A World-Class Education
Every child deserves the opportunity to succeed.
- More Class Time
- Excellent Academics
- Social and Emotional Development
- Physical Health
School and Family Partnership
Our students have strong advocates for their success in our teachers and faculty. We also recognize the crucial importance parents and caregivers have in a child’s education. Our families play a vital and active role in the educational experience at MSA.
Who Can Become An Owl?
Age & Grade
We serve students Preschool (ages 3 and 4) through 5th grade. Students must be the appropriate age by September 1st for each grade.
Families who qualify for Free or Reduced Rate Lunch are given preference; however, all families should apply. We have an economically diverse community.
School Zone & Residence
Students from all over are invited to apply as long as the family is able to provide transportation. Additionally, students zoned to attend schools that are rated At Risk, Failing, or Below Average by the South Carolina Department of Education are given preference; however, others may apply. To check the rating of your public school online, go to ed.sc.gov/data/report-cards/.
What is the Cost?
Cost of Tuition
Families who qualify for Free or Reduced Rate Lunch pay approximately $2 per day ($400 per year) tuition. Families who do not qualify for Free or Reduced Rate Lunch pay additional tuition based upon their income level.
For more information, go to Tuition and Fees.
Our optional Extended Day Program costs approximately $1 per day ($200 per year) in addition to the regular tuition.
Our students wear uniforms to foster an optimal learning environment. Each family receives an annual credit towards uniform purchases.
How Do I Apply?
Learn more about our school and what makes us different.Ask Us a Question
Complete the Online Application
The online application usually takes 30 minutes. Be prepared with your child’s:
- long-form birth certificate,
- proof of residency,
- tax returns, and
- records request form.
School Visit for Selected Applicants
Families will tour the school and spend time learning about our community from Principal Dirk Bedford.The child will also complete an assessment. These tours will be scheduled by the Admissions Team once you complete all steps of the application.
Partnership Meeting for Selected Applicants
Families will be able to learn more about our education program and share your reasons for seeking enrollment at MSA. We will also discuss the child’s curriculum, interests, special needs, and expectations for student life.
Dates & Deadlines
- February 1, 2019
School Visit Dates
- January 8, 2019
- January 9, 2019
- February 14, 2019
- March 21, 2019
Each child’s file is reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
All discussions regarding applications are held in strict confidence. Admission decisions consider the child’s potential for success in MSA’s program. Families will be notified in writing of the Admission Committee’s decision. Reasons for the decision will be kept confidential within the committee, and the decision of the Admission Committee is final.
Meeting Street Academy admits children of any race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin, and guarantees all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.