Mead Hall Episcopal School

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Mead Hall Episcopal School
Aiken, South Carolina
Coordinates 33°33′52″N 81°43′39″W / 33.56444°N 81.72750°W / 33.56444; -81.72750Coordinates: 33°33′52″N 81°43′39″W / 33.56444°N 81.72750°W / 33.56444; -81.72750
Type Independent
Grades 3K–12
Campus Suburban
Color(s) blue, red
Athletics conference South Carolina Independent School Association Class A (SCISA Class A)
Mascot panther

Mead Hall Episcopal School is a private, 3K–12 coeducational college preparatory school located over two campuses in Aiken, South Carolina. Previously covering grades 3K–8, the school expanded to cover high school grades when they acquired Aiken Preparatory School during the summer of 2012.


Aiken Prep[edit]

Aiken Prep was founded in 1916 by Louise Hitchcock, wife of American polo pioneer Thomas Hitchcock and mother of international polo star Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. For most of its existence, Aiken Prep was a junior boys' boarding school for grades 4–9. In 1989, through a merger with the Aiken Day School, the school transitioned to move toward a day school format. During the summer of 2012, Aiken Preparatory School merged with Mead Hall Episcopal School. While the campus will be referred to as the 'Aiken Prep' campus, Aiken Preparatory School is now officially known as Mead Hall Episcopal School.

The Aiken Preparatory School Challenge Cup, held each year, boasted two 32-goal teams.[citation needed]

In May 2012, Aiken Preparatory School's board of trustees voted to sell the school's facilities to Mead Hall Episcopal Day School.[1]


Aiken Prep's Varsity Boys Soccer team was SCISA Class A state champions in 2010 and 2009, and state runner-up in 2005, 2006, and 2008.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Novit, Rob (June 21, 2012). "Merger of Mead Hall, Aiken Prep finalized". Aiken Standard. Archived from the original on June 24, 2012. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 

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