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Find an independent or private school

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If a child receives an ESA, a wide range of educational services opens. Tuition and transportation for a South Carolina private (independent) school is just one option for ESA spending.

If you think a private school may be an option for your family, the South Carolina Department of Education provides a list.This list does not necessarily reflect the schools that will be approved for participation in the program, but it will serve as a general guide.

Five independent school associations in South Carolina are members of the Council for American Private Education: South Carolina.

Association of Christian Schools International
South Carolina Independent School Association
South Carolina Association of Christian Schools
Palmetto Association of Independent Schools
Roman Catholic Diocese of Charleston

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