Welcome to First Baptist School
Christian Education in Charleston, South Carolina


Greetings, Prospective Families!

Thank you for considering First Baptist School of Charleston for your child’s education. We are delighted to share with you why our school has stood the test of time for over 70 years. Our school’s mission statement is “Academic excellence with a Christian perspective.” We aim to provide a rich and rigorous educational experience for each student while presenting the content through a Christian lens. 

In addition to academic excellence with a Christian perspective, we also seek to provide a holistic approach to education ensuring that our students are well-rounded through service, the fine arts, athletics, and many other extracurricular activities. We believe that another secret to our success is our commitment to small class sizes to ensure that each student receives the time and attention he or she deserves. 

God has blessed us with two campuses, Downtown, and James Island. Our K2-8th graders are based at our Downtown campus and are fully immersed in the history, culture, and heritage of historic Charleston. We are currently in the process of constructing a new state of the art educational building for our downtown campus. That project will hopefully be finished in the next year or so. Our 9-12th graders are based at our James Island campus in a cutting-edge educational building and athletic complex. 

We are very aware of the challenges that 2020 brought to our community, but we believe that the safety protocols we have put in place have allowed our students to continue to learn and grow in a face-to-face learning environment while many other schools have been relegated to exclusively online learning. The safety of our students, faculty, and families is of paramount importance and we take great pride in our efforts to protect everyone. You can trust that while your children are at school, they are safe, and we are following all CDC and DHEC guidelines to prevent COVID-19 spread. 

Thank you again for considering entrusting the education of your children to First Baptist School of Charleston. We hope that you will consider setting up a visit to meet with our admissions department to learn more about how you can join the First Baptist Family. Choosing an educational environment for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. Each school has a variety of distinctives that make them unique, which is why you must carefully consider whether or not those distinctives align with your goals for your child. If your goal is to place your child in an academically rigorous program with an unapologetically Christian perspective that prepares them for life-long learning and service to others, then look no further, First Baptist School of Charleston is what you are looking for. We would love to speak with you about how you can join us. Reach out to our admissions department today to learn how you can secure a spot for your child in the coming year. 

May God bless you and your family in the coming year!


Dr. Justin Mitchell
Head of School




“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”

- Proverbs 22:6