Porter-Gaud School

300 Albemarle Rd, Charleston, SC 29407

In 1964, Gaud School for Boys (founded in 1908) merged with Porter-Military Academy (founded in 1867) to form the larger Porter-Gaud School, now located on an 80-acre campus overlooking the Ashley River. The school discontinued its military program at that time, and girls were first admitted in 1972. Porter-Gaud conducts a traditional college preparatory program in a city that includes six colleges and universities. Music and art offerings are among the electives, and the school maintains hand bell choirs and both jazz and concert bands. A winterim program in middle school (grades 6-8) features community service, educational travel and nontraditional courses. Upper school students may participate in such community outreach programs as Habitat for Humanity, tutoring at an inner-city schools, working on food or toy drives, helping to feed the homeless, engaging in beach cleanups or providing peer counseling.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades 1-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address300 Albemarle Rd, Charleston, SC 29407
Telephone843-556-3620
Fax843-556-7404
Year Established1867
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
AdministratorD. DuBose Egleston, Jr.
Applications DueRolling
Total Enrollment888
Day Students888
Boys560
Girls328
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