Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in South Carolina

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The average private elementary school acceptance rate in South Carolina is approximately 89% per year (2021).
The most selective school in South Carolina is currently University School Of The Lowcountry, with an acceptance rate of 60%.
The most selective private elementary schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Elementary Schools in South Carolina (2021)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 3-12690 Coleman Blvd.
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 884-0902

  • Rank: #22.
    Trident Academy
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 63%
    Grades: NS-121455 Wakendaw Rd
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 884-7046

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-122024 Academy Rd
    Johns Island, SC 29455
    (843) 559-5506

  • Rank: #3-43.-4.
    Oakbrook Preparatory School
    Oakbrook Preparatory School Photo - Our boys golf team shown at the 2013 State Championship tournament has won 4 State titles in a row. Starting with the 2013-14 academic year, we now have girls varsity golf along with a middle school team.
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-12190 Lincoln School Road
    Spartanburg, SC 29301
    (864) 587-2060

  • Rank: #55.
    First Presbyterian Academy
    First Presbyterian Academy Photo - Our teachers are dedicated to a loving, Christ-centered environment.
    (Presbyterian)
    Acceptance Rate: 72%
    Grades: NS-8200 W Washington St
    Greenville, SC 29601
    (864) 235-0122

  • Rank: #66.
    Heritage Academy
    Heritage Academy Photo - Welcome to Hilton Head Island!
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: 6-1211 New Orleans Rd
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    (843) 842-8600

  • Rank: #7-117.- 11.
    Camden Military Academy
    Camden Military Academy Photo - Class in action!
    All-boys (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: 7-12520 Highway 1 N
    Camden, SC 29020
    (800) 948-6291

  • Rank: #7-117.- 11.
    Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: K-123000 S Beltline Blvd
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 765-2309

  • Rank: #7-117.- 11.
    Northside Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-127800 Northside Dr
    North Charleston, SC 29420
    (843) 797-2690

  • Rank: #7-117.- 11.Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-121701 Skylyn Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (864) 582-7539

  • Rank: #7-117.- 11.
    Tabernacle Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 80%
    Grades: PK-123931 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 269-2760

  • Rank: #1212.
    Hawthorne Christian Academy
    Hawthorne Christian Academy Photo - Mrs. Youmans STEAM class
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 82%
    Grades: NS-12790 Hawthorne Rd
    Chester, SC 29706
    (803) 377-8235

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Eastside Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-121908 Highway 72 221 E
    Greenwood, SC 29649
    (864) 229-1414

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Hemingway Day School
    (Presbyterian)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-5475 N Main Street Suite E
    Hemingway, SC 29554
    (843) 933-0851

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Mountain View Christian Academy
    Mountain View Christian Academy Photo - 2016 SCACS Fine Arts Festival
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: NS-12650 Battleground Rd
    Cowpens, SC 29330
    (864) 463-8888

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Pinewood Prep
    Pinewood Prep Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-121114 Orangeburg Road
    Summerville, SC 29483
    (843) 873-1643

  • Rank: #13-1713.- 17.
    Sea Pines Montessori Academy
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 85%
    Grades: PK-89 Foxgrape Road
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    (843) 785-2534

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    Anderson Christian School
    Anderson Christian School Photo - Christ. Community. Quality Education.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-123902 Liberty Highway
    Anderson, SC 29621
    (864) 224-7309

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    Coastal Christian Preparatory School
    Coastal Christian Preparatory School Photo
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-8681 McCants Drive
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843) 884-3663

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    Easley Christian School
    Easley Christian School Photo - "Where Eagles Soar"
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-12461 Saco Lowell Rd
    Easley, SC 29640
    (864) 855-8000

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    May River Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: NS-67014, 60 Calhoun St
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 757-2312

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    Mitchell Road Christian Academy
    Mitchell Road Christian Academy Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-8207 Mitchell Rd
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864) 268-2210

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    St. John's Christian Academy
    St. John's Christian Academy Photo - Playground Time
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-12204 West Main Street
    Moncks Corner, SC 29461
    (843) 761-8539

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    St. Marys Catholic School
    St. Marys Catholic School Photo - St. Mary's Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-8101 Hampton Ave
    Greenville, SC 29601
    (864) 271-3870

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    Step Of Faith Christian Academy
    Step Of Faith Christian Academy Photo
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: PK-129009 Tarboro Road
    Ridgeland, SC 29936
    (843) 726-6100

  • Rank: #18-2618.- 26.
    Walnut Grove Christian School
    Walnut Grove Christian School Photo - Our Class of 2018, with 8 graduates, earned more than $1.8 Million in academic & athletic scholarshipsfrom the following colleges and universities:
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 90%
    Grades: K-121036 Maxwell Mill Road
    Fort Mill, SC 29708
    (803) 835-2000

  • Rank: #2727.
    Cross Schools
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 92%
    Grades: K-8495 Buckwalter Parkway
    Bluffton, SC 29910
    (843) 706-2000

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    New Covenant School
    New Covenant School Photo - New Covenant School Cavaliers
    (Presbyterian)
    Acceptance Rate: 93%
    Grades: PK-12303 Simpson Road
    Anderson, SC 29621
    (864) 224-5675

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Thomas Sumter Academy
    Acceptance Rate: 93%
    Grades: PK-125265 Camden Hwy
    Rembert, SC 29128
    (803) 499-3378

  • Rank: #30-4230.- 42.
    Bob Jones Academy
    Bob Jones Academy Photo - Bob Jones Academy's fine arts program includes art, speech and music. The music program includes two bands, an orchestra and two choirs as well as music lessons offered through Bob Jones University.
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 95%
    Grades: PK-121700 Wade Hampton Blvd
    Greenville, SC 29614
    (864) 770-1395

  • Rank: #30-4230.- 42.
    Columbia Adventist Academy
    Columbia Adventist Academy Photo - Enrolled for the Kingdom. Educated on the Rock.
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Acceptance Rate: 95%
    Grades: K-8241 Riverchase Way
    Lexington, SC 29072
    (803) 796-0277

  • Rank: #30-4230.- 42.
    Emmanuel Christian School
    Emmanuel Christian School Photo - Some of our Upper School students posing during Spirit Week.
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 95%
    Grades: PK-121001 N Marquis Hwy
    Hartsville, SC 29550
    (843) 332-0164

  • Rank: #30-4230.- 42.
    Francis Hugh Wardlaw Academy
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 95%
    Grades: PK-121296 Columbia Rd
    Johnston, SC 29832
    (803) 275-4794

  • Rank: #30-4230.- 42.
    Greenville Classical Academy
    Greenville Classical Academy Photo - One of GCA's 4th grade students
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 95%
    Grades: PK-122519 Woodruff Road
    Simpsonville, SC 29681
    (864) 329-9884

  • Rank: #30-4230.- 42.
    Hampton Park Christian School
    Hampton Park Christian School Photo - At Hampton Park, we like to help our students see the need of those around them. For the past two years, our students have participate in Operation Christmas Child which sends "Good News and Great Joy" to children around the world.
    (Baptist)
    Acceptance Rate: 95%
    Grades: K-12875 State Park Road
    Greenville, SC 29609
    (864) 370-3100

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