Preschool: Ages 3-4

The Preschool Program fosters intellectual, physical, emotional and social growth. With the use of manipulative materials that are developmentally appropriate, the child chooses or is presented activities that stimulate and cultivate a love of exploration and discovery. Each child is nurtured to lay the foundation for future academic achievement with the focus on the development of the whole child.

Lower School: Kindergarten through 6th Grade

In the lower school, 5K – 6th grade, Math, English/Language Arts (Reading, Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spelling and Phonics), Science, and Social Studies are taught in all grades. Students also attend weekly Physical Education, Music, Art, Library, and Keyboarding/coding classes.


Upper School: 7th through 12th Grade

7th graders and 8th graders take classes similar those in lower school and have physical education and computer classes daily. Qualifying 8th graders may take Honors English I and/or Honors Algebra I.

Beginning in the 9th grade, The Carolina Academy offers a two-tract academic program–College Prep or Honors. In addition to the standard graduation requirements, advanced honors math, honors English, and advanced science are offered. The curriculum consists of courses that meet College Board, SCISA, and South Carolina Department of Education graduation guidelines. Beginning in Grade 11, students may take dual credit courses from The Continuum or Florence Darlington Technical College if their schedule permits.

Guidance Program

The primary purpose of the Guidance Program is to support and provide information for the students, parents, faculty, and administrative staff. Our advisory and assistance program covers all areas of concern to young people, especially those involving career and college decisions. High school students receive information through a variety of other sources as well. Parents may see the guidance counselor by appointment at any time.

Student Handbook

To access a copy of the Student Handbook, click here.