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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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1953

Student Body

Total Students312 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade First Presbyterian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio24:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform Required in Elementary and Middle School)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is dependent upon age and number of days per week child is in attendance.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLISA MUSE
Admissions Associaten/a


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Greenville
    Grades: NS-5 | 102 students
    4.8 miles
    212 Roper Mountain Rd Extension
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864) 385-6020
    4.8 NS-5
  • Greenville
    Grades: K-12 | 1127 students
    4.9 miles
    245 Cavalier Drive
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864) 299-1522
    4.9 K-12
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-8 | 431 students
    4.9 miles
    207 Mitchell Rd
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864) 268-2210
    4.9 PK-8
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-12 | 110 students
    2.6 miles
    3931 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 269-2760
    2.6 PK-12
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-12 | 90 students
    5.1 miles
    630 Farrs Bridge Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (684) 246-1055
    5.1 PK-12

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The average private school tuition in Greenville, SC is $8,620 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Greenville, SC is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).