Schools Zoned for Downtown Charleston Peninsula Residents

You know you’re ready to move.

You’ve found a couple of homes grabbing your attention. Downtown Charleston is looking like the winner. But there’s the final checklist, and you hit this question …

Is the location good?

Any home can have all the features in the world, but if the location isn’t great, then your interest suddenly fades. One of the top concerns most homebuyers have about location is: Are there good schools located nearby?

Buying a house isn’t all about the property. Sometimes it’s about the amenities you get by living in the area. So, we’re going to examine the schools that serve Downtown Charleston residents. Let’s begin.

Downtown Charleston, SC Schools

Here’s the list of schools serving the Downtown Charleston district (accompanied by ratings from Facebook).

  1. Buist Academy for Advanced Studies
    Grades K-8 | Website | Rating: 5/5
    103 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC 29401

  2. Memminger Elementary School
    Grades PreK-5 | Website | Rating: 4.8/5
    20 Beaufain St, Charleston, SC 29401

  3. Charleston Progressive Academy
    Grades: PreK-6 | Website | Rating: 4.7/5
    382 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403

  4. Charleston Development Academy
    Grades: PreK-8 | Website | Rating: 4.2/5
    233 Line St, Charleston, SC 29403

  5. Mitchell Elementary School
    Grades: PreK-5 | Website | Rating: 4/5
    2 Perry St, Charleston, SC 29403

  6. Carolina Voyager Charter School
    Grades: K-4 | Website | Rating: 4/5
    30 Race Street, Charleston, SC 29403

  7. Sanders Clyde Elementary School
    Grades: K-8 | Website | Rating: 4.3/5
    805 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403

  8. James Simons Montessori School
    Grades: PreK-8 | Website | Rating: 4.7/5
    741 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

  9. Charleston Charter School for Math and Science
    Grades: 6-12 | Website | Rating: 4/5
    1002 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

  10. Burke High School
    Grades: 9-12 | Website | Rating: 4.5/5
    244 President St, Charleston, SC 29403

Private Schools Around Downtown Charleston

Above are the public schools serving Downtown Charleston residents, but the peninsula is also home to a number of private schools -- some of the best in the state.

  1. Ashley Hall
    This is an all-girls school, located along Rutledge Avenue, and serving grades K-12. The school prides itself on the community it has built -- which challenges, celebrates, and supports young women at every stage of their education.

  2. The Charleston Catholic School
    Great for those looking for an education within the sacred tradition and teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. This Prek-8 school offers  smaller classes with an 11:1 student/teacher ratio. The Charleston Catholic School features a close-knit community of one class per grade level and are located off King Street.

  3. Mason Preparatory School
    This school is a great choice for those seeking a more one-on-one education, as their student-to-teacher ratio sits at 13:1 (which is impressive). They provide state of the art technology education, starting in elementary school. They serves grades K-8 and are located on Halsey Boulevard.

  4. Porter-Guad School
    What was once a private, boys military school has now turned into a college preparatory school with ties to the Episcopal Church. They serve grades PreK-12, and are located at 300 Albemarle Road (a small island right off the Charleston peninsula). This school is good choice for those looking for a strong education with an emphasis on Christian beliefs.

Need Help?

If you need help narrowing down which schools are best or which homes would be best suited for the school you want your children to attend, feel free to reach out to me. You can contact me at 843-225-7007 or mwalker@marshallwalker.com

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61 Photos 122 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29401

122 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 18026287 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3881 sqft

This grand Victorian residence built in 1893 by James S. Simons, a businessman, features Queen Anne style details: an extending gable, a double-tie... 

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$1,695,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
30 Photos 41 Barre Street Charleston, SC 29401

41 Barre Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 18026205 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1888 sqft

Exceptional and RARE OPPORTUNITY to own this classic home with the largest lot (.46 acre) on the CHARLESTON PENINSULA! Lovely Harleston Village is ... 

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$900,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
19 Photos 5.5-A Kracke Street Charleston, SC 29403

5.5-A Kracke Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Elliottborough
Residential

MLS# 18026209 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 860 sqft

This two bedroom condo is in a fantastic location walking distance to MUSC, Charleston School of Law, College of Charleston and numerous shops and ... 

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$319,000
Provided courtesy of Catalyst Group SC
44 Photos 150 Bee Street Charleston, SC 29401

150 Bee Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Bee Street Lofts
Residential

MLS# 18026202 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 806 sqft

This gorgeous industrial style loft includes contemporary finishes and opens directly onto the large courtyard offering incredible views of the Ash... 

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$389,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
31 Photos 8 Sires Street Charleston, SC 29403

8 Sires Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Elliotborough
Residential

MLS# 18026204 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1395 sqft

Don't miss your opportunity to preview this attractive Investment Duplex property located in the heart of Elliotborough and within steps of the Kin... 

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$549,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
80 Photos 29 Legare Street Charleston, SC 29401

29 Legare Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18026272 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 2 half bath, 7800 sqft

In one of the prettiest cities, on one of the City's grandest streets, on one of the largest lots South of Broad sits the Reverend Paul Trapier Ger... 

