Charleston Collegiate School’s mission is to inspire students to become passionate, lifelong learners by empowering them with knowledge, creativity, curiosity and confidence to mindfully embrace the opportunities of tomorrow.

Charleston Collegiate's philosophy for educating well-rounded citizens is to actively engage them in experiences to prepare them for success in today's world.

Our educational philosophy rests on our Four Pillars of Education: Project-based Learning, Creativity and the Arts, Leadership through Outdoor Education, and Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship.

For more information, please reach out to our Director of Admissions & Registrar at 843-559-5506 x 226 or by emailing.
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).

Charleston Collegiate School is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The school and its faculty are members of: 

  • Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) 
  • Educational Records Bureau (ERB) 
  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) 
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) 
  • Palmetto Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) 
  • South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA) 
  • Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) 
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) 
  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) 
  • Tri-County Admissions Council (TCAC)
2024 Academy Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506

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