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A+
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.
Address
300 Albemarle Road
Charleston, SC 29407
Telephone
(843) 556-3620
Organization Memberships
NAIS

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
1300
55 responses
Average ACT
29
47 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Christmas assembly
    28%
  • Football cheers
    22%
  • Chicken Biscuit Thursday
    11%
  • Graduation
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    11%
  • halloween carnival
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
942
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.9 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    C+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$57,603
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,052
National
$949
Median Home Value
$269,400
National
$184,700
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Porter-Gaud School Reviews

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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.
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Academics were great, teachers great, but students horrible. I recommend the school for people who want a good education and are willing to put in the time and effort. Social scene is difficult to say the least. Bullying, cliques, self-obsessed rich students, lack of diversity, and rampant sexism. The administration tries their best to improve the school environment, but unfortunately the type of students who frequently attend this school likely will not change.
Porter-Gaud allowed me to have a great relationship with both my teachers and my peers. The teachers are so passionate and truly want to get to know you as a student. Due to the small class sizes, you can form close bonds with these teachers who you'll often see attending the school musicals or cheering for you in the stands. The teachers are so supportive of your extracurricular activities and are very accommodating. They are always smiling and willing to meet with you after class for extra help if you are struggling. As for the students, you begin to feel like a giant family during your time at PG. You truly know all of your peers and become sad when your time at PG has ended. Whether playing a sport, performing on the stage, or doing community service, it is great to know that you have the support of both the students and the faculty at your school.