Charleston Schools Report Cards
South Carolina State Department of Education
Berkeley County School District Berkeley County School System is home to 19 elementary schools, 3 intermediate schools, 8 middle schools, and 8 high schools. Their vision is to challenge and empower students to be successful in a highly competitive world. During the 2011-2012 school year, the Berkeley County School District received many notable awards and achievements. 72% of their schools achieved Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards, Marrington Middle School of Arts was the only school in the state in the past decade to be nominated as National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and Berkeley Elementary was one of 25 agencies in the nation to be selected as a National School of Character.
Charleston County School DistrictCharleston County School District is the second largest school system in South Carolina serving approximately 45,000 students in 80 separate schools and several specialized programs. Charleston County Schools operates on the belief statement that, "With high expectations, proper supports, and effective teaching, all students will graduate from high school prepared to succeed in college and the 21st century workforce." Under the leadership of Superintendent Dr. Nancy McGinley, appointed by the Board in 2007, the CCSD has seen significant progress in the last five years. For the third year in a row, CCSD's 3rd-8th graders received higher "exemplary" marks on the PASS test than their state peers in every grade and subject tested, and 45% of CCSD's students attend "excellent" rated schools, which is over twice the state average of 20%.
Dorchester County School 2 Dorchester School District Two is dedicated to the belief that student achievement is the result of academic rigor and dedicated teachers and staff. We are proud to serve over 22,000 students in our 21 schools. The 12 elementary schools, 6 middle schools, and 3 high schools that make up the district school system are all accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The district also operates an alternative program at Givhans School. Having received multiple awards and national recognitions in the past several years, the school has continued to remain in the top ten districts in academic achievement out of the 85 in the state of South Carolina.
Dorchester County 4 School District Dorchester 4 serves approximately 2600 students in five thriving schools which includes two elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The elementary program is designed to give students a firm foundation in reading, math, sciences, social studies, and life skills. The middle school curriculum is focused on math and reading while incorporating exploratory offerings and a strong career decision-making focus. The secondary program not only provides a comprehensive educational program but emphasizes meeting the diverse student needs. Dorchester County District 4 also offers college preparatory courses, honors/advanced placement, technical preparatory, and occupational courses.
SC School Reports
SC Department of Education
Addlestone Hebrew Academy 1639 Wallenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 571-1105. Addlestone Hebrew Academy is dedicated to providing children a superior general and Judaic education. AHA is a school rooted in traditional Jewish values where students learn to live and work with others while aiming toward the highest standards of conduct. 2024 Academy Drive, John's Island, South Carolina 29455, (843) 559-5506. Charleston Collegiate School is a progressive, nonsectarian, independent day school which strives to recognize, nurture, and challenge each of its students. CCS is committed to having a positive impact on the lives of all their students, so that they may, in turn, positively impact the world around them.
Ashley Hall 172 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC 29402, (843) 722-4088. Founded more than 100 years ago, Ashley Hall provides a challenging and rewarding environment for girls and young women. Their mission remains the same as when they began: "To produce educated women who are independent, ethically responsible, and prepared to face the challenges of society with confidence."
Bishop England High School 363 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, SC, (843) 849 9599. Bishop England High School is an institution of the Catholic Church whose mission is to foster a faith community characterized by the Gospel message of mutual respect and charity. Founded in 1915, this Roman Catholic co-educational secondary school serves approximately 700 students and uses academic ability grouping as part of their college preparatory curriculum.
Cathedral Academy 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road, North Charleston, SC 29418 (843) 760-1192. Cathedral Academy seeks to assist families in the greater Charleston community by offering students a college-preparatory, Biblically-based education that will equip them to impact their culture for Christ. Cathedral Academy places an emphasis on excellence in academics, character, service, atheltics, performing and fine arts, social skills, cultural awareness and computer technologies. The Academy's rigorous programs are provided within a Biblical perspective through a Christian world and life view.
Blessed Sacrament School 7 Saint Teresa Drive, Charleston SC 29407 (843) 766-2128.
Blessed Sacrament School is the primary educational ministry of the Blessed Sacrament and Saint Joseph parishes and serves students in grades K4-8. Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic school that values solid educational principles, opportunities for enrichment, and the development of each child's unique and God-given gifts.
The Charleston Catholic School 888 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403, (843) 577-4495. The Charleston Catholic School is considered a "regional" school, and its ownership and support are shared by the five peninsula parishes. CCS is committed to educating a socially diverse student body in a nurturing family environment within the sacred teachings and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. The dedicated faculty stresses parent-teacher and student-parish interaction in a family oriented school setting.
The Charleston Christian School 2234 Plainview Road, Charleston, SC 29414, (843) 556-4480. Charleston Christian School's focus, dedication, and commitment has been to serve Christian families who desire academic excellence faithful to God's word. Teachers at CCS aid students in developing a biblical outlook in all aspects of life and create a nurturing environment where they can grow and develop Christ-like character.
