FAQ

How can we afford to send our child to CCS?

Many families might never expect a private education to be affordable. It is true that education can be expensive, and this is partly because it is so valuable. However, we believe every family should be able to access a high quality private education if they think it is best for their child/ren. Tuition is based on a family’s adjusted gross income (AGI) and other factors. This means that families from low socioeconomic backgrounds will pay minimal tuition but have equal access to quality classical Christian education. Scholarships are available and are made possible through the generous support of community members who want every child to have excellent educational opportunities. For example, a family whose AGI is $20,000 would expect to pay approximately $500 tuition over 10 months.

How much does it cost?

Scholarships are available based on need. Factors that influence the scholarship are family income, number of dependents and number of students enrolled at CCS. At full price, tuition is $10,000.

Is my child old enough/too old to enroll?

Charleston Classical School will open in August 2021 for students in kindergarten through second grade. We plan to add a grade each subsequent year. If you have a student in a higher grade, please tell us. We have options that may interest you, let’s talk!

What does a typical day look like?

7:00-8:25 a.m.
Before care

8:00-8:25 a.m.
Morning Carpool

8:30 a.m.
School Day Begins

8:35-9:00 a.m.
Assembly: Morning Prayer and Class Recitation

9:05-10:00 a.m.
Mathematics

10:00-10:30 a.m.
Physical Education/Fine Arts/Drama

10:35-11:30 a.m.
Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Latin & English Grammar)

11:30-12:10 a.m.
Lunch/Recess

12:15-1:00 p.m.
Literature & Poetry (integrating Art/Music Appreciation)

1:00-1:15 p.m.
Literature & Poetry (integrating Art/Music Appreciation) Handcrafts & Teacher Read Aloud

1:15-1:30 p.m.
Recess

1:35-2:30 p.m.
History & Bible (integrating Art/Music Appreciation)

2:30-3:30 p.m.
Garden & Natural History (integrating drawing)

3:30-3:45 p.m.
Dismissal and Pick-Up

3:30-5:30 p.m.
After Care

How long is the school year?

Students attend 180 days of school. The first day is August 16, 2021 and the final day is May 27, 2022. For more calendar information visit our Events page.

What is Saturday School?

Saturday School is a unique feature of CCS where parents/guardians attend school with their child on a Saturday in October, February, and April. The purposes are to encourage your student, to help you begin to understand this model of education, and to equip you with skills to help your family flourish.