St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School bases its curriculum on national, state, and Diocese of Charleston standards.
In addition to a curriculum which includes science, health, social studies, technology, physical education, ixl math and the arts, there is an emphasis on the traditional 3 R`s of reading, writing, and arithmetic.
Children who attend St. Mary`s also benefit from a curriculum that includes an additional 3 R`s: respect, reverence, and responsibility.
All students take either Spanish or German.  Chromebooks are used in the classroom.
The K-2 Reading program is Rowland Reading's "Superkids" program.
Jr. High students have an elective period every day. Students choose from a rotating offering of classes such as culinary arts, physical training, book club, drama, and puzzle solving. Students can change electives every quarter.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 202 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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St. Mary Help Of Christians School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1904

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
St. Mary Help Of Christians School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
14 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School uniform worn daily, Formal Uniform worn on Mass days)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
There is an active parishioner rate, with multiple children discount. There is a "non parishioner rate, with slight multiple children discounts. Please visit our website for tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
8 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Jr. National Beta Club, Yearbook Club, youth choir

School Notes

  • St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic School bases its curriculum on national, state, and Diocese of Charleston standards.
  • In addition to a curriculum which includes science, health, social studies, technology, physical education, ixl math and the arts, there is an emphasis on the traditional 3 R`s of reading, writing, and arithmetic.Children who attend St. Mary`s also benefit from a curriculum that includes an additional 3 R`s: respect, reverence, and responsibility.
  • All students take either Spanish or German.
  • Chromebooks are used in the classroom.
  • The K-2 Reading program is Rowland Reading's "Superkids" program.
  • Jr. High students have an elective period every day.  Students choose from a rotating offering of classes such as culinary arts, physical training, book club, drama, and puzzle solving.  Students can change electives every quarter.
Profile last updated: 11/08/2021

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked SC School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Students: 202 students
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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