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East Point Academy: A Public Charter school

South Carolina’s premiere Chinese immersion elementary school.  A USC Confucius Institute partner.

The State’s Best Public Charter School

Columbia’s Best Private of Charter School

South Carolina Charter School of Distinction

Named in #3 South Carolina Charter School on Niche.com

South Carolina Palmetto Gold School

East Point Academy is a tuition free, Mandarin immersion, public charter school that is part of the state’s public school system but is classified as a charter school because it is allowed to set critical achievement standards above existing public schools. In 2011, we started with approximately 80 students and have been constantly growing each year. We now have 650 students, from 4K to 8th grade.

Personalized learning through small classes, bilingual language instruction in English and Chinese by certified teachers, civic engagement, cultural and social awareness activities and parental involvement gives East Point Students students the personal attention and extra help they need to succeed in the classroom and life. All students benefit from a rigorous, innovative and student-centered curriculum.

The mission of East Point Academy is to prepare students for academic and personal success through proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese, math, science and social studies while learning in an atmosphere that promotes cultural sharing and understanding.

Nondiscrimination Statement

East Point Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, immigrant status, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions pertaining to Section 504 or Special education, contact Ms. Cynthia Prince (cprince@eastpointsc.org ) and for questions pertaining to Title IX contact Mr. Bounds (mbounds@eastpointsc.org) at the East Point Academy elementary and middle school campus,  1401 Leaphart St. West Columbia, SC 29169 or at the primary campus 1340 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29033.