• What is a charter school? 

    Charter schools are public, tuition-free schools that are open to all students. Often operated independently from the traditional school district, charter schools provide high-quality instruction from teachers who have the autonomy to design a classroom that fits their students’ needs. They are led by dynamic principals who have the flexibility to create a school culture that fosters student performance and parent satisfaction.

  • When will the school open?

    If approved, Thornwell Charter School will open during the Fall of 2019.

  • I’d like to know more.  What is my next step?

    Simply fill out our enrollment form, and someone will contact you to personally answer your questions.

  • Is my child eligible?

    Any student who lives in South Carolina is eligible.  Although located within the Laurens County School District 56 attendance area, Thornwell Charter School will serve students from other districts and may provide a plan for commuting students to live on campus during the week.

  • What are the class sizes?

    Class sizes will be no more than 20-25 students in each GRADE LEVEL.  So, class sizes will be small.

  • What kinds of extracurricular activities will be available?

    Thornwell Charter School will be located on Thornwell’s 350-plus-acre campus and farm in Clinton, SC, with multiple buildings including a school building with eighteen classrooms, a performing arts center, a gymnasium, an athletic center, athletic fields, dining hall, and swimming pool.  Extracurricular programs including the arts and athletics will be offered.