Faculty and Advisors


Allen C. Adriance was appointed Aiken Preparatory School's sixth headmaster in 1995. he brings to APS a wealth of experience garnered from administrative positions at ten different independent schools throughout the United States. He served as permanent or interim head at eight of the schools, including Rippowam-Cisqua School, Latin School of Chicago, Canterbury School, Mary Institute, Graland Country Day School, and Palmer Trinity school. He also served four years as Secretary of the Academy/Director of Development at Phillips Academy, Andover. A new Englander with and independent school heritage that includes the Fessenden School and Phillips Academy, Andover, Mr. Adriance holds an A.B. degree in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) and has completed graduate studies at UNC, Duke, Columbia, and Harvard.

There are 38 full-time and part-time faculty members at Aiken prep, including 30 women and 8 men. They hold degrees from such diverse institutions as Brown, Clemson, Columbia, Georgetown, Harvard, Lake Forest, Princeton, St. Lawrence, and the Universities of Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Approximately 26 percent of the faculty hold advanced degrees. Seven faculty members live on campus. Middle School faculty members participate in an advisor program in which they serve as the primary contact between parents and the School and guide students through the APS experience. Boarding students are specifically assigned to boarding faculty advisors who live in the dorm and interact with their advises at dinner and during evening and weekend dormitory duties.