Oldest Private High Schools in South Carolina

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The average private high school in South Carolina was founded around 1977 (2021).
The oldest private high school in South Carolina is Cardinal Newman School, founded in 1858.
The oldest private high schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private High Schools in South Carolina (2021)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Cardinal Newman School
    Cardinal Newman School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: 7-122945 Alpine Road
    Columbia, SC 29223
    (803) 782-2814

  • Rank: #22.
    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
    (800) 948-6291

  • Rank: #33.
    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.
    Founding Date: 1909
    Grades: PK-12172 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843) 722-4088

  • Rank: #44.
    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: #55.
    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: #66.
    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: #77.
    First Baptist School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-1248 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 722-6646

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: K-123000 S Beltline Blvd
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803) 765-2309

  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    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: #1010.
    Pinewood Prep
    Pinewood Prep Photo
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: PK-121114 Orangeburg Road
    Summerville, SC 29483
    (843) 873-1643

  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    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: #11-1211.- 12. Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-122 James Dr
    Greenville, SC 29605
    (864) 277-5350

  • Rank: #1313. Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-121701 Skylyn Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (864) 582-7539

  • Rank: #1414.
    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: #1515.
    Tabernacle Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1960
    Grades: PK-123931 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864) 269-2760

  • Rank: #1616.
    Emmanuel Christian School
    Emmanuel Christian School Photo - Some of our Upper School students posing during Spirit Week.
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1963
    Grades: PK-121001 N Marquis Hwy
    Hartsville, SC 29550
    (843) 332-0164

  • Rank: #1717.
    Thomas Sumter Academy
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: PK-125265 Camden Hwy
    Rembert, SC 29128
    (803) 499-3378

  • Rank: #18-2218.- 22.
    Beaufort Academy
    Beaufort Academy Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-12240 Sams Point Rd
    Beaufort, SC 29907
    (843) 929-9207

  • Rank: #18-2218.- 22. Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-128 Foxgrape Rd
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    (843) 671-2286

  • Rank: #18-2218.- 22.
    Northside Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-127800 Northside Dr
    North Charleston, SC 29420
    (843) 797-2690

  • Rank: #18-2218.- 22.
    Pee Dee Academy
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-122903 E Hwy 76
    Mullins, SC 29574
    (843) 423-1771

  • Rank: #18-2218.- 22.
    Robert E Lee Academy
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-12630 Cousar St
    Bishopville, SC 29010
    (803) 484-5532

  • Rank: #23-2723.- 27. Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: PK-12165 Academy Road
    Walterboro, SC 29488
    (843) 538-8959

  • Rank: #23-2723.- 27.
    Easley Christian School
    Easley Christian School Photo - "Where Eagles Soar"
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: PK-12461 Saco Lowell Rd
    Easley, SC 29640
    (864) 855-8000

  • Rank: #23-2723.- 27.
    Hammond School
    Hammond School Photo
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: PK-12854 Galway Ln
    Columbia, SC 29209
    (803) 776-0295

  • Rank: #23-2723.- 27.
    Newberry Academy
    Newberry Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: PK-122055 Smith Rd
    Newberry, SC 29108
    (803) 276-2760

  • Rank: #23-2723.- 27.
    Wilson Hall
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: PK-12520 Wilson Hall Road
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803) 469-3475

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Clarendon Hall School
    Clarendon Hall School Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1967
    Grades: PK-121140 S Duke St
    Summerton, SC 29148
    (803) 485-3550

  • Rank: #28-2928.- 29.
    Southside Christian School
    Southside Christian School Photo
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1967
    Grades: NS-122211 Woodruff Rd
    Simpsonville, SC 29681
    (864) 234-7575

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31. Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: PK-12829 Garlington Road
    Greenville, SC 29615
    (864) 678-5107

  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Riverpointe Christian Academy
    Alternative School (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1968
    Grades: PK-128310 Dorchester Road
    North Charleston, SC 29418
    (843) 552-0624

  • Rank: #32-3432.- 34.
    Calhoun Academy
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: PK-1281 Academy Road
    Saint Matthews, SC 29135
    (803) 874-2734

  • Rank: #32-3432.- 34.
    Marlboro Academy
    Marlboro Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: K-121035 Bennettsville Fire Tow Rd
    Bennettsville, SC 29512
    (843) 479-6501

  • Rank: #32-3432.- 34.
    Sloan's School
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: 5-12171 Starlight Dr
    Columbia, SC 29210
    (803) 772-1677

  • Rank: #35-3835.- 38. Founding Date: 1970
    Grades: PK-122024 Academy Rd
    Johns Island, SC 29455
    (843) 559-5506

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