Palmetto Christian Academy is a Preschool-12 co-educational, college preparatory day school.
Our academic program is rooted in the Christian faith and the classical tradition.
The lower school program of education focuses on a child’s development, incorporates hands-on learning experiences, and nurtures creativity and thinking skills.
Students gain knowledge that will be foundational for later learning- reading, writing, math, history, and science.
Our program includes daily Bible study, early language study, and strong music and art programs.
A Christ-centered program of study encourages students to embrace the gospel of Jesus Christ and to address the implications of their faith in all of life.
Weekly chapel services centered around a monthly character trait is geared to focus on Scripture and issues of faith to help students develop a heart that embraces God’s love and truth.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 637 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Palmetto Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1992

Student Body

Total Students
637 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Palmetto Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
46 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
11 courses
Average SAT score
1210

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
please refer to our website and click on Admissions.
Admissions Director
Lisa Shimakonis

School Reviews

5  
Could not be happier with the curriculum, educational challenges, and most of all the love and support from all the teachers and staff. This is an amazing Christian environment that reinforces scriptural teaching from our home.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 637 students
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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