What does it mean to be a Christian school?

As a Christian school, we partner with Christian parents to provide a Christ-centered education emphasizing godly character and academic excellence within a nurturing environment and to develop in students a Christian world and life view to fulfilling their calling to the glory of God. All teachers at PCA give a credible testimony of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and display a passion for sharing their faith and nurturing their students.

Will my child be prepared to attend a selective college?

As a college preparatory school, PCA prepares each student to be successful at whatever college or university they may attend. With a rigorous curriculum including honors and advanced placement courses in every upper school core subject area, PCA has high standards that are well respected in the state of South Carolina and the country. One hundred percent of our graduates are accepted to four-year colleges and universities.

How do I apply to PCA?

You may apply here or by contacting our Director of Admissions, Lisa Shimakonis.


Does PCA offer financial aid or scholarships?

PCA does offer financial aid based on the recommendation of the Smart Aid, which is a company that serves Christian schools in assessing the financial needs of their families. Families who qualify for financial aid can receive a discount on tuition, within the limits of our budget.


Are siblings automatically admitted?

We certainly welcome applications from siblings, although each admission application is evaluated on its own merits. Occasionally PCA is not the best fit for a sibling.

Do PCA students wear school uniforms?

PCA students do wear school uniforms. Uniforms for grades K-12 are purchased from Dennis Uniforms.  You can order online or by phone at 1-800-854-6951.

What grading scale does PCA use?

Palmetto Christian Academy adheres to the South Carolina Uniform Grade Scale.

What are the hours of the school day?

Lower School:
Half-Day Kindergarten - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Full-Day Kindergarten through
4th Grade - 8:00am to 2:50pm
5th Grade - 8:00am to 3:15pm

Upper School:
6th through 12th Grades - 8:00am to 3:15pm

9:00am to 1:00pm

Still have questions? We'd love to answer those for you.

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