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...

Two Meeting Street Schools alumnae have earned top honors from the Western Golf Association Evans Scholarship Foundation, South Carolina

Abigail “Abby” Bruce, an 11th grader at James Island Charter High School, was just announced as the “Rookie Caddie of the Year”. This honor was presented at the inaugural Charleston Muni BBQ to celebrate the end of the summer season. Abby had completed an impressive 26 full “loops” since this...

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...

2nd Cohort of First Year Teachers Celebrate Completion of MSS New Teacher Academy

By Kady Preston and Brooke Tompkins Why did Meeting Street Schools Create New Teacher Academy? In Malcolm Gladwell’s 2011 book Outliers: The Story of Success he makes the claim that it takes 10,000 hours of intensive practice to achieve mastery of complex skills such as playing the violin or getting...

Brentwood’s 8th Grade Bulldogs: “DC or Bust!”

Meeting Street - Brentwood 8th graders need your help raising $15K to help all 61 scholars end their middle school careers with a trip to our nation's capitol -- Washington, D.C.--in May 2023. After studying United States History as part of their standard 8th grade curriculum, our scholars will have...

Six Signs of Trauma & How to Respond

In the US, 70% of adults and 1 in 7 children have felt some form of serious physical or emotional harm, also known as trauma, at least once in their lifetime. Trauma is a response to anything that breaks our feeling of safety, like a serious injury, risk of death,...

Three Ways Meeting Street Schools Prioritizes Mental Health For All

One of the few good things about the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has highlighted how integral social and emotional support for students (and adults!) are to the school environment. Newspapers nationwide have been inundated with headlines screaming about the mental health crisis that we are facing in our country...

What is the Employee Assistance Program?

We are all working hard to make each day GREAT! We also are facing many challenges beyond our control. You are not alone. We go through so much throughout our lives and we provide resources for built in support to keep you moving forward! Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has rebranded...

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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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“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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“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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“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