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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-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 DirectorJoanna Reese
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
    4.8 NS-5
  • Greenville
    Grades: K-12 | 1127 students
    4.9 miles
    245 Cavalier Drive
    Greenville, SC 29607
    4.9 K-12
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-8 | 431 students
    4.9 miles
    207 Mitchell Rd
    Greenville, SC 29615
    4.9 PK-8
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-12 | 93 students
    2.6 miles
    3931 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    2.6 PK-12
  • Greenville
    Grades: PK-12 | 90 students
    5.1 miles
    630 Farrs Bridge Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    5.1 PK-12

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Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Greenville, SC is $9,593 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Greenville, SC is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).