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Collaborative project based learning combined with rigorous curriculum gives CCS students the tools to deepen their knowledge and apply their classroom learning to real-world issues.

Evidence shows the life-long benefits of hands-on learning. Students involved in dynamic projects gain lasting personal growth and enrichment, which leads to greater career satisfaction and engagement

On a normal day at CCS, students will explore real-world problems and challenges, framed by essential / driving questions, using creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and collaboration, through a learner-centered approach.

In order to create high-quality projects, teachers utilize a framework focused on what CCS calls the 7 A’s of Project Design. With these 7 A’s, our projects lend rich opportunities for learning at every step of the process.  

The CCS 7 A’s are described below: 

Inspired Education

CCS nurtures well-rounded citizens by offering experiences today that will prepare them for success tomorrow.  The curriculum is designed to create a culture of engagement and involvement on campus, in the community, and in the world.



Charleston Collegiate School, a registered 501(C)3 non-profit organization, is accredited or affiliated with:

  • Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA)