Founded in 1970, Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy is located between Edgefield, Johnston, and Trenton, South Carolina, at the intersection of S. C. Highway 23, Columbia Road, and Woodyard Road. The Academy is thirty minutes or less from Aiken, North Augusta, McCormick, and Saluda, South Carolina.

Mission Statement

Partnering with parents to develop the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, physical, and leadership potential of each student.



  • Drama Club

      Congratulations to our drama club for placing 3rd at the Regional Drama Festival. They went Newberry College on Monday, October 16th and competed against six other schools in our region. They performed their one act play “It’s Not You, It’s Me” by Don Zolidis. Mrs. Karisa was very proud of her drama students!
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  • Fall Festival

    Fall Festival
    Come join us, Friday, October 27th for our annual Fall Festival! This is a family fun event on the softball field starting at 6pm. We will have a hayride, games, inflatables, face painting, and our always popular country store. Arm bands are $10, but will go up to $12 on October 23rd. We invite everyone […]
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  • #whywardlawspotlight

    Caroline Yarborough
    Caroline Yarborough is a 2005 graduate of Wardlaw Academy. Upon graduation, she attended Clemson University and graduated from there in 2009. Caroline received the South Carolina LIFE scholarship. Caroline said, “the transition from Wardlaw to Clemson was seamless. With the strength of the teaching staff and the ability to be involved in a number of […]
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  • #Whywardlawspotlight

    We will be featuring different alumni every week and highlighting their personal experience at Wardlaw Academy. We invite you to read each week about how Wardlaw Academy has helped mold and prepare each graduate for the next step.   Graduate Beth Warnken, was the 2017 Wardlaw Academy Valedictorian. She is now a freshman at Winthrop […]
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  • Donate A Dollar

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    Wardlaw student government is asking all students and faculty members to donate a dollar to help recent hurricane victims. Our goal is to raise $200, and we will donate the money to Samaritans  Purse and the South Carolina Baptist Convention Disaster Relief Program to help with hurricane clean-up efforts. You may turn donations into the […]
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  • Homecoming

      On Friday, September 22nd Wardlaw Academy Varsity Football played Northside Christian in their Homecoming game. Wardlaw defeated Northside 56-8. The Senior Homecoming Court was presented at the beginning of the game and the queen was crowned at halftime. The Senior Homecoming Court was Savannah Rodgers, Abby Spurlock, and Christina Thomas. We are proud to […]
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