Are you looking for Private Schools with college preparatory classes? Here’s a list of College Prep Private Schools in the Greenville and Upstate, SC area. This list includes private schools, Christian schools and more!
For a complete list of private schools in Greenville, check out our Ultimate Guide to Private Schools in Greenville and the Upstate.
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Offers: Pre-K – High School
An independent college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Christ Church Episcopal School is one of the Greenville, SC area’s most prestigious academic institutions, serving approximately 1,150 students in grades K5-12.
If you are looking for a school that will offer your child an educational experience unlike any other in the Upstate, a school that will educate the whole child – intellectually, spiritually, morally, and physically – then you will want to consider becoming a part of the CCES family.
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The close relationships formed between students, teachers and administrators is very apparent at CCES. The teachers demonstrate such concern and love for my child and make her feel welcome and cherished. From book buddies to science exploration with Upper School biology classes, to Skyping with students in Brazil, to enrichment and discovery opportunities to expand her appreciation for music and inquiry, my child has been given opportunities not seen in many other schools.
Founded in 1927, Bob Jones Academy is well known for its excellent education serving students preschool through grade 12. Our school includes a strong learning environment under a nurturing faculty who teach from a biblical worldview while demonstrating Christ-like character. Our mission is to assist like-minded Christian parents in challenging students to love Jesus Christ, to embrace God’s truth, to exercise integrity, to pursue excellence and to serve others.
We challenge our students to succeed by providing high quality academics and encouraging personal excellence. It is our goal to develop fully prepared and mature college-bound graduates who love God with all their heart. Our school is accredited through both Cognia and the American Association of Christian Schools.
In BJA’s college preparatory high school program, classes are 50 minutes long and meet five days a week. Twenty-four credits are required for graduation. In addition to a full slate of rigorous college prep courses, BJA offers an honors track—both math and science—and general courses in the core areas. BJA has a robust dual-credit program through its affiliated nationally accredited college, Bob Jones University.
Contact Bob Jones Academy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864.770.1395 for more information.
St. Joseph’s Catholic School is a private, Roman Catholic co-educational day school located in South Carolina.
The school aims to provide academic excellence and form students’ minds, hearts, and souls in the likeness of Christ. The school serves a diverse community of students from 37 zip codes, 24 cities, and six counties.
The school offers a wide range of educational opportunities, including 13 Advanced Placement courses, 22 Honors courses, and 10 Honor Societies. The school is an independent Catholic school, recognized and approved by the Diocese of Charleston. SJCS has received various accolades, including being named a Catholic Education Honor Roll School of Excellence by the Cardinal Newman Society, and being ranked the #1 Catholic School in South Carolina by Niche.com.
The school also offers generous financial aid, with more than $1.7 million given in aid through its Flexible Tuition program. Additionally, SJCS offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, including 53 sports teams and 64 fine arts opportunities. 98% of graduates earn at least one merit-based scholarship.
Visit www.sjcatholicschool.org for more information.
Offers: Pre K – High School
ISG is a non-profit, private, international school for grades Pre K-12, dedicated to the highest academic standards and featuring full language immersion. ISG welcomes all children from the age of two and a half, with full French immersion in K3 and K4 adhering to the world-renowned curriculum of French preschools. By K5, students follow both the French and American curriculum (reading, writing, and speaking in French and English). Students begin their third language by 4th grade.
● AEFE certified education — Widely recognized as the highest standard in global K-12 education, AEFE is world-renowned. Our High School classes are equivalent to Advanced Placement (AP) classes, earning university credit.
● Independence — Students are guided to independently manage their own schedule, assignments, and projects.
● Global student body — American, Canadian, Caribbean, Ecuadorian, French, Japanese, Mexican, Polish, and other heritages.
● Natural Light in every classroom — needed for growth, development and focus.
● Daily physical recreation — Gymnasium, playground, soccer field
● Culinary appreciation and etiquette — vital for well-rounded, culturally adept and polite students.
● Affordable — Competitive tuition with over $73,000 in need-based scholarships awarded in 2023 making private education accessible to all.
ISG develops students into independent critical thinkers, cultural ambassadors, and multilingual experts. Lean more at tisgreenville.org
Westgate Christian School in Spartanburg is religiously affiliated with Westgate Baptist Church and offers faith-based curriculum for 3K – 12th grade.
Spartanburg Christian Academy is religiously affiliated with First Baptist North Spartanburg and offers programming and curriculum for 3K through 12th Grade.
Oakbrook is a College Preparatory School with Christian education in Spartanburg.
Spartanburg Day School is a nationally-accredited independent school, offering curriculum and programming for 3K through 12th grade.
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School in Greenville offers a classical program through the Catholic faith for children in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.