Nestled under grand, moss-laden live oaks, Charleston Collegiate School offers a thirty-acre campus of vast playing fields and wooded trails.
Located only twenty minutes from Charleston's historic district on one side and Kiawah Island on the other, the school stands in the middle of the rural beauty of Johns Island. Originally called Sea Island Academy, the school was founded in 1970 to serve local families who valued quality education.
As the school grew, it focused its energies on a more rigorous, college-oriented curriculum, and in 2002, was renamed Charleston Collegiate School. Because of its unique location and its diversified population, Charleston Collegiate attracts students from far-reaching areas such as Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant, Sullivan's Island, the Isle of Palms, and Summerville.
The Charleston Collegiate environment values creativity, compassion for others, a passion for learning, and vibrant diversity. Charleston Collegiate School is the only co-educational, nonsectarian, preschool through 12th grade, independent school in the metropolitan area and is fully accredited. It is organized as a Lower School (PS-4), Middle School (5-8), and Upper School (9-12).