Charleston Day School

Charleston Day School is a unique school, serving students in grades K-8 on an urban campus located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina.
Our student body of approximately 255 students thrives in this personal environment where all the students and faculty members know one another.
Charleston Day focuses on the primary, elementary and middle school years, and our program prepares students for the eventual challenges of high school, college, graduate school, and life.
The mission of Charleston Day School is to foster scholarship, integrity, respect and responsibility in our students.
This straightforward mission provides direction for each member of the school community and reminds us that academic development shares equal billing with the formation of character and integrity in our youngest generation.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 257 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,350
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Charleston Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded
1937

Student Body

Total Students
257 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Charleston Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K tuition is $24,600
Admissions Director
Catherine Skeen

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

School Notes

  • Charleston Day School is a unique school, serving students in grades K-8 on an urban campus located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Our student body of approximately 250 students thrives in this personal environment where all the students and faculty members know one another.
  • Charleston Day focuses on the primary, elementary and middle school years, and our program prepares students for the eventual challenges of high school, college, graduate school, and life.
  • The mission of Charleston Day School is to foster scholarship, integrity, respect and responsibility in our students.
  • This straightforward mission provides direction for each member of the school community and reminds us that academic development shares equal billing with the formation of character and integrity in our youngest generation.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Charleston Day School cost?
Charleston Day School's tuition is approximately $27,350 for private students.
What sports does Charleston Day School offer?
Charleston Day School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Golf, Sailing, Tennis and Volleyball.
What is Charleston Day School's ranking?
Charleston Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Charleston Day School?
The application deadline for Charleston Day School is Feb. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 257 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $27,350
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Charleston, SC is $14,896 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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