With origins dating from 1858, Cardinal Newman School is a diocesan, Catholic co-educational institution providing a well-rounded education in a collge preparatory atmosphere for students in grades seven through twelve.
A wide range of athletics, cocurricular and extracurricular activities are also provided.
Cardinal Newman School does not discriminate on the basis of color, national or ethnic origin in any of its policies, practices or procedures.
With an emphasis on the Catholic tradition of education - strong academics, a dedication to service and traditional Catholic,Christian values, Cardinal Newman School provides a safe and structured environment which challenges all students to achieve personal excellence in everyway.
Inspired by the community belief in divine providence and love, Cardinal Newman students wIll become self-disciplined learners who also demonstrate respect, integrity, responsibility and a sense of justice as they prepare to live their lives of truth, integrity anad fidelity - VERITAS, INTEGRITAS, FIDELITAS.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 590 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Cardinal Newman School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 7-12
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
590 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade
Cardinal Newman School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
59 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
An Honors currciulum in English, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Macroeconomics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, Math, Science and Social Studies offered in all grade levels.
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Admissions Director
Michelle Holbrook



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
25 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Alpha Theta, Art Club, Beta Club, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Chess Club, Drama, French Club, Kairos Retreats, Key Club, Men's Discernment Club, National Honor Society, Pep Club, Prom Committee, Quiz Bowl, Quiz Bowl Team, Retreat Team, Robotics Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Students for Life, WINGS, Women's Discernment Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choirs

School Notes

  • Our students have various interests and abilities, and we are committed to helping them reach their potential in a safe, nurturing and faith-filled environment. Our faculty and guidance counselors are equipped to provide a rigorous academic challenge for students who need it as well as an individualized plan to ensure success for those who may require extra attention. We also provide a myriad of opportunities - through community service, clubs, extra curricular activities, athletics and the performing and visual arts - to bring out each student`s unique gifts and talents. We partner with parents to develop the whole child in mind, body and spirit. We offer all of this on our new, 50-acre campus.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Cardinal Newman School cost?

Cardinal Newman School's tuition is approximately $11,000 for private students.

What sports does Cardinal Newman School offer?

Cardinal Newman School offers 17 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting, Winter Track and Wrestling. Cardinal Newman School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for most sports offered.

What is Cardinal Newman School's ranking?

Cardinal Newman School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Cardinal Newman School?

The application deadline for Cardinal Newman School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Senior Farewell Mass/Senior Last Day (Events)
May 12, 2023 (Friday)
School Closed for Memorial Day-No School (Events)
May 29, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: 7-12
  • Enrollment: 590 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,000
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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