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Our MissionSumter STEAM Charter works to provide all students with equal access to a world-class PK-12 education in an academically rigorous & student-centered learning environment, creating graduates who will be thoughtful and engaged citizens prepared to take on the leadership challenges of the 21st century.

A school of inquiry, innovation and impact!

Amazing things happen when potential meets opportunity.

A tuition-free public charter school in Sumter, SC proposed to open in the Fall of 2021, Sumter STEAM Charter is an open doorway to new ways of learning, teaching, and thinking with a clear goal in mind … to graduate our scholars with a clear purpose!

We are excited to serve the young scholars of Sumter County, South Carolina, and the surrounding region, beginning with kindergarten and first grade enrolling a combined total of 144 scholars. In year two, we will add pre-kindergarten and second grade. Thereafter, we will add a new grade every year until we have a fully inclusive academic community, complete four personalized learning academies – primary (PK-2), elementary (3-5), junior (6-8), and senior (9-12).  

The Sumter STEAM Charter School anticipates a total of 976 scholars with three classes per grade and 24 scholars per class with two teachers in all primary academy classes.

Children do best in a tight-knit, safe and welcoming community where everyone knows their names, and everyone is a team. Our teachers and leaders strive for every child to realize their full potential in our classrooms and beyond. 

At Sumter STEAM Charter, our doors are open to prove what is possible when potential meets opportunity. 

Come on inside. 

Tuition Free Public Charter School 

Social-Emotional Learning Focus

Personalized Learning Academies

Extended School Day & Extended School Year

“Education is the most powerful weapon

which you can use to change the world.” 
– Nelson Mandela 

“We must open the doors of opportunity.

But we must equip our people to walk

through those doors.” – Lyndon Johnson 

If approved, doors will open July 20, 2021.

Latest News


Scholar Enrollment Interest Form

November 30, 2019

As part of the charter application process, the Founding Committee seeks to collect information from parents who are potentially interested in enrolling their child(ren) in the proposed STEAM Charter School in the Fall of 2021. Complete an enrollment interest form here.

Community Needs Assessment Survey for the Proposed Charter School in Sumter

October 15, 2019

As part of the charter application process, the Founding Committee seeks to engage the community in a needs assessment and collect general feedback regarding interest and support in the proposed public charter school. All feedback received will be reviewed by the Founding Committee and used in the core design of the proposed charter school.

Participation in this survey is voluntary and does not commit you to any action. Responses will be kept confidential. The Founding Committee may, however, follow up with identified stakeholders for further involvement.

Any member of the community - individual, organization, or business - is welcome and encouraged to complete this survey. If you have further questions, please reach out to the founding committee via email (sumtersteamcharterschool@gmail.com).


“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character      – that is the goal of true education.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


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100 N. Main St., Sumter, SC 29150


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