From College of Charleston to Academic Dean: Kady Preston

From College of Charleston to Academic Dean: Kady Preston

At which Meeting Street School do you teach? Meeting Street Academy - Charleston (Go Owls!) When and why did you decide to be a teacher? I knew from a very young age that I wanted to change the world. However, the way in which I planned to do so changed...

From College of Charleston to Academic Dean: Bronwen Gammons

At which Meeting Street School do you teach? Meeting Street - Burns When and why did you decide to be a teacher? I decided to apply for teaching positions my senior year in college after going to a few recruitment fairs with the Black Student Union. I really wanted to...

From College of Charleston to Meeting Street – Brentwood: Sam Healey

At which MSS campus do you teach? Meeting Street Brentwood When and why did you decide to be a teacher? Throughout my childhood, I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I had many teachers who made positive impacts in my life, who I am still in contact...

SOLID GREEN Teacher Feature – Erica Wimpory

At which MSS campus do you teach? Meeting Street - Burns Why did you decide to be a teacher? Ever since I was a little girl, I always dreamt of being a teacher. I would come home each day and play "school" with my younger sister and teach her about...

Extended Day Partner Highlight – Charleston Academy of Music

What is the mission of your organization? The Charleston Academy of Music is committed to providing access to exceptional music education, performance and community outreach to all, regardless of age, skill, gender, ethnicity or income. Describe your programming with our MSS Scholars...What do y'all do? Why is it important? How...

SOLID GREEN Teacher Feature – Jessica Zhou Seymour

At which MSS campus do you teach? Meeting Street - Brentwood Why did you decide to be a teacher? I decided to be a music teacher after my high school internship when I was in my old orchestra room. I fell back in love with how music creates community and...

SOLID GREEN Teacher Feature – Jeremy Hardy

Summary: A teacher from Meeting Street Schools, teaching at Jasper and Beaufort campuses, shares insights into their teaching journey. Driven by a passion to mentor and support youth, they find fulfillment in coaching and witnessing academic and mental growth in students. At which MSS campus do you teach? Meeting Street...

SOLID GREEN Teacher Feature – Wytashanika Murray

At which MSS campus do you teach? Meeting Street - Jasper & Beaufort Why did you decide to be a teacher? I became a teacher to be that change in my community. Growing up in one of the toughest areas in Palm Beach County, Florida, I can remember there wasn't...

SOLID GREEN Teacher Feature – Amy Whetstone

At which MSS campus do you teach? Meeting Street - Brentwood Why did you decide to be a teacher? I love working with children and helping them grow, not only academically but socially and emotionally as well. Why do you choose to stay in the classroom? I love the reward...

SOLID GREEN Teacher Feature – Molly Peterson

Which MSS campus do you teach at? Meeting Street Academy-Spartanburg Why did you decide to be a teacher? I decided to be a teacher because I found a love for teaching others through a dance camp I had started with some friends in high school. The more I worked with...

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About Meeting Street Schools

Meeting Street Schools (MSS) is an innovative non-profit where schools, families, and the community collaborate to create environments where all children can achieve their full potential. With a network of schools across South Carolina, including MSA-Charleston (Charleston, SC), MSA-Spartanburg (Spartanburg, SC), MS-Brentwood (North Charleston, SC), MS-Burns (North Charleston, SC), and MS-Jasper & Beaufort (Jasper, SC), we are committed to providing students with the rigorous education they deserve.

Founded on the principle that every child deserves an excellent education regardless of their socio-economic background, Meeting Street Schools has been a beacon of hope and a testament to what's possible in education. Our schools are driven by a strong focus on student achievement, evidence-based instruction, and relentless support of our students and their families.

While united by our shared mission, each MSS campus, is unique in its character, tapping into the local spirit of the communities they serve. Explore each of our schools and discover how they're creating a brighter future for students in South Carolina.

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Our Schools

MSA – CharlestonDowntown Charleston, SC - Independent School - Since 2008 - 364 Students

Nestled in the heart of Charleston, South Carolina, MSA Charleston is more than just a school—it’s a hub for innovative learning and community engagement. As part of the Meeting Street Schools network, MSA Charleston embodies a commitment to excellence through its rigorous academic programs, inclusive culture, and focus on developing the whole child. With a curriculum that emphasizes both academic and personal growth, MSA Charleston prepares students to be curious learners and active citizens of their community.

MSA – SpartanburgDowntown Spartanburg, SC - Public School - Since 2012 - 323 Students

MSA Spartanburg stands as a pillar of educational innovation in the Spartanburg community. The school’s dedicated educators and supportive learning environment ensure that each child receives a high-quality, personalized education with exceptional faculty and teachers. MSA Spartanburg is distinguished by its emphasis on community partnership, fostering relationships that extend beyond the classroom to build a strong foundation for lifelong learning and success.

MS – BrentwoodNorth Charleston, SC - Public School - Since 2014 - 694 Students

MS Brentwood is a place where education meets opportunity. Serving the Brentwood area, this school is a testament to the transformative power of education. With a student-centered approach that celebrates diversity and encourages excellence, MS Brentwood is dedicated to equipping students with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. MS Brentwood also serves as a hub for the Brentwood community to access educational and wellness services. The school’s commitment to innovation, coupled with a warm, welcoming environment, makes it a standout in the MSS network.

MS – BurnsNorth Charleston, SC - Public School - Since 2018 - 478 Students

Located in a community rich with history and culture, MS Burns is renowned for its dynamic educational approach that intertwines traditional learning with modern teaching techniques. The school’s focus on experiential learning ensures that students at MS Burns are not only recipients of knowledge but also active participants in their educational journey. MS Burns exists to spark an educational revolution for the students and families in the Dorchester-Waylyn Neighborhood in North Charleston. With a commitment to creating a supportive and challenging academic environment, MS Burns is forging a new path in public education.

MS – Jasper & BeaufortJasper County, SC - Public Charter School - Fall 2023 -

MS Jasper represents the Meeting Street Schools’ dedication to community-based education with a global perspective. The school provides a nurturing environment where students are encouraged to explore their potential and cultivate a love for learning. With its diverse programs such as Eureka Math, and Wit and Wisdom, MS Jasper puts a major emphasis on character development, specialized learning and equips students to become thoughtful, engaged members of society, reflecting the MSS ethos of empowerment through education.

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“We come into work everyday truly believing that our students are capable of achieving anything that is put in front of them. Here at MSS, students are provided the opportunity to achieve success through the facilitation of well-educated teachers, resources, and a responsive classroom school environment.”

— NikToshia GilesTeacher

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“MSA is a family. Once you’re in, you’re in. They said they would follow our kids from K-3 to college and they actually lived up to what they said they would do. Not only did MSA challenge my daughter academically but it also exposed her to new things that she probably wouldn’t have been exposed to at our previous neighborhood school. Our journey at MSA was exciting and rewarding. They actually walk the walk.”

— Tyeka GrantParent

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“Meeting Street Academy is my family. They taught me that I am valuable. I am an asset to the world…They asked me, ‘What is your dream?’ I had never been asked that before. The MSS community gives me the strength to pursue my dreams.”

— Kadelyn SteedStudent