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$13,850,000
Provided courtesy of Hudson Phillips Properties Charleston LLC
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2 Franklin Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 18026208 / Active
5 br, 4 ba, 3385 sqft

This well maintained 5 bedroom home, circa 1890, is located in the historic district of downtown Charleston just steps from Broad Street and Burbag... 

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$1,725,000
Provided courtesy of Robertson Howland Properties
20 Photos 156 Smith Street Charleston, SC 29403

156 Smith Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Radcliffeborough
Residential

MLS# 18026125 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1378 sqft

Ideally located within a five minute walk to MUSC, Charleston School of Law, College of Charleston, and King St, this attractive duplex is such a g... 

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$529,000
Provided courtesy of The Cassina Group
21 Photos 181 Queen Street Charleston, SC 29401

181 Queen Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 18025892 / Active
5 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 3614 sqft

***INCLUDES BAR APPROVED PLANS FOR 3 UNITS***Own a beautiful piece of history with this grand, Charleston-Single with views of Colonial Lake. Built... 

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$949,000
Provided courtesy of Luxury Simplified Real Estate, INC
64 Photos 174 Broad Street Charleston, SC 29401

174 Broad Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 18025884 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 half bath, 2639 sqft

Absolutely gorgeous historical down town home on Broad. Completely renovated 4 bedroom 4.5 bathroom by Cook Bonner Construction. Original hardwoods... 

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$2,400,000
Provided courtesy of AgentOwned Charleston Group
37 Photos 2 Wharfside Street Charleston, SC 29401

2 Wharfside Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Laurens Place
Residential

MLS# 18025856 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 2862 sqft

One of only 4 Harbor-front units at Laurens Place. This 3rd floor residence has 180 degree+ views of the harbor, from the Ravenel Bridge to the ful... 

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$2,800,000
Provided courtesy of Daniel Ravenel Sotheby's International Realty
30 Photos 276 Coming Street Charleston, SC 29403

276 Coming Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Elliotborough
Residential

MLS# 18025824 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1867 sqft

INCREDIBLE LOCATION! One block from King Street & walking distance to beautiful, scenic, Hampton Park in downtown Charleston, this historic home ma... 

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$529,000
Reduced -$10,000
Provided courtesy of Matt O'Neill Real Estate
16 Photos 202 Ashley Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

202 Ashley Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Residential

MLS# 18025769 / Active
2 br, 1 ba, 637 sqft

Beautiful and well-kept condominium home in prime downtown location! Seconds from MUSC, restaurants and entertainment, and convenient access to maj... 

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$425,000
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Alliance
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21 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401
George And Society
Residential

MLS# 18025750 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 934 sqft

Check out this gorgeous downtown Charleston condominium, whether you are looking short term or long term, this is an investment you can't turn down... 

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$669,900
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
35 Photos 21 George Street Charleston, SC 29401

21 George Street
Charleston, SC 29401
George And Society
Residential

MLS# 18025949 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 half bath, 1306 sqft

THE ASSESSMENT HAS BEEN PAID IN FULL.This is truly what Charleston is made of. Gorgeous top floor unit in the much sought after George and Society... 

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$977,500
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
27 Photos 77 King Street Charleston, SC 29401

77 King Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South Of Broad
Residential

MLS# 18025650 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 2370 sqft

Circa 1747, this gem is ideally located in the heart of Charleston's Historic District. The Captain Francis Baker House property is comprised of tw... 

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$1,595,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
19 Photos 5 Gadsdenboro Street Charleston, SC 29401

5 Gadsdenboro Street
Charleston, SC 29401
The Gadsden
Residential

MLS# 18025621 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1272 sqft

Introducing The Gadsden, downtown Charleston's newest luxury condominium community. Situated next to the city's new Gadsdenboro Park, The Gadsden w... 

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$883,000
Provided courtesy of East West Realty, LLC
19 Photos 5 Gadsdenboro Street Charleston, SC 29401

5 Gadsdenboro Street
Charleston, SC 29401
The Gadsden
Residential

MLS# 18025620 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1184 sqft

Introducing The Gadsden, downtown Charleston's newest luxury condominium community. Situated next to the city's new Gadsdenboro Park, The Gadsden w... 

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$999,000
Provided courtesy of East West Realty, LLC
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73 Pitt Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Radcliffeborough
Residential

MLS# 18025611 / Active
8 br, 5 ba, 1 half bath, 5144 sqft

The William Waller House, built between 1832-1840 is rich in history. Said to be built by Richard Holloway due to the Palladian window in the front... 

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$1,395,000
Provided courtesy of The Boulevard Company, LLC
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15 Judith Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Wraggborough
Residential

MLS# 18025560 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 half bath, 1883 sqft

Built in 2009, this lovely 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home is move-in ready. Three large, bright bedrooms each have fully updated baths. The 2nd level bed... 

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$735,000
Provided courtesy of Elaine Brabham and Associates
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53 Warren Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Radcliffeborough
Residential

MLS# 18025554 / Active
4 br, 2 ba, 1822 sqft

Light & bright Charleston Single House featuring two, 2 bedroom 1 bath, apartments. Includes off street parking, a lovely private courtyard and we... 

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$695,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
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