Cardinal Newman School

4701 Forest Dr
Columbia, SC 29206-0292
     Tel: (803)782-2814
Grades: 7 - 12 | 492 students
With origins dating from 1858, Cardinal Newman School is a diocesan, Catholic co-educational institution for students in grades 7 through 12.
Through spirituality, community service, and a challenging college preparatory curriculum in the Catholic tradition, Cardinal Newman School is the embodiment of well-rounded education.
For over 140 years, Cardinal Newman School has formed and educated the brightest and best students in the Midlands.
Today our graduates are broadening their horizons at the best universities in the country.
Cardinal Newman School has an open admissions policy.
Students of any race, religion, nationality, and ethnic origin are admitted and accorded all rights, privileges, programs and activities through school admissions policies, scholarships, athletics and other school-administered programs.
All applicants are reviewed on past school achievement, behavorial and academic records, standarized test scores, and the applicant's desire to attend Cardinal Newman School.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 492 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 7%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Cardinal Newman School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
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 American Government, Calculus 141 Dual Enrollment, Chemistry 111 Dual Enrollment, English 101/102 Dual Enrollment, Jazz & Am Popular Music 140 Dual Enrollment, Macro-Economics 222 Dual Enrollment, Music Appreciation 110 Dual Enrollment, US History 111/112 AP/Dual Enrollment  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,190
Tuition Notes
Admissions Director Theresa Harper


Total Sports Offered 14 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


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 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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