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Choosing Lowcountry Preparatory School

Why LPS?

 (a two-minute video introduction)

We are committed to meeting the educational needs of our community in grades pre-K through twelve. Ours is a STEM-Certified, International Baccalaureate (IB) World School offering the IB Diploma in the Upper School. Additionally, we are partners in Exceptional SC, a program that assists families with tuition for students with learning differences. Upper School students choose among pursuing the IB Diploma by testing in all academic disciplines, testing only in select academic disciplines, or simply enrolling in honors courses.

Our teachers are effective. Consider scores on the Stanford 10 from the spring of 2019. The median score in first grade through ninth was overall 3.3 grade equivalents above grade level. Consider, also, recent college acceptances: the US Naval Academy, Brown University, Washington and Lee University, and Wake Forest in addition to fine colleges and universities across the state such as the honors colleges at both Clemson University and the University of South Carolina.

Our athletics program includes a full spectrum of sports in the fall, winter, and spring. It is organized under the South Carolina Independent School Association.

Our commitment to Judeo-Christian heritage manifests itself in the Lower School by starting each day with the Lord’s Prayer. In the Middle School and Upper School, students attend monthly chapel.

The key to our students’ success in the Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School is the size of the class, which is small. No student can hide in a small classroom, and teachers boost each student to perform to potential, whatever that potential is.

We are fully accredited by AdvancED and are members of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA).

In our own words…What makes LPS “the Ideal Learning Environment”?




We are currently accepting application for admission to all grades. Admission to Lowcountry Preparatory School is offered year-round.

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Lowcountry Preparatory School is an independent, Judeo-Christian, International Baccalaureate, college preparatory school serving grades K3-12.
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