Oldest Private Schools in South Carolina

The average private school in South Carolina was founded around 1977 (2022).
The oldest private school in South Carolina is St. Peters Catholic School, founded in 1852.
Year Founded Range: 1852 1959 Avg. Year Founded: 1937

Oldest Private Schools in South Carolina (2022)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
St. Peters Catholic School
St. Peters Catholic School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: NS-6
1035 Hampton St
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 252-8285
Rank: #22.
Cardinal Newman School
Cardinal Newman School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1858
Grades: 7-12
2945 Alpine Road
Columbia, SC 29223
(803) 782-2814
Rank: #33.
Camden Military Academy
Camden Military Academy Photo - Class in action!
All-boys (Christian)
(2)
Founding Date: 1892
Grades: 7-12
520 Highway 1 N
Camden, SC 29020
(800) 948-6291
Rank: #44.
St. Marys Catholic School
St. Marys Catholic School Photo - St. Mary's Elementary School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1900
Grades: PK-8
101 Hampton Ave
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 271-3870
Rank: #55.
St. Mary Help Of Christians School
St. Mary Help Of Christians School Photo - www.stmaryschoolaiken.com
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: K-8
118 York St SE
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 649-2071
Rank: #66.
Ashley Hall School
Ashley Hall School Photo - Founded in 1909 in Charleston, SC, Ashley Hall's mission is to produce educated women who are independent, ethically responsible and prepared to meet the challenges of society with confidence, and is met through a rewarding academic program. With a student body ages 2-12th grade, Ashley Hall offers a curriculum beautifully tailored to the learning styles of girls. Visit www.ashleyhall.org.
(8)
Founding Date: 1909
Grades: PK-12
172 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-4088
Rank: #77.
Bishop England High School
Bishop England High School Photo - Clemson Calculus Challenge Team 2012
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: 9-12
363 Seven Farms Dr
Charleston, SC 29492
(843) 849-9599
Rank: #88.
Columbia Adventist Academy
Columbia Adventist Academy Photo - Enrolled for the Kingdom. Educated on the Rock.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1919
Grades: K-8
241 Riverchase Way
Lexington, SC 29072
(803) 796-0277
Rank: #99.
Haynsworth School
Alternative School
(1)
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: PK-1
228 E Park Ave
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 235-3010
Rank: #1010.
Bob Jones Academy
Bob Jones Academy Photo - Bob Jones Academy's fine arts program includes art, speech and music. The music program includes two bands, an orchestra and two choirs as well as music lessons offered through Bob Jones University.
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1927
Grades: PK-12
1700 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29614
(864) 770-1395
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Founding Date: 1940
Grades: NS-4
500 Saint Andrews Road
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 807-4351
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Ben Lippen School
Ben Lippen School Photo - Reception and High School Building
(Christian)
(11)
Founding Date: 1940
Grades: NS-12
7401 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203
(803) 807-4000
Rank: #1313.
St. Paul The Apostle Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1941
Grades: NS-8
152 Alabama Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
(864) 582-6645
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
First Baptist School
(Baptist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: PK-12
48 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-6646
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
Greenville Sda School
Greenville Sda School Photo
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(2)
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: PK-8
1704 E North Street
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 232-8885
Rank: #14 - 1614. - 16.
St. John Catholic School
St. John Catholic School Photo - St. John Catholic School students participate in weekly mass.
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1949
Grades: K-8
3921 Saint John's Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 744-3901
Rank: #1717.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Weekday School
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
Founding Date: 1950
Grades: NS-PK
712 Wappoo Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-6426
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Eddlemon Adventist School
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(4)
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: K-8
1217 John B White Sr Blvd
Spartanburg, SC 29306
(864) 576-2234
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
(Episcopal)
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: PK-12
3000 S Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 765-2309
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
St. Anne School
St. Anne School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: PK-12
1698 Bird Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
(803) 324-4814
Rank: #18 - 2118. - 21.
St. Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1951
Grades: PK-6
311 Gower St
Greenville, SC 29611
(864) 271-0167
Rank: #2222.
Pinewood Prep
Pinewood Prep Photo
(5)
Founding Date: 1952
Grades: PK-12
1114 Orangeburg Road
Summerville, SC 29483
(843) 873-1643
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Coastal Christian Preparatory School
Coastal Christian Preparatory School Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: PK-8
681 McCants Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-3663
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
First Presbyterian Academy
First Presbyterian Academy Photo - Our teachers are dedicated to a loving, Christ-centered environment.
(Presbyterian)
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: NS-8
200 W Washington St
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 235-0122
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
First Presbyterian Academy
First Presbyterian Academy Photo - Academic Enrichment Specials are an essential part of Crusader curriculum from PK3-12th grade. Our littlest Crusaders enjoy activities such as Library, Art, Music, Spanish and exciting Field Trips, to name a few. This adventurous member of our PK4 class is reaching for a yummy apple on a recent field trip to a local apple orchard.
(Christian)
(3)
Founding Date: 1953
Grades: PK-12
829 Garlington Road
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 678-5107
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Holy Angels Academy
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1954
Grades: PK-6
11 S Magnolia St
Sumter, SC 29150
(803) 775-3632
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
St. Joseph School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1954
Grades: PK-6
3700 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 254-6736
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Mead Hall Episcopal School
Mead Hall Episcopal School Photo
(Episcopal)
(2)
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: PK-12
129 Pendleton Street, SW
Aiken, SC 29801
(803) 644-1122
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Our Lady Of The Rosary Catholic Elementary School
Our Lady Of The Rosary Catholic Elementary School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
(5)
Founding Date: 1955
Grades: PK-12
2 James Dr
Greenville, SC 29605
(864) 277-5350
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
St. Andrew Catholic School
St. Andrew Catholic School Photo - St. Andrew Catholic School Class of 2021
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: K-8
3601 N Kings Hwy
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
(843) 448-6062
Rank: #30 - 3130. - 31.
St. Anthony Catholic School
St. Anthony Catholic School Photo - 5th graders investigate the properties of salt water.
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: PK-8
2536 Hoffmeyer Rd
Florence, SC 29501
(843) 662-1910
Rank: #3232.
Spartanburg Day School
Spartanburg Day School Photo
(3)
Founding Date: 1957
Grades: PK-12
1701 Skylyn Drive
Spartanburg, SC 29307
(864) 582-7539
Rank: #3333.
Shandon Presbyterian Child Dev Center
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
Founding Date: 1958
Grades: NS
607 Woodrow St
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 799-8533
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Christ Church Episcopal School
Christ Church Episcopal School Photo - The thriving arts program gives ample opportunity for the development of creative expression, risk-taking, and poise. Every student is given the opportunity to speak and perform publicly. Several renowned visiting artists work with students each year.
(Episcopal)
(3)
Founding Date: 1959
Grades: K-12
245 Cavalier Drive
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 299-1522
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Our Saviour Lutheran Preschool
Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
Founding Date: 1959
Grades: NS-K
2600 Wade Hampton Blvd
Greenville, SC 29615
(864) 268-4714
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