Top 20 Best Charleston County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 54 private schools serving 9,455 students in Charleston County, SC (there are 90 public schools, serving 51,969 public students). 15% of all K-12 students in Charleston County, SC are educated in private schools (compared to the SC state average of 8%).
The top ranked private schools in Charleston County, SC include Ashley Hall, Charleston Collegiate School and Porter-Gaud School.
The average tuition cost is $14,899, which is higher than the South Carolina private school average tuition cost of $8,257.
63% of private schools in Charleston County, SC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked Charleston County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Ashley Hall
Ashley Hall Photo
All-girls
(8)
172 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-4088
Grades: PK-12
| 728 students
Blessed Sacrament School
(Catholic)
(3)
7 Saint Teresa Dr
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 766-2128
Grades: PK-8
| 263 students
Cathedral Academy
Cathedral Academy Photo - Classroom sample
(Christian)
(2)
3790 Ashley Phosphate Road
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 760-1192
Grades: PK-12
| 385 students
2024 Academy Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455
(843) 559-5506
Grades: PK-12
| 342 students
Charleston Day School
(3)
15 Archdale St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 377-0315
Grades: K-8
| 257 students
Christ Our King-stella Mans School
(Catholic)
1183 Russell Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-4721
Grades: PK-8
| 605 students
Coastal Christian Preparatory School
Coastal Christian Preparatory School Photo
(Baptist)
(1)
681 McCants Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-3663
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students
The Cooper School
Alternative School
(1)
13 Oakdale Pl
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 573-1033
Grades: K-8
| 153 students
First Baptist School
(Baptist)
(2)
48 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 722-6646
Grades: PK-12
| 497 students
James Island Christian School
James Island Christian School Photo - Welcome to JICS!
(Christian)
(5)
15 Crosscreek Drive
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-1762
Grades: PK-9
| 282 students
Mason Preparatory School
Mason Preparatory School Photo
(12)
56 Halsey Blvd
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0664
Grades: PK-8
| 315 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
| 111 students
Northside Christian School
(Baptist)
7800 Northside Dr
North Charleston, SC 29420
(843) 797-2690
Grades: NS-12
| 342 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
1567 Harbor View Rd
Charleston, SC 29412
(843) 795-6708
Grades: NS-K
| 286 students
O'Quinn Schools Of Porter-Gaud - Mount Pleasant
O'Quinn Schools Of Porter-Gaud - Mount Pleasant Photo - Teachers at O'Quinn provide a nurturing environment for student-centered learning that fosters each child's self-worth and potential for endless growth.
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
761 S. Shelmore Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-8506
Grades: PK-1
| 298 students
Palmetto Christian Academy
(Baptist)
(1)
361 Egypt Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 881-9967
Grades: PK-12
| 718 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
St. John Catholic School
St. John Catholic School Photo - St. John students not only become classmates, but they also become friends.
(Catholic)
3921 Saint John's Ave
North Charleston, SC 29405
(843) 744-3901
Grades: K-8
| 59 students
690 Coleman Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 884-0902
Grades: 3-12
| 77 students
Addlestone Hebrew Academy
(Jewish)
1639 Raoul Wallenberg Blvd
Charleston, SC 29407
(843) 571-1105
Grades: PK-8
| 109 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
Charleston Bilingual Academy
(Christian)
5032 Lackawanna Blvd
North Charleston, SC 29405
(779) 843-7792
Grades: PK-3
| 99 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 Classical School
Charleston Classical School Photo - Beginning of School Year 2022-2023
Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
1179 Remount Road
North Charleston, SC 29406
(843) 952-3839
Grades: K-4
| 21 students
Children's Discovery Center - Park West
Children's Discovery Center - Park West Photo
Daycare / Preschool
3300 Stockdale Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 936-3099
Grades: NS-5
| n/a students
Children's Discovery Center - Venning Road
Children's Discovery Center - Venning Road Photo
Daycare / Preschool
1110 Venning Road
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 388-6700
Grades: NS-5
| n/a students
Coastal Shores Christian School
Daycare / Preschool (Baptist)
8310 Dorchester Rd
North Charleston, SC 29418
(843) 552-4105
Grades: NS
| 70 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
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Charleston County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1011 Old Cemetery Road
Mc Clellanville, SC 29458
(843) 887-3323
Grades: NS-12
| 34 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Charleston County, SC?
The top ranked private schools in Charleston County, SC include Ashley Hall, Charleston Collegiate School and Porter-Gaud School.
How many private schools are located in Charleston County, SC?
54 private schools are located in Charleston County, SC.
How much do private schools cost in Charleston County, SC?
The average tuition cost is $14,899, which is higher than the South Carolina private school average tuition cost of $8,257.
How diverse are private schools in Charleston County, SC?
Charleston County, SC private schools are approximately 19% minority students, which is higher than the South Carolina private school average of 18%.
What percentage of students in Charleston County, SC go to private school?
15% of all K-12 students in Charleston County, SC are educated in private schools (compared to the SC state average of 8%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Charleston County, SC?
63% of private schools in Charleston County, SC are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

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