First Presbyterian Academy

IGNITE...INFUSE...IMPACT The school IGNITES a passion for learning and INFUSES God's Word as a lens to view all aspects of t...he world so our students may grow to IMPACT the community and world beyond.
The Academy is in the heart of downtown Greenville, and it serves families in the Upstate of South Carolina.
Our learning environment is designed to develop the whole child by offering opportunities for each student to grow academically, spiritually, and socially.
As an evangelical school, the Academy is open to all students regardless of their religious background.
All teachers are dedicated, Christian professionals who seek to model a biblical, Christian life.

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Top Rankings

First Presbyterian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-1
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
193 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
First Presbyterian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform Required in Elementary and Middle School

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is dependent upon age and number of days per week child is in attendance.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Admissions Associate


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Bricks 4 Kidz, Chess Club, Computer Club, Cooking Clubs, Fishing Club, Horseback riding, Junior Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Spring Play

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Happy Feet Soccer, Tennis

School Notes

  • Small class sizes
  • Biblical world view for all subjects
  • Academically Challenging Program
  • Dedicated Teachers
  • STEM Lab
  • Spanish,Visual Art, Music, P.E., Theatre, Chess, & various other related arts classes
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of First Presbyterian Academy?
The acceptance rate of First Presbyterian Academy is 72%, which is lower than the national average of 90%. First Presbyterian Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in South Carolina with low acceptance rates.
What sports does First Presbyterian Academy offer?
First Presbyterian Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is First Presbyterian Academy's ranking?
First Presbyterian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for First Presbyterian Academy?
The application deadline for First Presbyterian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Greenville, SC is $10,433 for elementary schools and $11,186 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Greenville, SC is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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