Our Accreditation

First Baptist School of Charleston offers an independent, co-educational college preparatory program for grades K2-12.  A member of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS), Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS), the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), and AdvancED, we provide academic excellence with a Christian perspective. FBS students are challenged in a nurturing environment by a talented and caring faculty.

Our History

The First Baptist School of Charleston was established as a mission of the First Baptist Church of Charleston in 1949, under the direction of Dr. John A. Hamrick, Sr.  First Baptist School of Charleston is one of the only downtown Charleston schools inside the original walled city. Our teachers regularly take their students out of the classroom and into our unique and historic city to experience learning in a way not offered by many schools anywhere else in the entire country. 

Our Future

Starting in the 2018-19 school year, First Baptist School will open it's James Island Campus for the High School (9th-12th grades), beginning a new and exciting chapter in the story of First Baptist School of Charleston. This brand new facility, located next to the school's existing Activities Center & Athletic Fields off of Riverland Drive Scenic Highway, will offer First Baptist the opportunity to grow while still maintaining a strong connection to our Downtown campus.  

Schedule a Visit

We hope First Baptist School will be your choice for your child's academic future.  We look forward to hearing from you! 

Please feel free to contact Debbie Mack (mackd@fbschool.org) or Beth Switzer (switzerb@fbschool.org) to schedule a family visit, to set up a student shadow day for your child, or if you have any questions about First Baptist School of Charleston. 

First Baptist School Contact Numbers & Addresses

The button below will give you a list of phone numbers, extensions, and email address for members of the school's administration team.  Please feel free to call or email them with any questions you may have.

FBS Administrative Staff Directory (pdf)


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