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College Prep Schools

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!

Private schools with college preparatory classes near Greenville, South Carolina

For a complete list of private schools in Greenville, check out our Ultimate Guide to Private Schools in Greenville and the Upstate.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY

TITLE SPONSOR 864.678.5107 | Two Campuses, Greenville, SC

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First Presbyterian Academy (FPA) K3 – 12th Grade (located on Garlington Road), and First Presbyterian Academy Downtown (located on Washington St. Downtown), K2 – K4, TK & K5, both offer a unique, premiere college preparatory school experience rooted in a Christian worldview.  Small, intimate classes are taught by exceptional faculty who embrace the idea that teaching is also discipleship.

Elementary School

  • Emphasizes a partnership with parents
  • Prepares students for the rigors of Middle School
  • Provides a STEM Program, a Gifted and Talented Program, and Fine Arts Program

Middle School

  • Provides a unique bridge from Elementary to High School
  • Challenges students through Academics, Fine Arts and Athletics
  • Holds to a college preparatory curriculum focus

High School

  • Challenges students with high quality College Preparatory, Honors and AP classes
  • Students enjoy an exceptional Athletic Program led by coaches rooted in truth and faith
  • A Fine Arts Program features choral music, drama and visual arts programs
  • Students are taught to think in the highest categories, work hard and discern in preparation for college, vocation and eternity

 Learning Difference Program

  • Administers a Peer Tutoring Program
  • Provides online classes as needed
  • Partners with classroom teachers in order to allow them to use their gifts and energies to teach
  • Find out more at firspresacademy.com

Christ Church Episcopal School

SPONSORED 864.299.1522 | 245 Cavalier Drive, Greenville, SC

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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.

Find out more at CCES!

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.

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Bob Jones Academy

SPONSORED 864.770.1395 | 1700 Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greenville, SC

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 bja@bobjonesacademy.net or 864.770.1395 for more information.

St. Joseph's Catholic School

SPONSORED 864.234.9009 | 100 St. Joseph's Drive, Greenville, SC

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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.

The International School of Greenville

SPONSORED 864.243.6401 | 1021 Hudson Rd , Greenville, SC

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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.

We offer:
● 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

864.576.4953 | 1990 Old Reidville Road, Spartanburg, SC

Westgate Christian School in Spartanburg is religiously affiliated with Westgate Baptist Church and offers faith-based curriculum for 3K – 12th grade.

Spartanburg Christian Academy

864.578.4238 | 8740 Asheville Highway, Spartanburg, SC

Spartanburg Christian Academy is religiously affiliated with First Baptist North Spartanburg and offers programming and curriculum for 3K through 12th Grade.

Oakbrook Preparatory School

864.587.2060 | 190 Lincoln School Road, Spartanburg, SC

Oakbrook is a College Preparatory School with Christian education in Spartanburg.

  • Lower School: K3 through 4th Grade
  • Middle School: 5th – 8th Grade
  • Upper School: 9th – 12th Grade

Spartanburg Day School

864.582.7539 | 1701 Skylyn Drive, Spartanburg, SC

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

864.277.5350 | 2 James Drive, Greenville, SC

Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School in Greenville offers a classical program through the Catholic faith for children in Kindergarten through 12th Grade.