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The students are the number one priority at Charleston Catholic. The faculty and staff reach out to students academically, spiritually and emotionally each day. Building a student’s self-confidence, self-esteem, academic knowledge and religious knowledge is paramount at CCS.
The Charleston Catholic School is foremost Catholic. Students pray every day and attend Mass every week. Additionally, the school serves its students and maintains its Catholic Identity through our Religion curriculum and Community Service.
CCS hires experienced teachers who will give students the knowledge they will need to succeed in high school. Sixty percent of the teachers have a master’s degrees. In addition K4, K5, and First Grade classes have full-time teacher assistants.
What makes CCS unique among other private schools in the Charleston area is its emphasis on the fine arts. Students spend time four days a week in some type of arts class including art, chorus, band, drama, movement or creative writing.
Opportunities to build community internally are incorporated by having the upper school students work with the lower grade students and teachers (i.e. the fourth graders are “buddies” to the kindergarten students). Through this interaction the lower grade students receive benefits from the upper grade students as a result of the mentoring process.
Externally, CCS provides opportunities for the students to interact with the community periodically by participating in various ways:
• Whenever disasters occur, students answer the call by giving of their time, talents and treasures. They give personal monetary gifts from their allowances or money earned for providing a service.
• Students are required to obtain service hours for the 5th – 8th Grade religion classes.
• Students make greeting cards and distribute to the neighbors in the community around the school and for members of the Armed Services.
• Students conduct food drives, plan prayer services, and participate in various outreach services.