Trident Academy

  • Trident Academy,, through individualized, multi-sensory, and research-based teaching approaches, transforms the lives of cognitively capable K-12 children diagnosed with learning differences. Classes are smaller than the average public or private school settings, often with fewer than a dozen students. Orton-Gillingham instruction helps students unlock true academic potential so they can become independent and confident learners. Applications are accepted throughout the school year and financial assistance is available.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Dysgraphia/Language-based, ADHD, ADD,
Year Founded1972
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students69 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade Trident Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size4 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki pants, shorts, skirt and soild color collared shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,800
% on Financial Aid
30%
Acceptance Rate
63%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBeth Switzer

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsArchery, Cross CountryArcheryCross Country,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Cheerleading, Community Service, Computer Club, Library Club, Photography Club, Student Council

School Notes

Trident Academy offers:
  • Low student to teacher ratio
  • Targeted reading instruction
  • Individualized lessons
  • Technology-integrated curriculum
  • Rolling admissions
  • Orton-Gillingham trained Faculty
  • ABA trained faculty
  • Self-advocacy skill development

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    4.4 miles
    363 Seven Farms Dr
    Charleston, SC 29492
    (843)849-9599
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    2.7 miles
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    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843)884-4721
    2.7 PK-8
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    Grades: PK-8 | 156 students
    3.2 miles
    681 McCants Drive
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843)884-3663
    3.2 PK-8
    156
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    Grades: PK-12 | 586 students
    1.3 miles
    361 Egypt Road
    Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
    (843)881-9967
    1.3 PK-12
    586
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    Grades: NS-12 | 682 students
    6.5 miles
    172 Rutledge Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29403
    (843)965-8501
    6.5 NS-12
    682

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