Cardinal Newman School

4701 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29206-0292
Tel: (803)782-2814
Grades: 7-12 | 495 students
With origins dating from 1858, Cardinal Newman School is a diocesan, Catholic co-educational institution providing a well-rounded education in a collge preparatory atmosphere for students in grades seven through twelve.
A wide range of athletics, cocurricular and extracurricular activities are also provided.
Cardinal Newman School does not discriminate on the basis of color, national or ethnic origin in any of its policies, practices or procedures.
With an emphasis on the Catholic tradition of education - strong academics, a dedication to service and traditional Catholic,Christian values, Cardinal Newman School provides a safe and structured environment which challenges all students to achieve personal excellence in everyway.
Inspired by the community belief in divine providence and love, Cardinal Newman students wIll become self-disciplined learners who also demonstrate respect, integrity, responsibility and a sense of justice as they prepare to live their lives of truth, integrity anad fidelity - VERITAS, INTEGRITAS, FIDELITAS.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
The South Carolina Independent School Association
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1858

Student Body

Total Students 495 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Cardinal Newman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 22 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses An Honors currciulum in English, Math, Science and Social Studies offered in all grade levels., AP Biology, AP Economics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Latin Literature, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, Calculus 141 CC, Calculus 142 CC, Chemistry 111 CC, English 101 and 102 CC, Jazz and American Popular Music 140 CC, Music Appreciation 110 CC,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,690
Tuition Notes
Admissions Director Theresa Harper


Total Sports Offered 15 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
TennisUltimate Frisbee,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Alpha Theta, Art Club, Beta Club, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Drama, French Club, Geography Bee, Key Club, National Honor Society, Pep Club, Photography Club, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, Student Council, WINGS, Writing Club Alpha Theta, Art Club, Beta Club, Chess Club, Drama, French Club, Geography Bee, Key Club, Pep Club, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, WINGS, Writing Club, Campus Ministry,
National Honor Society,
Photography Club,
Student Council,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Covenant Classical Christian School (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Timmerman School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Timmerman School (0.6 miles away)
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  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-8 | 395 students
    0.6 miles
    2219 Atascadero Dr
    Columbia, SC 29206
  • Columbia
    Hope Christian Academy
    Special Education School (Christian)
    Grades: UG | 6 students
    0.8 miles
    545 Alexander Cir
    Columbia, SC 29206
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-5 | 72 students
    1 miles
    5827 Trenholm Rd
    Columbia, SC 29206
  • Columbia
    Harmony School
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-5 | 84 students
    1 miles
    3737 Covenant Rd
    Columbia, SC 29204
  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-KG | 127 students
    1.3 miles
    4205 Kilbourne Rd
    Columbia, SC 29206

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $9,383 for elementary schools and $6,068 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).