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Our Mission

Advocating for Private Schools in the Greater Charleston Area

The Greater Charleston Association of Private Schools consists of 16 member schools that are independent, private schools from across the greater Charleston area including the downtown Charleston peninsula, North Charleston, West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Summerville, James Island and Johns Island.

Our members offer distinct school communities and academic programs to meet the unique needs of a variety of learners. Our goal is to illuminate the value of our collective educational community and promote the value of private school education in order for families to decide on the best fit for their children. Our members work together to offer Charleston-area families coordinated admission timelines and consistent processes to help guide families as they explore the quality of private school educational options available in the area.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of admissions, scholarship, educational and athletic policies.


Why Choose a Private School?

Educating The Whole Child

Through a wealth of learning opportunities inside and outside of the classroom, our private schools offer students the chance to know themselves and uncover their gifts and talents to share with the world.

Tailored Academic Programs

Our students build relationships with faculty, classmates, and content in appropriately-sized classroom experiences that challenge each student day to day and lesson to lesson. Our members have a reputation for maintaining high standards for discipline and respect.

Strong Educational Communities

Our schools feature distinct educational communities guided by our individual missions. We each take the village approach to raise our students to be thoughtful, curious, empathetic, life-long learners in a modern, multicultural world.

Our Standards:

The member schools of the Greater Charleston Association of Private Schools agree to uphold the professional expectations in our behaviors and our practices guided by AISAP’s Ethical Behavior and Best Practices for Admission Professionals as well as NAIS’s Principles of Good Practice for Admission.

AISAP Best Practices
NAIS Principles of Good Practice


  • Addlestone Hebrew Academy

    PreK2-8th Grade
  • Ashley Hall Private School Courtyard

    Ashley Hall

    PreK2-12th Grade
  • Bishop England High School

    9th-12th Grade
  • Charles Towne Montessori Private School

    Charles Towne Montessori

    PreK-6th Grade
  • The Charleston Catholic School

    K4-8th Grade
  • Charleston Collegiate School Private School Students

    Charleston Collegiate School

    PreK-12th Ggrade
  • Charleston Day School Private School Students

    Charleston Day School

    5K-8th Grade
  • Coastal Christian Preparatory School

    2K-8th Grade
  • First Baptist Church

    First Baptist School

    PreK2-12th Grade
  • Mason Preparatory School

    5K-8th Grade
  • Northside Christian School Students

    Northside Christian School

    PreK2-12th Grade
  • Northwood Academy Private School

    Northwood Academy

    PreK-12th Grade
  • Palmetto Christian Academy - Private School Mount Pleasant

    Palmetto Christian Academy

    PreK-12th Grade
  • Pinewood Preparatory School - Private School in Summerville

    Pinewood Preparatory School

    PreK3-12th Grade
  • Porter-Gaud School Private School in Charleston

    Porter-Gaud School

    1st-12th grade (PK2 - 5K on separate campus)
  • Trident Academy - Private School for Learning Disabilities in Mount Pleasant

    Trident Academy

    5K-12th Grade

Affording Private School Tuition:

As member schools, we actively seek to admit talented and motivated students, regardless of their family’s ability to pay full tuition. We believe our comprehensive financial aid programs are fundamental in making this goal a reality. We also believe that socio-economic diversity enriches the educational opportunities for all our families.

Financial aid decisions are made independently from admission decisions and in no way affect a candidate’s chances for admission. All financial information submitted will remain confidential. The financial aid program for our private school members is open to students of any race, gender, color, national or ethic origin in the administration of admissions, scholarship, educational and athletic policies.


Contact Us

We welcome your interest as you learn about the many opportunities available from the members of the Greater Charleston Association of Private Schools.

By submitting this inquiry form, you will hear from an admission professional by phone or email in the next several days. We look forward to helping you understand what our member schools have to offer your family.

In addition to visiting our websites, we encourage you to schedule a tour or an open house visit to get an authentic picture of what our communities are like. We thank you for your interest in our private schools, and we look forward to hearing from you!