Summerville Catholic School is a regional Catholic school in the Diocese of Charleston with the support of our five awesome parishes: Immaculate Conception in Goose Creek, St. John the Beloved in Summerville, St. Phillip Benizi in Moncks Corner, St. Theresa the Little Flower in Summerville and St. Thomas the Apostle in North Charleston.
We strive to be disciples and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, strengthening our students in spirit as well as the body and mind. We invite all children, including those with special needs and unique challenges, to our campus where they can achieve their fullest potential. Our teachers and staff are dedicated to providing individualized learning in a small community environment. We are a school where parent participation is not only welcomed but enthusiastically encouraged.
Summerville Catholic School is located near downtown Summerville, South Carolina, 30 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina. In June of 1984, Bishop Ernest Unterkoefler, the tenth Bishop of Charleston, officially announced there would be a Catholic school in the Summerville area, a rapidly growing community. Under the leadership of Monsignor Richard Madden, the school opened in August 1984, utilizing the religious education center at St. John the Beloved Church.
In August 1984, SCS opened with a kindergarten and first-grade class with 21 students. Second grade was added in 1985, and at the beginning of the 1986-87 school year, 93 students were enrolled in grades K-3. At this time a committee made up of representatives from the five supporting parishes was formed to begin the construction of the building now occupied by SCS.
Our current school building opened in 1987, serving students in kindergarten through fifth grade. In 1991 six additional classrooms were added, as well as a large multipurpose room and library. This was also the year sixth grade was added. Seventh and eighth would follow consecutively.
As a Catholic school community, we believe in the uniqueness, dignity, and potential of every student. Following the life and example of Jesus Christ, we strive to build character while teaching compassion. By strengthening our students in spirit, mind, and body, we prepare them to lead lives based on faith, values, and learning.
Living as Disciples
Partnering with Parents
Inspiring Every Learner
Summerville Catholic School is a Catholic educational community dedicated to the mission entrusted by Jesus Christ to the Church. Our community provides an environment that helps to instill sound ideals, morals, and values as guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We strive to continue our strong tradition of excellence by guiding our students to become active members of the Body of Christ positively affecting the wider society. With God's grace, our students will continue to enlighten their faith through personal prayer.
To promote a fuller living out of Catholic social teaching SCS students and families participate in various outreach projects and acts of service during the year. These projects help us to remember our baptismal call to help the poor and those in need. We are called to serve and to be the light of Christ to others. We strive to awaken in our students a sense of responsibility to reach out and respond to others' needs.
Parents who enroll their children at Summerville Catholic School are committed to the mission, vision, values, policies, and procedures of the school. The Parent and School Association (PSA) is a parent-driven organization, which serves to foster unity and support for families within the school. This organization sponsors fund-raising activities for the benefit of the school, coordinates volunteer services, and promotes the school to the general public.
Firmly grounded in the Catholic faith, at SCS we inspire academic inquisitiveness and spiritual growth. Our faculty nurtures the unique talents and strengths of each student. Whether it is in the classroom, on the athletic fields and courts, or singing at Mass or morning prayer, we provide opportunities to develop the whole child. From preschool through eighth grade we strengthen our students in spirit, mind, and body.
At Summerville Catholic School learning leaps from the pages of a book or off the screen to the heart and soul of our students. Our faculty continues to innovate new ways to enhance education opportunities while meeting the needs of each and every student in a diverse creative Catholic environment. Incorporating technology, critical thinking skills, and hands-on activities enables our students to take learning to a whole new level.
We believe that Summerville Catholic School is a Catholic educational community dedicated to the mission entrusted by Jesus Christ to the Church. Our community provides an environment that helps to instill sound ideals, morals, and values as guided by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
To bring this about, we work toward developing a program that will acknowledge and accept the responsibility to nurture the academic, spiritual, cultural, and physical growth of each student while allowing him to advance according to his own unique and personal talents.
Summerville Catholic School strives to continue its strong tradition of excellence by guiding its students to become involved members of their church and society. With God's grace, our students will continue to enlighten their faith through personal prayer and Christian attitudes.