Private Schools

Private schools may be traditional or online schools that do not receive state or local funding. Private schools may charge tuition and have a religious mission statement. Some private schools offer scholarships or other tuition assistance programs.

To find a private or religious school in South Carolina, visit the South Carolina Independent Schools Association (SCISA), the South Carolina Association of Christian Schools (SCACS), or the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Additionally, the South Carolina Information Highway (SCIWAY) hosts a comprehensive list of available private school options in South Carolina.

Recently, South Carolina opened up a tax credit scholarship program to help parents of children with exceptional need cover tuition costs at private schools. Learn more about this exciting new program on pages 16-19 of this publication.