Academics - Tennis Academy Schooling Options

Developing scholar athletes has always been a primary focus at Van Der Meer Tennis Academy. Understanding the importance of partnering with a diverse selection of academic programs, Van Der Meer is pleased to list the following educational opportunities available to our players.

Heritage Academy
(Boarding-student transportation available)
This private college preparatory school offers a flexible schedule and personalized education for the primarily tennis, golf, and performing arts students who comprise the student body. Since 1994, Heritage has assisted aspiring young men and women to create dreams, make them real, and achieve new worlds for themselves. Heritage is geared to help kids with a passion find the right college program, working in concert with their coaches.

Address: 11 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Admissions Contact: Tina Sprouse 843.842.8600, ext. 1

Hilton Head Preparatory School  
(Boarding-student transportation available)
Hilton Head Prep is another private school option for those wanting a more traditional approach. Prep maintains a challenging curriculum, and its mission is to prepare students for selective colleges.

Address: 8 Foxgrape Road, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Admissions Contact: Bobbie Somerville: 843.671.2286, ext. 315

Junior Champions Foundation  
The Junior Champions Foundation is a registered 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization. Our mission is to foster the talents of junior athletes for success in competition and in life by providing scholarships to deserving athletes who would not otherwise have the financial resources to attend select sports programs. We were founded in 2011 in order to help junior athletes with limited means reach their potential through access to higher education and better athletic training. The Junior Champions Foundation has one goal in mind; helping junior athletes succeed in their passions. Scholarships are available to junior athletes applying to a JCF partner sports academy.

Address: 20 Towne Drive, Bluffton, SC 29910
Admissions Contact: 314-265-1448


Distance Learning / Online Classes

Many students who want to maximize their training and tournament play at the most reasonable price select Distance Learning. This 21st century approach to education allows Van Der Meer players the most flexibility to combine the ultimate tennis program with strong academics. If you would like to learn more about enrolling in online courses or combining online learning with traditional classroom learning, please contact our Admissions Coordinator.

Additional Options

Students living on Hilton Head, with their parents or an approved guardian, may also choose to attend:

Hilton Head Christian Academy

In partnership with the Christian family, students at Christian Academy mature in their faith as they become academically and intellectually prepared to engage in the world.

Hilton Head High School

As part of a reform effort, beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, Hilton Head High School has restructured into Small Learning Communities.

  • School of Humanities
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts
  • School of Business and Technology
  • Ninth Grade Academy
  • International Baccalaureate School
This year, Van Der Meer students were enrolled in all of the above academic programs.

Academic Support

Recognizing the importance of maximizing on-court time with strong academic performance, Van Der Meer Tennis Academy encourages academic support when needed. Players can usually arrange additional instruction in the following areas:

  • ESL for international students
  • TOEFL for international students
  • SAT and ACT strategies and instruction
  • Subject-related support
  • Skill development
  • Distance learning support

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