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 School's philosophy for educating well-rounded citizens is to actively engage them in experiences to prepare them for success in today's world. We consider the following areas of focus to be the pillars of this success:

  • Project-Based Learning
  • Fine Arts and Creativity
  • Leadership through Outdoor Education
  • Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship



Charleston Collegiate School expectations are challenging and there is an emphasis on exposure to broad artistic, cultural, and social experiences. Students in all divisions take core academic classes in English/Language Arts, Global Studies, Health, Mathematics, Science, and Spanish as well as develop core soft skills and explore various art forms in the fine arts; drama, music, film, and media.

Students are expected to take increasing responsibility for their learning as they move from the teacher-directed work of the early childhood program through the explorations encouraged in the Middle School. They enter the Upper School ready to become independent, critical thinkers. The school’s mission is rooted in a commitment to helping students learn to use their minds well and to articulate their thoughts in a student-centered, demanding, and supportive environment.


The students are under the guidance of a core group of teachers dedicated to the developmental readiness within their division. Realizing that we are nurturing the skills that will garner success in the 21st century, we ready students for Exhibition of Mastery projects at fourth, eighth, and twelfth grades. Through individually created projects that demand problem-solving, researching, and writing skills and ultimately a public presentation, the Charleston Collegiate student becomes the expert on his or her topic. 

Our teachers are also experts in the developmental needs of students in their class and receive professional development training in this area. The teachers have common planning time to discuss and address the needs of each of our learners both socially and academically. During their team plan time, teachers are also able to develop interdisciplinary units of instruction since students at this age need to be able to see the connections between what they are learning in each subject area to attend to their cognitive development and soft skill enhancement.
2024 Academy Drive
Johns Island, SC 29455

Phone: 843-559-5506

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