East Point Academy is open to students from all ethnic backgrounds and previous knowledge of Mandarin is not required. We have limited openings.

Math, Science, Mandarin Language Arts, Fine Art, Chinese Movement are taught in Mandarin to provide an immersion experience. Students entering 5k are expected to have no prior knowledge of Mandarin.

East Point Academy will accept 4-*and 5-year-old Kindergarten**,  and first grade thru eighth grade this year. East Point Academy is a tuition free public school. However, 4k is a fee based program.

To apply for 5k, students must be at least 5 years old by 9/1/2017.

* 4 year-old pre-school is a fee based program. Fee for the day program (8:30 am – 3:00 pm) is $5500 per year for the 2017-2018 school year. To apply for 4k, students must be at least 4 years old by 9/1/2017.

As a state approved charter school, East Point Academy may accept students from any school district attendance zone in South Carolina.

Parents are expected to provide transportation. School hours are 8:15 AM to 3:45 PM for middle school students, 8:15 AM to 3:10 PM for elementary students,  and 8:30 AM to 2:45 PM for 4k, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM for 5k, and 8:30 to 3:10 PM for 1st grade at the Primary Campus.

Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:15 AM at the Elementary campus and 7:30 AM at the Primary Campus.  An After School Program is available until 6:00 PM.


East Point Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, 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 about Special Education, contact Lead Teacher for Special Education Services, Mrs. Lisa Smith, and for questions pertaining to Title IX contact Mr. Mark Bounds at East Point Academy 1401 Leaphart St, West Columbia, SC 29169.