William Thomas Academy

1110 Florence Hwy
Sumter, SC 29153-0803
Tel: (803)773-1910
Grades: K-12 | 45 students
William Thomas Academy is located on 29 acres of land, right outside the city limits of Sumter, South Carolina.?Our brand new facility is 12,000 sq.
ft with 10 classrooms, restrooms, library, computer lab, and offices.
Each classroom is equipped with a flat-screen television for educational programming and a telephone, for direct parent contact.?Founded in 2004 by veteran teacher, Sheila E. Coplin, William Thomas Academy believes in giving children a second chance.
Students from other schools have accomplished the amazing and have excelled academically.
Since 2007, 98% of William Thomas graduates attend college, while 2% join the workforce or military.
80% of our student body are African American males.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Association of Christian Schools (AACS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 45 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 15%
Students by Grade William Thomas Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, SoccerBaseballBasketball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is St. Francis Xavier High School (3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anne Catholic School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Anne Catholic School (1.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Sumter
    St. Anne Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 105 students
    1.8 miles
    11 S Magnolia St
    Sumter, SC 29150
  • Sumter
    Grace Baptist Christian School
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-KG | 146 students
    2.3 miles
    219 W Calhoun St
    Sumter, SC 29150
  • Sumter
    Berea Junior Academy
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: KG-8 | 20 students
    2.4 miles
    675 S Lafayette Dr
    Sumter, SC 29150
  • Sumter
    Trinity Day School
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: NS | 94 students
    2.4 miles
    226 W Liberty Street
    Sumter, SC 29150
  • Sumter
    Grades: 9-12 | 41 students
    3 miles
    15 School Street
    Sumter, SC 29150

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $9,496 for elementary schools and $6,070 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).