Why First Baptist?
First Baptist School of Charleston offers a high standard, co-educational college preparatory program for 2 year pre-kindergarten to grade 12. our two campuses and faculties work in tandem, giving students some of the best athletic and academic experiences in the Lowcountry, while producing students who are engaged in their communities, churches, and families.
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FIRST BAPTIST SCHOOL AT A GLANCE
Curriculum: College preparatory, honors, advanced placement and dual credit courses offered.
Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1 for 2-year-old pre-kindergarten – 8th grade; 11:1 for grades 9 – 12
Accreditation: Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA).
Academic Calendar: Semesters
Guidance: Certified School Counselor, College Counselor, Minister to Students, Minister to Children, and Registered Nurse
National and Junior Honor Society
Fine Arts Honor Society
Academic Quiz Teams
Middle and High School Cyber Patriot Team
Cheerleading and Dance
Music: Classroom music for grades 2 year pre-kindergarten – 4. Lower School Chorus for grades 3 – 6, Middle School and High School
Ensemble for grades 7-12, and instrumental band for lower, middle and high school. Private lessons in violin, guitar, woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments
Art: Art classes are offered for 3K-12.
Drama: Drama program is open to all students in grades 1 - 12.
Dance: Dance lessons are offered for 3K - 12 in ballet, tap, lyrical and jazz. These lessons are offered during and after school.
Class of 2023
Members of the Class of 2023 were accepted to 44 different colleges and universities.
Graduates of the Class of 2023 will attend 21 unique colleges and universities.
7 attending faith-based colleges
3 attending military colleges
7 attending out-of-state colleges
6 graduates will play intercollegiate athletics: Charleston Southern University, Converse University, Erskine College, Newberry College, Sewanee: The University of the South, Wingate University.
Admission Quick Facts
Completed Online Application for Admission
Transcripts and recommendations from previous schools
Copies of Immunization Record and Birth Certificate
School Ability Test administered by First Baptist School
Standardized Testing administered by First Baptist School
Campus Locations & Main Telephone Numbers
Downtown Campus (K2 - 8th Grade)
48 Meeting Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
James Island Campus (9th - 12th Grade)
2055 George Griffith Boulevard
Charleston, South Carolina 29412
*A shuttle bus is provided between campuses for morning drop-off.
Tuition and Fees
Range: $7,600 - $13,300
First Baptist School offers limited, need-based financial aid to qualified students on the basis of the financial need of the family and the availability of funds.
Head of School: Dr. Justin Mitchell
High School Principal: Dr. Leonard Kupersmith
Assistant High School Principal: Ms. Marshelle Grant
Lower School Principal: Mrs. Susan Brooks
Middle School Administrator: Mr. Will McCombs
Director of Enrollment Management: Mrs. Debbie Mack
Director of Lower School Admissions: Mrs. Sally Casias
Director of Upper School Admissions & Advancement: Mrs. Beth Switzer
Director of Marketing: Mrs. Kristen Schwiers
Director of College Counseling: Mrs. Shannon Roy
Student Minister & School Counselor: Mr. Jon Durham
Athletic Director: Mr. Graham Haley
Associate Athletic Director: Ms. Presley Singleton
Fine Arts Director: Mrs. Susan Cram-Smith