Trident Academy

1455 Wakendaw Rd,
Mount Pleasant, SC, 29464-0294
     Tel: (843)884-7046
Grades: K - 8 | 49 students
Through individualized, multi-sensory, and research-based teaching approaches, Trident Academy will assist cognitively capable K-8 children diagnosed with language-based learning differences and Asperger’s/HFA and prepare them academically and socially to transition and thrive in a conventional learning environment.
Trident Academy will also use its knowledge leadership, resources and experience to train teachers, educate parents and advocate to the community.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia/Dysgraphia/Language-based, ADHD, ADD, Asperger
Year Founded 1972

Student Body

Total Students 49 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade Trident Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 4 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(khaki pants, shorts, skirt and soild color collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,530
% on Financial Aid 30%
Acceptance Rate 63%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Niki Leiva

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cheerleading, Community Service, Computer Club, Library Club, Photography Club, Student Council Cheerleading, Computer Club, Library Club, Community Service,
Photography Club,
Student Council,

School Notes:

Trident Academy offers:
  • Low student to teacher ratio
  • Targeted reading instruction
  • Individualized lessons
  • Technology-integrated curriculum
  • Rolling admissions
  • Orton-Gillingham trained Faculty
  • ABA trained faculty

Profile last updated: 03/07/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Palmetto Christian Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Palmetto Christian Academy (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Christ Our King - Stella Maris School (2.7 miles away)
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  • Mount PleasantPalmetto Christian Academy
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    (843)881-9967
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    1.3 mi | 492 students | Gr. K-12                      
  • Mount PleasantHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Christ Our King - Stella Maris School
      (Roman Catholic)
    1183 Russell Drive
    Mount PleasantSC29464
    (843)884-4721
      (Roman Catholic)
    2.7 mi | 591 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Mount PleasantUniversity School of the Lowcountry
    Special Program Emphasis
    690 Coleman Blvd.
    Mount PleasantSC29464
    (843)884-0902
    Special Program Emphasis
    3.2 mi | 67 students | Gr. 3-12                      
  • Mount PleasantO''quinn Schools Of Porter-gaud - Mount Pleasant
    Daycare / Preschool
    955 Houston Northcutt Blvd
    Mount PleasantSC29464
    (843)881-8506
    Daycare / Preschool
    3.2 mi | 36 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Mount PleasantCoastal Christian Preparatory School
      (Christian)
    681 McCants Drive
    Mount PleasantSC29464
    (843)884-3663
      (Christian)
    3.2 mi | 213 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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