Christ Church Episcopal School

Christ Church Episcopal School is a college preparatory,co-educational day school serving approximately 1,200 students in grades Primer (K5) - 12.
CCES was founded in 1959 and is situated on a 72-acre campus.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,214 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,865
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Christ Church Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
1,214 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Christ Church Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
113 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Govt. & Politics, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language, AP Latin Literature, AP Latin Vergil, AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP US Govt, AP US History
Average SAT score
1256
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Primer tuition is $17,540 for the 23-24 school year and rises at various levels. Upper School tuition is $23,125.
% on Financial Aid
20%
Admissions Director
Leigh Johnstone
Admissions Associate
Connie Mikesell

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
9 separate choir groups, Debate, drum, guitar, handbells, Improv Club, Middle and Upper School newspapers and literary magazines, Model UN, strings, Upper School drama and musical, Youth in Government

School Notes

  • Christ Church Episcopal School is a college preparatory,co-educational day school serving approximately 1,200 students in grades Primer (K5) - 12. CCES was founded in 1959 and is situated on a 72-acre campus. The school's highly regarded academics and arts curriculum is complemented by an athletic program fielding 45 varsity, junior varsity, and middle school teams, and an extensive co-curricular program offering opportunities for students to excel in many areas. Students in each division (Lower, Middle, Upper) attend Episcopal chapel services weekly, but the school embraces students of all religious backgrounds.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Christ Church Episcopal School cost?
Christ Church Episcopal School's tuition is approximately $23,865 for private students.
Does Christ Church Episcopal School offer a summer program?
Yes, Christ Church Episcopal School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Christ Church Episcopal School offer?
Christ Church Episcopal School offers 14 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Christ Church Episcopal School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for most sports offered.
What is Christ Church Episcopal School's ranking?
Christ Church Episcopal School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Highest average ACT score, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Christ Church Episcopal School?
The application deadline for Christ Church Episcopal School is Jan. 18 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 18 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
CCES is an excellent school! We have two children who have both had wonderful experiences. Some of our favorite things about the school are the small class sizes, caring teachers who go the extra mile, character building through service projects, hands on learning, chapel services, specials, the arts and music program and much more. It is a supportive community where parents have a chance to get involved and get to know other parents. I cannot say enough positive things about the faculty and staff - they have become like family and care for my children. The academics are challenging but in a rewarding way where the kids know they have support and can get one-on-one attention if needed. Highly recommend a tour as the admission staff is very friendly and happy to answer any questions.
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5  
We have three children who have benefitted from the superb education provided by CCES. Our daughter is a 2011 graduate of CCES and is now excelling in her junior year at Clemson University. She was extremely well-prepared as she researched and chose the right university for her. Her academics have been rigorous but she has been confident throughout her college courses, a confidence instilled by her teachers and administrators throughout her education at CCES. Her many extra-curricular activities at CCES have proven to prepare her for life at a large university as well. Our two sons who are now in the Upper School at CCES have also been very well prepared to face the academic demands of a top-notch academic school. They have had the privilege of being on our football team which has just won it's third State Championship, a feat which gives the players a true sense of "teamwork" and a cause to draw the entire school to a season of celebration. They also take advantage of the opportunity to participate in other varsity sports (such as basketball and baseball), the Student Ambassador Program, various clubs on campus, and even the Achievement Center. We have no doubt that they, too, will benefit just as greatly as their sister in their pursuit of higher education with the excellent base which is provided by Christ Church Episcopal School.
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5  
We have two children enrolled in CCES, one in the Upper School and one finishing Middle School and could not be happier with our choice of schools. CCES has provided a warm, nurturing environment for our kids to excell. They are academically challenged and involved in both team sports as well as academic clubs. One of the common comments heard from students as well as parents is how involved the faculty and administration are in their lives. Teachers go out of their way to teach, coach and mentor each student, truly taking a personal interest in them. They provide a comfortable environment for the children to learn in and push themselves for excellence. Both of our children play on the basketball teams as well as each participates in the volleyball and baseball teams. The team sports allow them an opportunity to learn balance, between studies and extra curricular activities as well as further the sense of community and family that is such a part of the CCES environment. In additon the school offers a wide variety of community service opportunities for the children to partake in, teaching them the importance of giving back. Both partake in the special olympics as well as learning center volunteering and soup kitchen ministries. Our son is currently pursuing the IB Diploma and begining his college/university search. The curriculum is rigorous and demanding and at the same time exciting to him. The school College Counseling team began "coaching'' him since his freshman year and are involved in every step of the process. We are confident that he will find the best fit for himself and know he will be well prepared academically and socially for the next step in higher education. CCES is a unique community and we feel blessed to be a part of it.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,214 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,865
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 18 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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