Charleston Collegiate School
Charleston Day School 15 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC 29401, (843) 377-0315. Founded in 1937, Charleston Day School has maintained its sense of tradition and dedication. The mission of Charleston Day School is to foster scholarship, integrity, respect, and responsibility in its students. A strong sense of community within the school promotes these qualities necessary in the development of responsible citizens as effective future leaders.
Charles Towne Montessori School 56 Leinbach Drive, Charleston, SC 29407, (843) 571-1140 Charles Towne Montessori School is one of South Carolina's oldest and distinguished Montessori schools and provides a comprehensive program education children from infancy through the elementary years. The mission of Charles Towne Montessori School is to foster a passion for learning and the development of the whole child by challenging children's intellects, promoting their independence, and inspiring curiosity.
Christ Our King Stella Maris School 1183 Russell Drive
Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 29464, (843) 884-4721 Supported by the parishes of Christ Our King, Stella Maris, and Saint Benedict, the mission of Christ Our King-Stella Maris School is to serve the East Cooper Catholic Community by providing outstanding Catholic education for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The School strives to inspire the whole child by promoting educational philosophuy characterized by charity, respect, and outreach.
Ferndale Baptist School 4870 Piedmont Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29406 Elementary School: (843) 744-3307 High School: (843) 554-0535 Daycare: (843) 747-8241Ferndale Baptist School exists to serve God and people. We strive to help parents in training up their children in the way that they should go (Proverbs 22:6). We are excited to see the teaching and training that occurs daily in the lives of our young people. God has been good to us.
First Baptist Church School 48 Meeting Street, Charleston, S.C, 29401-2599, (843) 722-6646. First Baptist School maintains a caring, nurturing environment that is highly conducive to student learning. At First Baptist School of Charleston, students take pride in their academic achievements and in their extra-curricular activities that expand their talents and education beyond the classroom.
First Baptist Church School of Mt. Pleasant
681 McCants Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464, 843.884.3663. FBCS seeks to provide its students with the knowledge of God and the Christian way of life and to give its students an opportunity to receive an excellent education. The faculty and staff realize the solemn responsibility before God in molding the life and character of each student in order to provide a good foundation for each child's future. The policy of the school is to offer students a well-balanced and strong academic curriculum supported and complemented by religious instruction in a church environment.
James Island Christian School 15 Crosscreek Drive, Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-1762. Providing Christian, private, co-education for grades K4-12, James Island Christian School provides an opportunity for academic excellence within a Christ-centered environment that complements the teaching of the home and the church.
Mason Preparatory School 56 Halsey Blvd., Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0664. The mission of Mason Preparatory School is to provide students with a holistic education with emphasis on excellent academics and citizenship in preparation for secondary education, all within a nurturing atmosphere. Diligence, cooperation, and a distinct esprit de corps create a wholesome academic environment where learning, achievement, respect for self and others, integrity, community service, and personal growth are emphasized and nurtured.
Montessori Day School 2535 Leeds Avenue, N. Charleston SC 29405 (843) 566-9700. The vision of Montessori Day School is to offer all children, regardless of their background, a curriculum that focuses on their individual needs, celebrates their differences, and helps them to understand and embrace the world around them.
Nativity Parish School 1125 Pittsford Circle, Charleston, SC 29412 (843) 795-3975. Nativity School was founded in 1960 and has served the Charleston, James Island and Johns Island communities by providing the highest quality Catholic Christian education and religious instruction. Serving grades K4 thru Eight, Nativity school prepares its students with the educational foundations that lead to academic and professional success. An integral part of the Church of Nativity, the teachers and educators of Nativity School are dedicated to educating each student and challenging every one of them intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially.
Northside Christain School 7800 Northside Drive,North Charleston, SC 29420 (843) 797-2690. Although the school is a ministry of the church, it is an extension of the home. The purpose of Northside Christian School is to assist parents in the training of the children to love and to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. The goal at Northside is to enable the students from kindergarten through high school to academically develop the knowledge, attitudes, abilities, and skills that will enable them to be successful in their future.
Northwood Academy 2263 Otranto Road, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406 (843) 764-2278. Northwood Academy's mission is to educate students with an emphasis on academic excellence, character and athletic development, college preparation and career guidance with Christian values forming the underlying foundation.
Palmetto Christian Academy 361 Egypt Rd., Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 881-9967. Palmetto Christian Academy was founded in 1992 as a ministry of East Cooper Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. PCA currently enrolls more than 500 students in preschool through grade twelve. The school strives to provide Christ-centered education emphasizing godly character and academic excellence.
Palmetto Montessori 57 Pitt St., Charleson, South Carolina 29422 (843) 722-4339. The Montessori method facilitates the development of the whole child academically, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially. By educating the whole child we promote creativity, problem solving, critical thinking and community building awareness. We hope that the children will retain a sense of wonder, curiosity, and continued enthusiasm for learning as they move into the world around them.
