FAQs

  • What is different about charter schools?

    A charter school is a public school of choice. Charter schools receive funding the same way that traditional public schools do, yet they are free from many of the regulations that govern traditional public schools. Administrators at charter schools have more authority to make decisions about learning methodologies, curriculum, staff – essentially every aspect of the school. In exchange for greater autonomy, charter schools are subject to greater accountability. In other words, charter schools must prove that they are staying true to their mission, program, goals, and more. To learn more about charter schools, visit The National Charter School Resource Center.

  • Is there tuition to attend Spartanburg Preparatory School?

    No. Spartanburg Preparatory School is a public charter school, which means there is no tuition to attend. Attending is free, just like other public schools.

  • Why do you require uniforms?

    We require our K-8 students to wear uniforms to ensure that they focus less on outward appearances and more on character. We also hope to save parents money; uniforms are often less expensive than other types of children’s clothing.

  • What are the school hours?

    The school hours for SPS are as follows:

    • Kindergarten – 5th grade: School starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. 
    • 6th –10th grade: School starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.
  • How do I register my child(ren)?

    Register is usually completed through an online form. Registration begins in November. If we have more applicants than spaces available, a lottery is held in March. For complete information on registering for Spartanburg Prep, visit our enrollment page.

  • Do you offer after-school care?

    Yes, we have an after-school care program that begins at the end of the school day (2:30pm for K-5th, and 3 p.m. for 6th-10th grades). The program includes tutoring help and a physical activity. The cost is $50 per week and discounts are offered for multiple children.

  • Can I tour the school before applying?

    Tours are available every Wednesday that school is in session at 11:00am. Please call (864) 621-3882 and ask for Mrs. Hendrix-Crossley to be aded to the tour list. If you would like other opportunities to learn more, please attend one of our Open Houses. One will be held January 26 from 6pm - 7 pm and one on March 11 from 1pm - 2 pm.

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