DSC_9711Coastal Christian Preparatory School is a Christian, coeducational, interdenominational, college-preparatory school enrolling students in pre-K through grade twelve. In the Christian tradition, the school nurtures each student’s emotional, spiritual, academic, and physical development through a rigorous academic program, comprehensive co-curricular athletics, and fine arts.

Coastal Christian challenges students to grow in character, scholarship and accomplishment, to offer absolute effort, and to learn from our community’s diversity. As a Christian School in Charleston SC, Coastal Christian Preparatory School is accredited by AdvancED.

For more information contact April Vail, Admissions Director and Guidance Counselor, at aprilvail@coastalchristian.org


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Co-curricular activities

JV and Varsity Sports: Volleyball, Football, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis

Additional Athletic Opportunities Include: Equestrian, Swimming, and Triathlon

Academics and More: Quiz Bowl, Student Government, Leadership Development, Yearbook, College Tours, Math Meets, Literary Meets, and Missions/Christian Service

Quick Facts

Faculty/student ratio: 1:8
Average Class Size: 14


SAT: 2016 average: 1110
ACT: 2016 average: 25

Fine Arts

Art | Chorus
Digital Arts | Drama 

Grading Scale

A numerical system (0-100) is used to determine individual averages, and these numerical averages are used to compute the Grade Point Average as prescribed by the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy.

Requirements for Promotion

Elementary & Middle School:  Failure of any two subjects may require the student to repeat the entire grade unless work is satisfactorily completed in an approved summer school.  Continued enrollment of failing students is at the principal’s discretion.

High School:  Students must pass at least 6 courses in order to be promoted to the next grade.  Failure of any two subjects may subject student to possible removal from school unless work is satisfactorily completed in an approved summer school.

Promotion to the successive grade for high school students will also be determined by the following:

  • From 9th to 10th grade – at least   6 units
  • From 10th to 11th grade – at least  12 units
  • From 11th to 12th grade – at least  18 units

With approval, seniors may have a reduced course load but will still have to take at least 5 classes on our campus.

In grades 9 through 12, any courses taken for credit outside of CCPS must be approved by the Principal before academic work begins.  This includes summer school, advance credit courses, and college credit courses.  Dual credit courses are only approved if not offered by CCPS.


Minimum Requirements: 24 credits


4 years (4 credits) includes: Algebra I, II, Geometry, Algebra III/Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Probability and Statistics


4 Years (4 credits) Dual Credit English 101 and English 102 are offered during the Senior Year


3 or 4 years (3 or 4 credits)** includes: Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, Marine Biology, Anatomy and Physiology

Physical Education

1 (1 credit)

Foreign Language

3 years (3 credits of same language)

Biblical Studies

4 years (2 credits)*


4 credits (1=Fine Arts) Art, Drama, Computer, Digital Arts, Current Events, Creative Writing, Personal Finance, Christian Leadership

Technology Education

1 (1 credit) includes: Keyboarding and Computer Applications

Social Studies

3 or 4 years (3 or 4 credits)** AP US History is offered during the Junior Year

Christian Services

Numerous opportunities for local, mid-range, and foreign missions throughout the year.

* The two credits of Biblical Studies do not count in the twenty-four credit requirement. Students must earn a passing grade each year in Biblical Studies in order to graduate. Students attend Chapel every week.

** A total of seven credits in the science and social studies disciplines is required, with a minimum of 3 in one and 4 in the other.

*** Receipt of a high school diploma will depend on successful completion of the required courses. Students not on track to graduate and whose situation cannot be corrected will be asked to leave the school.

Coastal Christian students have been accepted at the following colleges/universities:

  • Anderson University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Ball State University
  • Boston College
  • Brevard College
  • Charleston Southern University
  • Clemson University
  • Coastal Carolina University
  • College of Charleston
  • Eckerd College
  • Erskine College
  • Flagler College
  • Francis Marion University
  • Furman University
  • George Washington University
  • Hollins University
  • Kent State University
  • Mercer College
  • Meredith College
  • North Greenville University
  • Palm Beach Atlantic
  • Philadelphia University
  • Presbyterian College
  • Spartanburg Methodist College
  • Temple University
  • Texas A & M University
  • The Citadel
  • Trident Technical College
  • Univ. of South Carolina-Honors College
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Carolina –Beaufort
  • University of Vermont
  • Winthrop University
  • Wofford College

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