Jefferson Davis Academy

  • Jefferson Davis Academy is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory school.
  • Since its inception in 1965, its philosophy has been based on a commitment to help students develop to their fullest potential academically, aesthetically, emotionally, morally, physically, socially and civically.
  • The faculty of Jefferson Davis Academy strives to help its students reach this maturity by nurturing their individual gifts, providing vigorous training in the tools of learning, and offering opportunities for creative work and self-discipline.
  • It is in this atmosphere promoting human growth and development, where excellence and responsibility are encouraged and expected, that we seek to develop our young people into citizens capable of meeting the challenges of future society.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.The South Carolina Independent School Association
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students162 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 14%
Students by GradeJefferson Davis Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants, color coded collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

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  • Blackville
    Patrick Heatwole
    (Mennonite)
    Grades: 1-12 | 48 students
    4.2 miles
    5675 Hwy 70
    Blackville, SC 29817
    (803)259-2100
    4.21-12
    48
  • Barnwell
    Grades: K-4 | 19 students
    8.2 miles
    Po Box 1051
    Barnwell, SC 29812
    (803)259-3477
    8.2K-4
    19
  • Williston
    Winfield Heights Christian Kindergarten
    Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
    Grades: PK-K | 47 students
    9.1 miles
    315 Chester St
    Williston, SC 29853
    (803)266-3832
    9.1PK-K
    47
  • Ehrhardt
    Grades: PK-12 | 150 students
    22.1 miles
    Po Box 98
    Ehrhardt, SC 29081
    (803)245-4810
    22.1PK-12
    150
  • Orangeburg
    Grades: PK-12 | 826 students
    25.4 miles
    2651 North Rd
    Orangeburg, SC 29118
    (803)534-7970
    25.4PK-12
    826

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $6,053 for elementary schools and $6,579 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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