Top 5 Best Charleston Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 27 private schools serving 5,878 students in Charleston, SC (there are 38 public schools, serving 21,692 public students). 21% of all K-12 students in Charleston, SC are educated in private schools compared to the SC state average of 8%.
The best top ranked private schools in Charleston, SC include First Baptist School, Blessed Sacrament School and Mason Preparatory School.
The average acceptance rate is 83%, which is lower than the South Carolina private school average acceptance rate of 90%.
74% of private schools in Charleston, SC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Catholic).

Top Ranked Charleston Private Schools (2022-23)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Ashley Hall
Ashley Hall 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.
(8)
172 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-4088
Grades: PK-12
| 756 students
Bishop England High School
Bishop England High School Photo - Clemson Calculus Challenge Team 2012
(Catholic)
(1)
363 Seven Farms Dr
Charleston, SC 29492
(843) 849-9599
Grades: 9-12
| 730 students
Blessed Sacrament School
(Catholic)
(1)
7 Saint Teresa Dr
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-2128
Grades: PK-8
| 269 students
First Baptist School
(Baptist)
(2)
48 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-6646
Grades: PK-12
| 497 students
Mason Preparatory School
Mason Preparatory School Photo
(11)
56 Halsey Blvd
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0664
Grades: K-8
| 281 students
O'Quinn Schools Of Porter Gaud
O'Quinn Schools Of Porter Gaud Photo - Teachers at O'Quinn provide a nurturing environment for student-centered learning.
Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
1567 Harbor View Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-6708
Grades: NS-K
| 286 students
Porter-Gaud School
Porter-Gaud School Photo - From the earliest grades to the Upper School, Porter-Gaud students learn from faculty members whose love of their subject areas is infectious.
(Episcopal)
300 Albemarle Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-3620
Grades: 1-12
| 1,059 students
St. Andrews Presbyterian Weekday School
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
712 Wappoo Road
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-6426
Grades: NS-PK
| 85 students
Addlestone Hebrew Academy
(Jewish)
1639 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-1105
Grades: PK-8
| 96 students
Adventist Christian Academy of Charleston
(Seventh Day Adventist)
2518 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 571-7519
Grades: K-8
| 25 students
Ashley River Child Development Center
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
1101 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-2681
Grades: NS
| 150 students
Calvary Episcopal Day School
Daycare / Preschool (Episcopal)
106 Line St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-6721
Grades: PK-K
| 35 students
Capers Preparatory Christian Academy
(Christian)
1941 Bees Ferry Rd
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 225-2892
Grades: NS-11
| 32 students
Charles Towne Montessori School
Montessori School
(2)
56 Leinbach Dr
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-1140
Grades: PK-6
| 141 students
The Charleston Catholic School
The Charleston Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
888-A King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-4495
Grades: PK-8
| 176 students
Charleston Christian School
Charleston Christian School Photo - Take a peek into our classroom and call to schedule a tour today.
(Christian)
(3)
2014 Bees Ferry Road
Charleston, SC 29414
(843) 556-4480
Grades: PK-8
| 92 students
Charleston Day School
15 Archdale St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 300-3103
Grades: K-8
| 236 students
The Cooper School
13 Oakdale Pl
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 573-1033
Grades: K-8
| 136 students
Grace Weekday School
Grace Weekday School Photo - Grace UM Weekday Preschool 2014
Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
(1)
1601 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-1621
Grades: NS
| 86 students
Harbor View Presbyterian Churc
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
900 Harborview Rd.
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-4077
Grades: PK-K
| 41 students
Harvest Time International Academy
(Christian)
227 Huger St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 567-5911
Grades: K-12
| 17 students
James Island Christian School
James Island Christian School Photo - The JICS Family
(Christian)
(5)
15 Crosscreek Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-1762
Grades: NS-8
| 226 students
Montessori Fountainhead School
Montessori School
278-a Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 853-6009
Grades: K
| 21 students
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.
(Catholic)
1125 Pittsford Cir
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-3975
Grades: PK-8
| 106 students
Remount Baptist Daycare
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
1520 Remount Road
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 747-7403
Grades: PK-K
| 108 students
Trinity Montessori School
Montessori School (Christian)
(1)
1293 Orange Grove Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 556-6686
Grades: NS-6
| 106 students
Westminster Presbyterian Preschool
Westminster Presbyterian Preschool Photo
Daycare / Preschool (Presbyterian)
1157 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-0321
Grades: PK
| 96 students
[+] Show Closed Private Schools in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
4870 Piedmont Avenue
Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 554-0535
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
Palmetto Academy (Closed 2010)
Special Education School (Christian)
913 Wappoo Rd
Charleston, SC 29407
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students

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