Christ Church Episcopal School

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Basic Information

Address: 245 Cavalier Drive Greenville, SC 29607
County: Greenville
Phone Number: (864) 299-1522

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Additional Information

President: David Padilla
School Type: Private
Founded: 1959
Ages/Grades: K5-12
School Size: 1,100 students
Classroom Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 10/1


Financial Aid:

The financial aid program at Christ Church Episcopal School has been established in an effort to reduce the possibility that a qualified applicant or current student would be unable to attend CCES solely as a result of financial need. Current students and applicants accepted by the Admission Office may apply for financial aid by following the procedures below. Applicants must demonstrate financial need as reported by the School and Student Service for Financial Aid (SSS) in Princeton, NJ, an independent outside agency conducting evaluations on behalf of CCES. Financial aid awards are granted on an annual basis and governed by the Financial Aid Award Review Policies which can be accessed through the link below. Financial aid is always contingent upon the availability of funds in any given year. Additional factors taken into account in the award decision process are academic performance and the applicant’s potential to make a positive contribution to the life of the school community.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:

Lower School, Middle School, Upper School chaplains, middle and upper school counselors, Upper school college counselors

Camp Programs: Yes
Summer School: No
After School Programs: Yes
School Championships:


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Notable Graduates:

Knox White, Edwin McCain, Walt Wilkins, Chandler Catanzaro, Kate Furman, Jay Spivey, Rory Scovel, John Warren, Billy Campbell, Jimmy Ryan, John Kittredge, William Timmons, Missy Park, Susan Credle, Julia Vickerman

Uniform Guidelines:

Lower School (K5-4) Girls- Navy, White, Blue collared long sleeve or short sleeve shirt with cces logo, plaid, navy, or khaki skirt, shoe with closed heel and toe, ON FRIDAY: CCES tshirt/ Lower School (K5-4) Boys- Navy or Khaki dress shorts or pants, white or navy short or long sleeve shirt, ON FRIDAY: CCES tshirt/ Middle School (5-8) Girls- Navy, White, Blue collared long sleeve or short sleeve shirt with cces logo, plaid, navy, or khaki skirt, shoe with closed heel and toe, ON WEDNESDAY: Button down shirt with CCES logo and long pants or skirt, ON FRIDAY: CCES tshirt and jeans/ Middle School (5-8) Boys- Navy or Khaki dress shorts or pants, white or navy short or long sleeve shirt, ON WEDNESDAY: Button down shirt with CCES logo and tie and long pants, ON FRIDAY: CCES tshirt and jeans/ Upper School (9-12) Boys: jeans or khaki pants or shorts with collared shirts, ON WEDNESDAY: button down shirts with ties and long khakis, ON FRIDAY: CCES tshirts/ Upper School (9-12) Girls: jeans and nice top, no spaghetti strap tank tops, no midriff baring shirts, no leggings, ON WEDNESDAY: dresses or skirts (must be 4” above knee), ON FRIDAY: CCES tshirt

Admissions Requirements:

Admission is open to any student regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, whose previous academic record is satisfactory and whose performance on the test for admission demonstrates ability to meet the required standards. While CCES offers Christian education and worship in the Episcopal tradition, the school accepts students of all religious affiliations. After notification of acceptance, a student is officially enrolled, with space reserved in the grade, upon receipt of the non-refundable matriculation fee as described in the Tuition and General Fees Schedule. The CCES admissions process takes into account a variety of factors in selecting students to be admitted to CCES. CCES reserves the right to exercise all lawful discretion in selecting students who will benefit from and contribute to all aspects of life at CCES. Families must fill out an application, request to send records or transcripts and teacher recommendations to the school, schedule an individual testing, schedule a day for the child to shadow at the school, and submit SC immunization records and the birth certificate.

Mission Statement:

A CCES education prepares students to think deeply, act responsibly, live vigorously, believe faithfully, lead resolutely, and create imaginatively.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Christ Church Episcopal School provides a high-quality college-preparatory education in a Christian environment. The establishment of the School testifies to a commitment to the reward of learning in a Christian setting. The School subscribes to the belief that God reveals His truth to those who pursue it with faith, discipline, and determination. To further this goal, the school promotes the development in students of receptive, inquiring and open minds; provides a program that challenges and supports these students with personal attention; and a faculty of competence, warmth, and dedication. The School strives to establish and nurture a warm and caring culture. The School feels a commitment not only to its students and their families but also to the church and the community: to the students as it emphasizes their worth, their self-understanding, and their relationship to their Creator and to humankind; to the family and the church as the School strengthens and integrates life; and to the community as Christ Church Episcopal School prepares enlightened citizens and future leaders, instilling high educational and spiritual principles. To develop these traits, the School strives to create an atmosphere in which students can realize their potential in intellectual, social, spiritual, physical, and creative pursuits. They should attain an understanding that, within their own limitations and strengths, they have a duty to grow and to learn in every way possible in order to improve their understanding of their role in the world so that they may serve humankind and, in so doing, serve God. Christ Church Episcopal School, through precept, practice, and education, seeks to prepare the individual for a fulfilling life in God’s unfolding world.

School History:

Christ Church Episcopal School is formed by the Rector and Vestry of Christ Church in the summer of 1959. CCES graduated its first senior class and received its official accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in 1972. In 1995, the Middle School building on Wenwood Drive opens to fifth through eighth grades. The International Baccalaureate Diploma program was authorized for grades 11 and 12 in 1999. In 2002, Upper School students move into their new building at the start of the January term. In the fall, Lower School students move to the Cavalier campus, to the completely renovated building formerly occupied by the Upper School. For the first time in its history, all CCES students in grades Primer through Twelve are united on a single campus. In 2005, The Chapel of the Good Shepherd is dedicated in September, providing all students with a sacred space for weekly worship. Sited in the center of the Cavalier campus, the chapel stands as a powerful symbol of the school’s Christian foundations and Episcopal tradition. The Hartness Performing Arts Center opens its doors in 2016. Designed to nurture students’ creative talents, this stunning and comprehensive space promotes the boundless possibilities of musical and dramatic creativity through education, collaboration, and performance.