Charleston Collegiate School

Tel: (843)559-5506
Grades: PK-12 | 291 students
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 Collegiate's philosophy for educating well-rounded citizens is to actively engage them in experiences to prepare them for success in today's world.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 291 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Charleston Collegiate School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 48 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, Environmental Science, English Language and Composition, English Literature, U.S. History,

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,637
Tuition Notes Tuition reflects an average cost of tuitions running from $8400-$17500.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Ashley Mulkey
Admissions Associate Stephen Brown

School Notes

  • THE FOUR PILLARS OF CCS:
  • Project-Based Learning:  In a normal day at Charleston Collegiate School, students will explore real-world problems and challenges using creative thinking, non-routine problem solving skills, and teamwork. From a second grade student writing business proposals for selling their garden produce at the local farmers` market, donating their earnings to a local non-profit, to a High School sophomore tackling the `essential question` of how a Langston Hughes poem connects to his own life and perspective of the world, our students are creating a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the subject matter and the world around them.
  • Fine Arts and Creativity:  Our Fine Arts Program ties all of our academic courses together using the `cross-curricular learning` approach to deepen comprehension. Students are able to write a script and act out the water cycle in science class, create an artistic representation of a character from the novel they are studying in English Class, create artwork based on the time period being studied in History, and film their own commercials for selling the app they created in STEM class. Starting in second grade, students write, direct, and act in their own plays. As they grow and focus their appreciation and understanding of the arts, they progress into upper school students using our state of the art filmmaking and editing lab producing video for international corporations or competing in photography competitions around the country. Our Fine Arts department`s mission is to give our students a creative outlet as well as a competitive edge in today`s world. 
  • Leadership through Outdoor Education:  Charleston Collegiate`s beautiful 30-acre campus includes an Outdoor Leadership and Education Center with nature trails, a tidal swamp with a dock, kayak program, plus low ropes and high rope courses with team building elements that are unique to our campus and curriculum. The kayaking component allows students in 4th grade and beyond to study a history and science-based curriculum focusing on South Carolina`s rich history and its marsh, river, and harbor ecology. Students in Preschool play "I Spy" around our campus, identifying the different types of trees and birds. Third grade students observe the school`s observation bee hive, reporting their findings and teaching other classes about the bees` role in the ecosystem. Ninth-graders are often seen on the low-ropes elements working on their cooperative skills in their leadership course. The Outdoor Education program provides students with hands-on opportunities to learn risk management concepts, effective communication skills, group dynamics, and survival skills in an outdoor classroom setting. These experiences break down barriers and social cliques, freeing students from any sense of entitlement that can be associated with a private school education. 
  • Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship:  How different would our world be today if everyone had been exposed to the fundamentals of Personal Finance? How much easier is it to understand the importance of mathematics when you are an entrepreneur applying it to the balance sheet of your own business? Charleston Collegiate prepares our students to enter the 'real world' with an entrepreneurial spirit of problem solving, creating solutions to problems in all areas of life. Second graders are calculating the expense sheet for their classroom pet and brainstorming how they will create income to pay for it. In math, sixth grade students run a bakery and sell their products as a way to practice fractions. In upper school, our businesses courses give our students the facts they need to understand how money works, while exposing them to the collaborative environment and corporate structure of life outside our campus. Knowing that they can take the content from their classroom directly to their everyday lives piques our students' interest in every other area of study... And that spark is at heart of success.
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