Education in the Upstate: Schools, Field Trips and Things to Do

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Are you looking for information on education in Greenville, SC, or across the Upstate? There’s so much information available that we wanted to provide you with one place to access it all. Below you’ll find information on public schools in Greenville and Spartanburg, homeschool information, private schools in the area, ideas for field trips and educational things to do as a family, preschool information, and a list of afterschool care facilities.

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Public Schools in Greenville

Guide to Greenville County Schools: If your child is attending a Greenville County School this year, you’ll find everything you need in our guide. We have information to help you navigate GCS Backpack, as well as school calendars, menus, registration information, and how to find your school.

Greenville County Schools News & Updates: If you want to stay up-to-date on all Greenville County Schools news, we’ve got everything posted here for you. 

Public Schools in Spartanburg

Guide to Spartanburg County Schools:  If your child is attending a Spartanburg County School this year, you’ll find everything you need to know in our guide. We have information on each of the seven Spartanburg County School districts in this guide.

Spartanburg County Schools News & Updates: If you want to stay updated on all Spartanburg County School news and updates, we’re keeping everyone updated on one page for you.

Homeschool Information

Many parents are considering homeschooling as an alternative to public school. If you choose to homeschool, you must register legally as a homeschooler.

Homeschool Guide to Greenville, SC: We have listed area co-ops, options 3 associations, helpful resources, and lots of class, activity and field trip opportunities for homeschoolers in the Upstate, SC area.

Getting Started Homeschooling in SC: FAQ: Have questions about getting started homeschooling? Here are some frequently asked questions, with answers from Dianna Broughton, Director of Carolina Homeschooler.

How to Start Homeschooling in South Carolina: Q&A with video: Our homeschool mom panel discusses reader-submitted questions about homeschooling. This article also discusses online charter schools, choosing curriculums, and considerations for those bringing their children out of public school to homeschool in the short-term.

Homeschool Days Near Greenville,SC:  Looking for a fun homeschool day event near Greenville, SC to attend this school year? We have a list of local and regional places that offer Homeschool Days including farms, zoos, and amusement parks.

Private Schools in Greenville and Spartanburg, SC

Private School Guide to Greenville: Thinking about private school for the 2020/2021 school year? Here’s our list of local private schools, plus the grades and programs they offer.

Private School Guide to Spartanburg: There are many private school options in Spartanburg County, and we’ve compiled a list of them for you. Our list includes Christian schools, Montessori programs, secular schools, and more.

Preschools in the Upstate

The Ultimate Guide to Preschools in Greenville and Spartanburg: It can be a little overwhelming when you’re searching for a preschool for your child(ren) to attend, so we wanted to make it a little easier by giving you a list of preschools in Greenville, Spartanburg, and the surrounding areas.

Field Trips and Enrichment Activities in the Upstate

Your Guide to Field Trips & Enrichment Experiences Near Greenville & Spartanburg, SC: If you’re a teacher who wants to take your students on a fun, educational field trip, we’ve compiled a list of several options in Greenville, Spartanburg, and surrounding areas.

Homeschool Field Trips: Looking for a field trip for your homeschoolers? We’ve got a list of places that welcome homeschooled students!

Afterschool Care Near Greenville, SC

The Ultimate Guide to After School Care Near Greenville, SC: If you’re looking for after-school care for your child near Greenville or Spartanburg, we’ve got you covered with a big list of options for you to consider. The facilities listed in our guide offer daily after-school care with tons of bonuses, like local school pick-up, enrichment classes, and homework help.

Educational Things to Do Near Greenville, SC

Educational Adventures Near Greenville, SC: Looking for something educational to do with your kids and family? There are so many options around the Greenville area for you to consider. From historical mill sites to battlefield hikes to science discoveries, you and your family have endless opportunities to go on a family learning adventure together!

Educational Travel: Vacations and Day Trips Where You’ll Have Fun and Learn Something New: If you’re looking to turn your vacation into a learning experience, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do together. From our nation’s capital to national parks, to coastal ecology tours to history adventures, there are so many opportunities for you and your family to make memories together.

There are even things to see and learn close to home, such as:

Shannon Pruitt
About the Author
Shannon moved to the Upstate after college, and other than a brief few years in Florida, has stayed. A former teacher, she is now the mom of one beautiful girl and works from home as a writer, web designer, and brand strategist. She believes tacos don't have to be reserved for Tuesdays, shamelessly listens to crime podcasts, and fuels herself on a daily cup of coffee (or two). You can find her on Instagram @shannonroyalpruitt

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