Pinewood Preparatory School 1114 Orangeburg Road, Summerville, SC 29483 (843) 873-1643. An independent, college preparatory school, Pinewood Preparatory School is dedicated to the intellectual, physical, ethical, and social development of its students, their families, faculty and staff. In order to enrich the communities we inhabit, Pinewood Preparatory School strives to embrace challenges, cultivate global vision, seek knowledge, and love wisdom.
Porter-Gaud School 300 Albemarle Road, Charleston, SC 29407 (843) 556-3570. Porter-Gaud School is a coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school. In accordance with their ties to the Episcopal Church, Porter-Gaud acknowledges the sovereignty of God, recognizes the worth of the individual, and seeks to cultivate a school community that endows its citizens with a foundation of character and intellect.
Riverpointe Christian Academy2508 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC 29414 (843) (843) 763-1600. Relocated to a larger facility and renamed in 2011, Riverpointe Christian Academy was formerly known as Riverbend Christian Academy. Riverpointe Christian Academy provides challenging Christ-centered academic training for PreK-2 through 12th grade. Riverpointe is a multi-ethnic school with a heart for partnering with parents to educate and impact the next generation for Christ.
Saint John Catholic School 3921 Saint Johns Avenue, North Charleston, SC 29405 (843) 744-3901. The heart of Saint John Catholic School is Christian Community. The primary focus of Saint John Catholic School It is the commitment of Saint John Catholic School to provide a safe, secure and caring environment where faith formation, gospel values and a strong academic foundation can flourish. Saint John Catholic School strives to guide each child to grow and develop to full potential. Daily prayer, service to others, self-discipline, a sense of social justice, personal responsibility and conflict resolution skills are vital components of the entire school program.
Summerville Catholic School 226 Black Oak Blvd, Summerville, SC 29485 (843) 873-9310. Summerville Catholic School, founded in 1984, is located on a twelve-acre campus in the heart of Summerville, South Carolina. Accredited by the Diocese of Charleston, Summerville Catholic School serves students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The school welcomes all who are interested in a Catholic Christian education. Although the majority of students represent four sponsoring parishes in the tri-county area, admission is open to students of all religious backgrounds.
Trident Academy 1455 Wakendaw Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 (843) 884-7046. Trident Academy serves students in grades K-12 with diagnosed learning differences. The Academy's mission is to educate bright students with learning differences in a multi-sensory environment, helping them to develop academic skills that will prepare them for responsible independence, life-long learning, and active participation in school, family, and community.
University School of the Lowcountry phone: (843) 884-0902 fax: (843) 884-0902. 141 Ponsbury Rd.
Mt. Pleasant, SC. Mailing address: P.O. Box 665 Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465-0665. University School is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian school that currently serves grades 3-8. Contingetn upon demand, 9th grade will start in 2012-2013, and remaining high school grades will begin in the following three years. University School offers a challenging and individualized curriculum fostering high academic achievement and emphasizing balanced growth - intellectually, physically, emotionally, ethically, and socially - for every student. Within a highly supportive community, University School is committed to maintaining a caring and creative environment that encourages children to love learning, take intellectual risks, self-advocate, treat others with respect and empathy, and aspire to make a positive difference in the greater community and world.
Charleston Southern University I-26 & Hwy 78, 9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29418 (843) 863-7000. CSU's stragtegic goals are the key targets that the univeristy has identified under each of the following six strategic themes: faith integration, student success, faculty/staff development, distance education, institutional identity, and financial stewardship. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees. Students can choose from more than 60 majors in business, criminal justice and education.
College of Charleston 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29402 (843) 805-557. The College of Charleston is a state supported comprehensive institution providing a high quality education in the arts and sciences, education and business. Consistent with its heritage since its founding in 1770, the College retains a strong liberal arts undergraduate curriculum. Located in the heart of historic Charleston, it strives to meet the growing educational demands primarily of the Lowcountry and the state and, secondarily, of the Southeast. The college currently serves approximately 10,000 undergraduate students and 1,500 graduate students.
College of Charleston North Evening Classes, Ashley Phosphate Road, near I-26, Charleston, SC (843) 818-6262. The College of Charleston North Campus's goal is to provide students with a convenient process to transfer your credit hours and to help you establish a degree completion plan. Students can also arrange for cross-registration at Trident Technical College, Charleston Southern University, The Citadel, and the Medical University of South Carolina
Medical University of South Carolina 163 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC 29401 (843) 792-2300 MUSC strives to provide excellent, collaborative education to their students through the six different college programs: dental medicine, graduate studies, health professions, medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.
The Citadel 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409 (843) 953-5000. The Citadel is known as the military college of South Carolina. Its mission is to prepare graduates to become principled leaders in all walks of life by instilling core values in a challenging intellectual environment.
Trident Technical College 7000 Rivers Avenue, Charleston, SC 29418 (843) 572-6111. Trident Technical College's vision is to be a leader among two-year colleges in providing diverse and innovative educational programs and services in a highly technical and competitive global environment. Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multi campus institution which provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties. TTC is a member of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education system.