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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Porter-Gaud School is a top rated, private, Christian school located in Charleston, SC. It has 942 students in grades 1-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $22,460 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$22,460
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

Porter-Gaud School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1290
78 responses
Average ACT
29
59 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Christmas assembly
    27%
  • Football cheers
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • Chicken Biscuit Thursday
    9%
  • Graduation
    9%
  • halloween carnival
    9%
  • Pep rallies
    5%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
942
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
Poll
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
Poll
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$61,367
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,135
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,200
National
$184,700
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Porter-Gaud School Reviews

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The college preparatory curriculum has been an amazing experience! The small classroom ratio and the level of professionalism from teachers and staff are two of many positive attributes the school has to offer. My 13 years experience has laid the foundation for my college and professional careers. Thank you Porter Gaud!
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Porter-Gaud has an unbeatable mix of a broad array of classes from regular classes to AP, state championship winning athletics (with nationally recognized athletes), and a strong Christian foundation (but one that is, at the same time, supportive of many diverse faiths including Jewish, Muslim and non-believers.) Leans 60/40 more towards boys because of its history as a boys’ school and an outstanding all girls’ school in town to compete with, but the girls who attend PG love it and don’t feel marginalized or minority. Great school spirit, nice families, top notch teachers who attended such schools as Stanford, Williams, William and Mary, and other top schools themselves. Small class sizes average about 14 in a class, but some classes might have just 5 or 6 kids in it depending on what it is. Excellent college placement program & staff. Warm and welcoming atmosphere.
I have gone to Porter Gaud for 13 years and I couldn't imagine being educated anywhere else. This school is academically rigorous but simultaneously ensures that all students are cared for and are equipped with tools for the real world. I highly recommend Porter Gaud... the tuition may seem steep, but in the end the values and education students gain are priceless.