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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Trident Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in South Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia/Dysgraphia/Language-based, ADHD, ADD
Year Founded
1972
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
50 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade
Trident Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size
4 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(khaki pants, shorts, or skirt and school-branded solid color collared shirt)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
15%
Acceptance Rate
63%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Erik Kreutner

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Community Service, Computer Club, Photography Club, Student Council, Yearbook Staff

School Notes

Trident Academy offers:
  • Low student to teacher ratio
  • Targeted reading instruction
  • Individualized lessons
  • Technology-integrated curriculum
  • Rolling admissions
  • Orton-Gillingham trained Faculty
  • Self-advocacy skill development
Profile last updated: 01/06/2022

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