Palmetto Association of Independent Schools

The definitive voice of independent school education in South Carolina

why independent Schools?

Smaller is Better

On average, independent schools have smaller enrollments, smaller average class sizes, and lower student/teacher ratios than public schools.

College Preparation

Independent school students are more likely than public school students to complete a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

Making a Choice

Independent schools allow families to decide what they want and then find a school that has a mission, philosophy, values, and approach to teaching that meets those needs.

Contact Us

Palmer Ball, Executive Director
204 Mills Avenue
Spartanburg, SC 

 palmer.ball@sc-pais.org

864-266-8175

Twitter @PalmerBall

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