Advocating for Private Schools in the Greater Charleston Area
The Greater Charleston Association of Private Schools consists of 15 member schools that are independent, private schools from across the greater Charleston area including the downtown Charleston peninsula, North Charleston, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, James Island and Johns Island.
Our members offer distinct school communities and academic programs to meet the unique needs of a variety of learners. Our goal is to illuminate the value of our collective educational community and promote the value of private school education in order for families to decide on the best fit for their children. Our members work together to offer Charleston-area families coordinated admission timelines and consistent processes to help guide families as they explore the quality of private school educational options available in the area.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of admissions, scholarship, educational and athletic policies.
Why Choose a Private School?
Through a wealth of learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, our private schools offer students the chance to know themselves and uncover their gifts and talents to share with the world.
Our students build relationships with faculty, classmates, and content in appropriately-sized classroom experiences that challenge each student day to day and lesson to lesson. Our members have a reputation for maintaining high standards for discipline and respect.
Our schools feature distinct educational communities guided by our individual missions. We each take the village approach to raise our students to be thoughtful, curious, empathetic, life-long learners in a modern, multicultural world.
The member schools of the Greater Charleston Association of Private Schools agree to uphold the professional expectations in our behaviors and our practices guided by AISAP’s Ethical Behavior and Best Practices for Admission Professionals as well as NAIS’s Principals of Good Practice for Admission.
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Addlestone Hebrew Academy
Contact Us:1675 Wallenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407(843) 571-1105
Established in 1956, Addlestone Hebrew Academy is one of the oldest Jewish Day Schools in the country and the only Jewish Day School in Charleston, South Carolina. With students from across the Jewish spectrum, AHA is proud that our school serves as a meeting point for the entire Jewish community, and is proud that we have educated multiple generations in Charleston. Since its inception, Addlestone Hebrew Academy has been synonymous for excellence in both General and Jewish Education, for fostering leadership skills and for inspiring each child to connect to their own unique Jewish identity. As a STEAM school, Addlestone uses Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math in General and Judaic classes to educate the whole child and engages students in a manner that prepares them for 21st century learning.
Ashley HallPreK2-12th Grade
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Bishop England High School
Contact Us:363 Seven Farms Drive
Charleston, SC 29492(843) 849-9599
As an institution of the Catholic Church, it is the mission of Bishop England High School to foster a faith community characterized by the Gospel message of mutual respect and charity. The school endeavors to promote the spiritual, intellectual and physical growth of the individual through the combined efforts of parents/guardians and faculty by establishing the best possible environment for learning: a climate of safety, trust, respect for the individual and an appreciation for the acquisition of learning.
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Charles Towne Montessori
Contact Us:56 Leinbach Drive
Charleston, SC 29407(843) 571-1140
Charles Towne Montessori School fosters a passion for learning and the development of the whole child by challenging children’s intellects, promoting their independence and inspiring curiosity.
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The Charleston Catholic School
Contact Us:888-A King Street
Charleston, SC 29403(843) 577-4495
The Charleston Catholic School educates a socially diverse student body in a welcoming family environment within the sacred tradition and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Teachers challenge students through creative inquiry, critical thinking, and technology in academic subjects and the arts while developing self-discipline, compassion for others, and nurturing a strong Catholic faith. and technology in academic subjects and the arts while developing self-discipline, compassion for others, and nurturing a strong Catholic faith.
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Charleston Collegiate School
Contact Us:2024 Academy Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455(843) 559-5506
Charleston Collegiate School’s mission is to inspire students to become passionate, lifelong learners by empowering them with knowledge, creativity, curiosity and confidence to mindfully embrace the opportunities of tomorrow.
Charleston Day School5K-8th Grade
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First Baptist School
Contact Us:48 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401(843) 722-6646 x1021
First Baptist School was originally established in 1949 as an educational ministry of the First Baptist Church. Establishing a K2 to 12th grade school gave the church an opportunity to positively affect the lives of students and families across the Lowcountry. With a strong biblical foundation, First Baptist School provides a caring learning environment with an academically rigorous curriculum centered around a Christian worldview.
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Mason Preparatory School
Contact Us:56 Halsey Boulevard
Charleston, SC 29401(843) 805-6015
Mason Preparatory School is committed to the education of the whole child in preparation for secondary education through the cultivation of respect, integrity, and personal responsibility within a nurturing environment that results in a productive citizen of a global community.
Northside Christian SchoolPreK2-12th Grade
Northwood AcademyPreK-12th Gradeclose
Contact Us:104 Charger Drive
Summerville, SC 29486(843) 764-2285 x1107
The mission of Northwood Academy is to educate students with an emphasis on college preparation, through academic and character development supplemented by the arts, athletics, and the humanities, with Christian values forming the underlying foundation.
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Palmetto Christian Academy
Contact Us:361 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464(843) 881-9967
Palmetto Christian Academy, in partnership with Christian parents, provides a Christ-centered education emphasizing godly character and academic excellence within a nurturing environment, and develops in students a Christian world and life view to fulfill their calling to the glory of God.
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Pinewood Preparatory School
Contact Us:1114 Orangeburg Road
Summerville, SC 29483(843) 873-1643
Pinewood is dedicated to excellence in the intellectual, physical, ethical, and social development of its students, families, faculty and staff. The Pinewood family strives to engage and enrich community, both locally and globally.
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Contact Us:300 Albemarle Road
Charleston, SC 29407(843) 402-4726
Porter-Gaud School is an Episcopal, coeducational, independent, college-preparatory day school with a diverse student body. We acknowledge the sovereignty of God, recognize the worth of the individual, and seek to cultivate a School community that endows its citizens with a foundation of moral and ethical character and intellect. Porter-Gaud fosters a challenging academic environment that honors excellence in teaching and learning, respects differences, expects honesty, and applauds achievement. The School strives to create an environment that nurtures and protects what we value most in our children: their faith, their curiosity, their talents, their integrity, their humanity, and their dreams.
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Contact Us:1455 Wakendaw Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464(843) 884-3494
Through individualized, multi-sensory, and research-based teaching approaches, Trident Academy transforms the lives of cognitively capable K-12 children diagnosed with learning differences to include dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and Asperger-like attributes preparing them academically and socially to transition and thrive in conventional learning environments.
Affording Private School Tuition:
As member schools, we actively seek to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of their family’s ability to pay full tuition. We believe our comprehensive financial aid programs are fundamental in making this goal a reality. We also believe that socio-economic diversity enriches the educational opportunities for all our families.
Financial aid decisions are made independently from admission decisions and in no way affect a candidate’s chances for admission. All financial information submitted will remain confidential. The financial aid program for our private school members is open to students of any race, gender, color, national or ethic origin in the administration of admissions, scholarship, educational and athletic policies.
We welcome your interest as you learn about the many opportunities available from the members of the Greater Charleston Association of Private Schools.
By submitting this inquiry form, you will hear from an admission professional by phone or email in the next several days. We look forward to helping you understand what our member schools have to offer your family.
In addition to visiting our websites, we encourage you to schedule a tour or an open house visit to get an authentic picture of what our communities are like. We thank you for your interest in our private schools, and we look forward to hearing from you!