Question. Investigate. Dialogue. Create.

The educational philosophy of The Habersham School involves an integrated approach, where meaning and purpose underpin every aspect.

Question. Investigate. Dialogue. Create.

The educational philosophy of The Habersham School involves an integrated approach, where meaning and purpose underpin every aspect.

Cornerstones Of Our Academic Program

Active Thinking

Students are constantly encouraged to question, investigate, dialogue, and create. Classrooms emphasize analysis, synthesis, and creative problem solving.


Integrated Understanding

Learning is more than subjects taught in parallel lines that never intersect. Students are taught to make mental connections, regularly drawing upon various experiences and subject matter to develop a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of the “big picture” of knowledge.

 Effective Communicating

The rhetorical forms provide a reliable approach to ensuring students can do more with information than recite it back to their teachers. Students consistently practice winsome and precise speaking and writing in all subjects.

 Disciplined Self-Governing

The ultimate goal of a Habersham education is to become more fully human, that as self-possessed learners, students are capable of taking initiative and becoming a positive cultural influence–in school and beyond.

“Today we have a weakness in our education process in failing to understand the natural associations between the disciplines. We tend to study all our disciplines in unrelated parallel lines. This tends to be true in both Christian and secular education. This is one of the reasons why evangelical Christians have been taken by surprise at the tremendous shift that has come in our generation.”

– Francis Schaeffer

Portrait Of A Graduate

Thoughtfully Engaged

Students will possess a highly developed moral imagination, having focused on the true, the good, and the beautiful. Because they have learned first-hand the joy of discovery and the virtue of hard work, students will strive for excellence in all aspects of life. They will thoughtfully pursue their calling, understanding that all of life might be redeemed for God’s glory.

Culturally Aware

Contemplating the Great Ideas from their learning in the Great Books, Habersham students will be interesting people. Combined with their experience in arts, athletics, and leadership, this will equip students to authentically, skillfully, and winsomely engage society. They will serve as critical thinkers, able to discern and communicate truth in an increasingly pluralistic world.

Community Minded

Students will use their academic and spiritual gifts out of a love for their neighbor and a concern for the common good. With the servant leadership of the House System and maturity gained through mentoring relationships with faculty, students will embody practical wisdom as they live with compassion and purpose in their community. They will live graciously and faithfully for Christ rather than self.


Did You Know?

The average SAT scores of students at The Habersham School are 200 points above the national average.


College Planning

College advising at Habersham is designed to be personal and individualized. We desire to enable students to gain self-insight, equip them with relevant and current information, and to help them develop initiative in taking ownership of the process – working toward the goal of disciplined self-governance. At its best, the process goes beyond helping Habersham students find a college that is a “good match”; it helps students grow and learn more about themselves. We begin working with students formally in their junior year. The teachers and staff are here to assist, encourage, challenge, and support students as they set goals and make decisions. 

Learn more about College Planning . . . 

The College Process

Year by Year Planning Guide

So Where Do I Begin

Financial Aid and Scholarships


Sampling of Habersham College Acceptances

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Appalachian State University
  • Armstrong State University
  • Auburn University
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont Abbey College
  • Berry College
  • Colorado State University
  • Clemson University
  • The Coast Guard Academy
  • Covenant College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • Emory University
  • Furman University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Hardin-Simmons University
  • Harvard University
  • James Madison University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • The Kings College – Nova Scotia
  • Liberty University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Mercer University
  • Middlebury College
  • Montana State University
  • Prescott College
  • Princeton University
  • Samford University
  • Savannah College of Art & Design
  • Shorter University
  • Stanford University
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Mississippi                   
  • University of North Georgia            
  • University of the South     
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Wyoming                   
  • UNC – Asheville                                  
  • New York University                           
  • Virginia Commonwealth University      
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington University in St. Louis   
  • Western Carolina                                          
  • Wofford College                                            
  • Wyoming Catholic College
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