School Type: Founded in 1964, Thomas Sumter Academy is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.
Accreditations and Memberships: South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA), AdcancED (SACS), School Scholarship Services, Association of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, The College Board, Advanced SCISA, National Honor Society, and the National Junior Honor Society.
Enrollment: Our current enrollment is 412 students. The Class of 2017 includes 44 students.
Campuses: The main campus is located in Dalzell, SC. The main campus is a collective of historical facilities creating a campus environment of engaged learning. This campus is located in a rural triangle created by Sumter, SC, Camden, SC, and Shaw Air Force Base.
In August of 2016 a satellite campus was opened in East Columbia, SC.
Mission Statement: The mission of Thomas Sumter Academy is to develop, in a safe and Christian environment, well-rounded individuals who are fully prepared for college and life.
Student Body: The student population at Thomas Sumter Academy is diverse, representing a variety of ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Admissions: Admission to the school is based on a collective review of an applicant’s academic record, standardized test scores, personal interview, teacher recommendations, and entrance test score. All students seeking a college preparatory program are encouraged to apply.
Athletics: Students have options to participate in football, archery, tennis, soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, golf, track and field, cross-country, softball, sporting clays, bowling, equestrian, and volleyball.
Fine Arts: Students have options to participate in dance, choral, and drama programs, including stage productions. Students also have options in visual arts.
Honor Rolls: Thomas Sumter Academy has two honor roll distinctions based on the student’s grades.
Headmaster’s Honors: All As
Faculty Honors: All As and Bs
College Attendance and Scholarships: All graduates in the Class of 2014 were accepted to college.
Students in the Class of 2015 were accepted to the following schools:
Central Carolina Technical College, Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, Florence Darlington Technical College, Francis Marion University, Furman University, Johnson and Wales University, King's College, Methodist University, Troy University, United States Air Force Academy, United States Naval Academy, University of Alabama, University of Nebraska at Kearney, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, University of South Carolina, University of South Carolina at Sumter, Winthrop University
Dual Enrollment Classes: Dual enrollment classes offered through Central Carolina Technical College for the 2014-2015 school year include English 101, English 102, Math 111, Calculus 141, History 202, Philosophy 101, Psychology, and Sociology.
Graduation Requirements: The minimum program of study leading to graduation includes 24 credits for a diploma to be awarded.
Foreign Language 3
Mathematics 4 must include Algebra 1 and 2, and Geometry
Science (with lab) 3 must include Biology and Chemistry
Social Science 3 must include American History, Government, and Economics