When a family decides to build a luxury home, they consider the size, function and ability to accommodate their growing children all the way from toddlers to teenagers. But even the most spacious, well-designed home won’t work if the children don’t have access to outstanding educational options, whether that’s public or private.
Fortunately, Daniel Island has excellent options for families, including a K-8 public school in the heart of the community and the state’s largest Catholic four-year high school, Bishop England.
Review our Daniel Island School Guide to learn more about the available educational options.
Daniel Island is located within Berkeley County School District, which serves more than 3,200 students across its elementary, middle and high schools.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade attend Daniel Island School. The school opened in August 2006 with about 575 students and the capacity for twice as many. Over the course of a decade, the Daniel Island community has grown and so has the school’s population. It now has more than 1,400 students in a 190,000-square-foot facility focused on providing the latest in technology as well as an active arts, drama and music program.
With an “excellent” rating from the state and recognition by the Education Oversight Committee as a Palmetto Gold or Silver Award winner for eight consecutive years, Daniel Island School provides high-quality public education for students living on Daniel Island.
Once students graduate from Daniel Island School, they move onto Hanahan High School, which serves a diverse population of students coming from the Huger, Wando, Cainhoy, Daniel Island and Hanahan communities.
Students at Hanahan High School have access to a variety of advanced placement, honors, dual credit, and career and technical education courses as well as programs like band, chorus and JROTC. Career and technology education students have the opportunity to earn certifications in Microsoft Office and Adobe software applications; students earned 88 certifications in the 2015-16 school year.
The Hanahan Hawks participate in several athletic endeavors, including track and field, volleyball, football, cheerleading, cross country, basketball, golf, softball and tennis.
For families looking for private school options, Bishop England High School is located on Daniel Island. With a long history in the Charleston area, Bishop England moved to a new campus on Daniel Island in 1998. The accredited school has an average class size of 22, and 98 percent of students go on to attend two- and four-year institutions.
The school promotes the spiritual, intellectual and physical growth of its students through academics, a host of clubs from archery and chess to National Honor Society and robotics as well as an athletics program that includes baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, golf, ice hockey, sailing, swimming and tennis.
Parents looking for pre-school options on Daniel Island can choose from:
- Daniel Island Academy – Preschool classes for children 12 months through pre-kindergarten with full and half-day options. The facility – constructed using sustainable materials and green building techniques, has two playgrounds and an outdoor classroom with gardens and musical instruments.
- Providence Baptist Church Preschool – Christian-based early childhood program serving ages 9 months to pre-kindergarten with a morning program.
- Holy Cross Island School – A faith-based program at the Church of the Holy Cross offering two- and three-day options for ages 1 to 4.