Beaufort community, including its higher education universities, to create an environment where academic scholars and athletic champions will thrive.

I hope you will join me in our goal to achieve unsurpassed educational accomplishments as well as preeminent athletics and unique opportunities for our children of the southeast. I welcome you to visit Heritage Academy either online or in person.

Amanda Williams-O’Nan
Owner and Head of School
Heritage Academy