Oldest Private Schools in South Carolina

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  • The average private school in South Carolina was founded around 1976 (2020).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in South Carolina is St. Peters Catholic School, founded in 1852.

Oldest Private Schools in South Carolina (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    St. Peters Catholic School
    St. Peters Catholic School Photo - At Career Day, students gain hands-on understanding of future vocational opportunities.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: NS-61035 Hampton St
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803)252-8285

  • Rank: #22.
    Cardinal Newman School
    Cardinal Newman School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: 7-122945 Alpine Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
    (803)782-2814

  • Rank: #33.
    Camden Military Academy
    Camden Military Academy Photo - Class in action!
    All-boys (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1892
    Grades: 7-12520 Highway 1 N
    Camden, SC 29020
    (803)432-6001

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    St Mary Help Of Christians School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: K-8118 York St SE
    Aiken, SC 29801
    (803)649-2071

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Saint Mary's Catholic School
    Saint Mary's Catholic School Photo - St. Mary's Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1900
    Grades: PK-8101 Hampton Ave
    Greenville, SC 29601
    (864)271-3870

  • 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.
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: NS-12172 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)965-8501

  • Rank: #77.
    Bishop England High School
    Bishop England High School Photo - Clemson Calculus Challenge Team 2012
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: 9-12363 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: 1-8241 Riverchase Way
    Lexington, SC 29072
    (803)796-0277

  • Rank: #99.
    Haynsworth School
    Founding Date: 1921
    Grades: PK-1228 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-121700 Wade Hampton Blvd
    Greenville, SC 29614
    (864)770-1395

  • Rank: #11-1211.-12. Founding Date: 1940
    Grades: PK-56952 Saint Andrews Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)807-4351

  • Rank: #11-1211.-12.
    Ben Lippen School
    Ben Lippen School Photo - Reception and High School Building
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1940
    Grades: NS-127401 Monticello Road
    Columbia, SC 29203
    (803)807-4000

  • Rank: #1313.
    St Paul The Apostle Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1941
    Grades: PK-8152 Alabama Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29302
    (864)582-6645

  • Rank: #14-1614.-16.
    First Baptist School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-1248 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843)722-6646

  • Rank: #14-1614.-16.
    Greenville Sda School
    Greenville Sda School Photo
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-81704 E North Street
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864)232-8885

  • Rank: #14-1614.-16.
    Saint John Catholic School
    Saint John Catholic School Photo - Our 2012-2013 Grandparents Luncheon.
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-83921 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-PK712 Wappoo Road
    Charleston, SC 29407
    (843)571-6426

  • Rank: #18-2118.-21.
    Eddlemon Adventist School
    (Seventh Day Adventist)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: K-81217 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-123000 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-121698 Bird Street
    Rock Hill, SC 29730
    (803)324-4814

  • Rank: #18-2118.-21.
    St Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: PK-6311 Gower St
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864)271-0167

  • Rank: #2222.
    Pinewood Prep
    Pinewood Prep Photo
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: PK-121114 Orangeburg Road
    Summerville, SC 29483
    (843)873-1643

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    Coastal Christian Preparatory School
    Coastal Christian Preparatory School Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: PK-8681 McCants Drive
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843)884-3663

  • Rank: #23-2423.-24.
    First Presbyterian Academy
    First Presbyterian Academy Photo - Our teachers are dedicated to a loving, Christ-centered environment.
    (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1953
    Grades: NS-8200 W Washington St
    Greenville, SC 29601
    (864)235-0122

  • Rank: #25-2625.-26.
    St Anne & St. Jude Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: K-1211 S Magnolia St
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803)775-3632

  • Rank: #25-2625.-26.
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: PK-63700 Devine Street
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)254-6736

  • Rank: #27-2827.-28.
    Mead Hall Episcopal School
    Mead Hall Episcopal School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-12129 Pendleton Street, SW
    Aiken, SC 29801
    (803)644-1122

  • Rank: #27-2827.-28. Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-122 James Dr
    Greenville, SC 29605
    (864)277-5350

  • Rank: #29-3029.-30.
    St Andrew Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: K-83601 N Kings Hwy
    Myrtle Beach, SC 29577
    (843)448-6062

  • Rank: #29-3029.-30.
    St Anthony Catholic School
    St Anthony Catholic School Photo - 5th graders investigate the properties of salt water.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: NS-8 2536 Hoffmeyer Rd
    Florence, SC 29501
    (843)662-1910

  • Rank: #3131. Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-121701 Skylyn Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (864)582-7539

  • Rank: #3232.
    Shandon Presbyterian Child Dev Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: PK-K607 Woodrow St
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)799-8533

  • Rank: #33-3433.-34.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: K-12245 Cavalier Drive
    Greenville, SC 29607
    (864)299-1522

  • Rank: #33-3433.-34.
    Our Saviour Lutheran Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Founding Date: 1959
    Grades: NS-K2600 Wade Hampton Blvd
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864)268-4714

  • Rank: #35-3835.-38.
    All Saints' Episcopal Day School
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1960
    Grades: K-61425 Cherokee Rd
    Florence, SC 29501
    (843)662-8134

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