Sandhills School

About Sandhills School

Sandhills School gives bright students the tools they need to succeed and become leaders among their peers and in the community. At Sandhills, highly specialized teachers focus on the strengths of each student and help them navigate traditional obstacles of learning. Sandhills provides a supportive, college preparatory environment where first through twelfth grade students rediscover the joy of learning and renew their intellectual curiosity. Through authentic success in small, hands-on classes, leadership opportunities on the sports field and the stage, traveling internationally and serving the community, our students gain confidence in their abilities, and fears and anxieties begin to fade. Sandhills parents notice a positive difference in their child almost immediately. 

For more than 40 years, Sandhills School has changed the lives of young people diagnosed with language-based learning differences such as dyslexia or ADHD. As the only Orton-Gillingham accredited college-preparatory school in the Midlands, Sandhills has teachers who are highly trained to provide research-based individualized instruction tailored to each student’s academic needs. This approach produces tremendous progress in everything from reading, writing and math to study skills, organization and college entrance test preparation. Our graduates go on to the colleges of their choice, are recognized by state and national scholarships and are equipped with the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond.

Campus Highlights: 

  • A pond that hosts catfish and bream
  • Wilderness trails
  • Wildlife
  • Outdoor soccer fields, basketball courts, and  tennis court
  • Playground
  • Outdoor classroom
  • Large garden
  • Arts and Recreation Center: indoor basketball court, weight room, stage, and classrooms
  • Four computer labs
  • Science lab
  • iPads for lower, middle, and high school
  • Cafeteria
  • Art studio and potter room
  • Music room

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Disc Golf
  • Yoga
  • Drama Club
  • Cheerleading
  • Gardening Club
  • Rock Climbing

The extracurricular activities offered each year depends on the participation and interest of the students.


Head of School: Anne Vickers

Sandhills School

1500 Hallbrook Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29209, United States

Phone & Fax

Phone: 803.695.1400

Fax: 803.695.1214

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