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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9 Photos 230 Rutledge Avenue Charleston, SC 29403

230 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
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2 br, 1 ba, 1021 Sqft

A chance to be close to everything! This condo conversion offers the ambience of classic Charleston architecture including high ceilings, heart pi... 

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$369,000
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201 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
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MLS# 20008624 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 1800 Sqft

A very livable home in the most convenient neighborhood. Walk to MUSC and Roper Hospital. Walk to neighborhood eateries. This home was updated in... 

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$745,000
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25 Photos 51 S Battery Street Charleston, SC 29401

51 S Battery Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
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MLS# 20008604 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1 Half Bath, 1920 Sqft

Circa 1830's this 1920 sq ft (approx.) home is located in a prime area of the historic Charleston peninsula. Perfectly situated on renowned South B... 

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$1,649,000
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29 Broad Street UNIT C
Charleston, SC 29401
Downtown
Residential

MLS# 20008577 / Active
3 br, 3 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2650 Sqft

As featured in the Post and Courier Located on prestigious and Historic Broad street downtown near the corner of East Bay, this opportunity is for... 

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$2,825,000
Provided courtesy of Robertson Howland Properties
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175 Concord Street UNIT 103
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 20008462 / Active
2 br, 2 ba, 1443 Sqft

Convenient French Quarter location across from The Cooper luxury hotel under construction adding new upscale amenities including a rooftop lounge,... 

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$1,150,000
Provided courtesy of BHHS Carolina Sun Real Estate
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58 Gibbes Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
Residential

MLS# 20008434 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1 Half Bath, 2793 Sqft

This South of Broad home with 4 Bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths is almost ready for you to call it home. An ideal location that is close to Colonial lake... 

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$1,895,000
Provided courtesy of Robertson Howland Properties
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5 Gadsdenboro Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Gadsdenboro
Residential

MLS# 20008533 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 822 Sqft

If you are looking for a turn-key package in the City voted No. 1 in the US, this third floor condo delivers it all! Wake up with the sunrise on yo... 

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$615,000
Provided courtesy of ERA Wilder Realty Inc
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13 Gibbes Street
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
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MLS# 20008366 / Active
3 br, 2 ba, 2 Half Bath, 2812 Sqft

Great location tucked away South of Broad with privacy fence surrounding the property. Beautiful open living areas. Spacious family room with gas... 

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$1,950,000
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
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2 President Place
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
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MLS# 20008334 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 1750 Sqft

Duplex and vacant lot! This is an excellent opportunity to own an income producing property in downtown Charleston as both units are currently leas... 

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$850,000
Provided courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Charleston
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76 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
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MLS# 20008329 / Active
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1890 Charleston Single in immaculate move-in condition! Has an additional study,playroom,nursery room upstairs. Off street parking for 2 cars. The... 

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$739,900
Provided courtesy of RE/MAX Pro Realty
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50-B Gadsden Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
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MLS# 20008208 / Active
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Located in the heart of Harleston Village in Historic Downtown Charleston, walk to Colonial Lake, The Battery, MUSC, & The College of Charleston, ... 

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$899,000
Provided courtesy of Dana Properties, LLC
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46-48 Smith Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Harleston Village
Residential

MLS# 20008064 / Active
12 br, 6 ba, 3 Half Bath, 12610 Sqft

Excellent development opportunity in Harleston Village. 46-48 Smith Street is a beautiful old property consisting of .59 acres with 5 buildings: a ... 

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$2,800,000
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1 King Street UNIT 104
Charleston, SC 29401
Fort Sumter House
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MLS# 20008157 / Active
1 br, 2 ba, 1063 Sqft

This exquisite Charleston pied-a-terre is an extraordinary residence. It is located in the most prestigious neighborhood South of The Battery with ... 

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$998,500
Provided courtesy of Carriage Properties LLC
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184 E Bay Street UNIT 201
Charleston, SC 29401
French Quarter
Residential

MLS# 20008030 / Active
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Perfectly placed pied a terre. All of Charleston's charm is wrapped up in this 1 bed, 1.5 bath condominium in the heart of the French Quarter. Thi... 

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$699,000
Provided courtesy of Maison Real Estate
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309 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
Ansonborough
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MLS# 20008015 / Active
1 br, 1 ba, 1 Half Bath, 650 Sqft

The location of this well maintained 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo will leave you in the heart of the most vibrant part of Charleston. All while having ... 

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$320,000
Provided courtesy of Carolina One Real Estate
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42 South Battery
Charleston, SC 29401
South of Broad
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MLS# 20007941 / Active
4 br, 4 ba, 4325 Sqft

The Robert Murray House (c. 1802), a masonry home in the iconic Charleston Single House style, is available for the first time in two decades. The ... 

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$2,695,000
Provided courtesy of William Means Real Estate, LLC
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377 King Street UNIT 203
Charleston, SC 29401
Downtown
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MLS# 20007903 / Active
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Located in the heart of Downtown Charleston at the corner of King and Calhoun St., this beautiful, loft-style condo. features vaulted ceilings, exp... 

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$449,000
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177 Spring Street
Charleston, SC 29403
Cannonborough-Elliottborough
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2 br, 1 ba, 852 Sqft

Beautiful single family home, with a back deck in a great location just off the crosstown. Excellent investment opportunity. Very close to MUSC. Ne... 

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$450,000
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2 Battery Place
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