Oldest Private Preschools in South Carolina

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  • The average private preschool in South Carolina was founded around 1977 (2020).
  • The oldest private preschools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private preschool in South Carolina is St. Peters Catholic School, founded in 1852.

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

  • Rank: #44.
    Haynsworth School
    Founding Date: 1921
    Grades: PK-1228 E Park Ave
    Greenville, SC 29601
    (864)235-3010

  • 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: #6-76.-7. Founding Date: 1940
    Grades: PK-56952 Saint Andrews Road
    Columbia, SC 29212
    (803)807-4351

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    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: #88.
    St Paul The Apostle Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1941
    Grades: PK-8152 Alabama Street
    Spartanburg, SC 29302
    (864)582-6645

  • Rank: #9-119.-11.
    First Baptist School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1949
    Grades: PK-1248 Meeting St
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843)722-6646

  • Rank: #9-119.-11.
    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: #9-119.-11.
    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: #1212.
    St. Andrews Presbyterian Weekday School
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1950
    Grades: NS-PK712 Wappoo Road
    Charleston, SC 29407
    (843)571-6426

  • Rank: #13-1513.-15.
    Heathwood Hall Episcopal School
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: PK-123000 S Beltline Blvd
    Columbia, SC 29201
    (803)765-2309

  • Rank: #13-1513.-15.
    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: #13-1513.-15.
    St Anthony Of Padua Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1951
    Grades: PK-6311 Gower St
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864)271-0167

  • Rank: #1616.
    Pinewood Prep
    Pinewood Prep Photo
    Founding Date: 1952
    Grades: PK-121114 Orangeburg Road
    Summerville, SC 29483
    (843)873-1643

  • Rank: #17-1817.-18.
    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: #17-1817.-18.
    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: #1919.
    St. Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1954
    Grades: PK-63700 Devine Street
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)254-6736

  • Rank: #20-2120.-21.
    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: #20-2120.-21. Founding Date: 1955
    Grades: PK-122 James Dr
    Greenville, SC 29605
    (864)277-5350

  • Rank: #2222.
    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: #2323. Founding Date: 1957
    Grades: PK-121701 Skylyn Drive
    Spartanburg, SC 29307
    (864)582-7539

  • Rank: #2424.
    Shandon Presbyterian Child Dev Center
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1958
    Grades: NS607 Woodrow St
    Columbia, SC 29205
    (803)799-8533

  • Rank: #2525.
    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: #26-2826.-28.
    Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
    Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School Photo
    Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1960
    Grades: NS-PK193 Old Greenville Hwy
    Clemson, SC 29631
    (864)654-0298

  • Rank: #26-2826.-28.
    Nativity School
    Nativity School Photo - Nativity School students took on extra chores at home and used their allowances to donate coins and bills for the week-long penny wars fundraiser during National Catholic Schools Week. The students` goal for their annual community service project was to raise funds for local children in need. In just 5 days, Nativity School students raised over $1200. They presented two $600 checks; one to a representative from MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children`s Hospital, and one to a representative from the local Ronald McDonald House.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1960
    Grades: PK-81125 Pittsford Cir
    Charleston, SC 29412
    (843)795-3975

  • Rank: #26-2826.-28.
    Tabernacle Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1960
    Grades: PK-123931 White Horse Road
    Greenville, SC 29611
    (864)269-2760

  • Rank: #2929.
    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: #30-3130.-31.
    Thomas Sumter Academy
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: NS-125265 Camden Hwy
    Rembert, SC 29128
    (803)499-3378

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    Westminster Presbyterian Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
    Founding Date: 1964
    Grades: PK1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
    Charleston, SC 29407
    (843)571-0321

  • Rank: #32-3732.-37.
    Beaufort Academy
    Beaufort Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-12240 Sams Point Rd
    Beaufort, SC 29907
    (843)524-3393

  • Rank: #32-3732.-37. Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: NS-128 Foxgrape Rd
    Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
    (843)671-2286

  • Rank: #32-3732.-37.
    Northside Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: NS-127800 Northside Dr
    North Charleston, SC 29420
    (843)797-2690

  • Rank: #32-3732.-37.
    Pee Dee Academy
    Founding Date: 1965
    Grades: PK-122903 E Hwy 76
    Mullins, SC 29574
    (843)423-1771

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