Thomas Sumter Academy

Thomas Sumter Academy is an educational institution serving whole individuals.
A keen desire exists to assist each student's growth toward independence in thought and action.
Expectations are high, and the calling to be one's best is very real.
Personal attention to our students is a serious priority.
Sense the warm family atmosphere and higher learning permeating the halls of the Academy.
The purpose of the Prefirst Program at TSA is to teach the whole child.
Realizing that intellect is only one aspect of a young child, teachers plan daily activities that will allow children to grow socially, physically, emotionally and spiritual as well.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students351 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 14%
Students by Grade Thomas Sumter Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
25%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses1 course
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1108
Average ACT score21
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,879
Tuition NotesPlease see our tuition page at www.thomassumteracademy.org for more details
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Acceptance Rate
93%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorTerri brinson
Admissions AssociateTanner Brunson

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingArcheryBaseball,
BasketballBowling,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
SoccerSoftball,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,

School Notes

  • Thomas Sumter Academy is an educational institution serving whole individuals. A keen desire exists to assist each student's growth toward independence in thought and action. Expectations are high, and the calling to be one's best is very real. Personal attention to our students is a serious priority. Sense the warm family atmosphere and higher learning permeating the halls of the Academy. The purpose of the Prefirst Program at TSA is to teach the whole child. Realizing that intellect is only one aspect of a young child, teachers plan daily activities that will allow children to grow socially, physically, emotionally and spiritual as well.

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  • Sumter
    Grades: PK-12 | 146 students
    8.4 miles
    420 S Pike W
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803) 773-1902
    8.4 PK-12
    146
  • Sumter
    Grades: PK-12 | 771 students
    7.6 miles
    520 Wilson Hall Road
    Sumter, SC 29150
    (803) 469-3475
    7.6 PK-12
    771
  • Camden
    Grades: 3-12 | 15 students
    13.6 miles
    608 Black River Rd
    Camden, SC 29020
    (803) 432-0705
    13.6 3-12
    15
  • Columbia
    Grades: K-12 | 108 students
    28.5 miles
    6515 North Trenholm Rd
    Columbia, SC 29206
    (803) 787-0225
    28.5 K-12
    108
  • Darlington
    Grades: 6-12 | 320 students
    33.6 miles
    5001 Hoffmeyer Rd
    Darlington, SC 29532
    (843) 395-9124
    33.6 6-12
    320

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The average private school tuition in South Carolina is $6,238 for elementary schools and $7,049 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Carolina is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).