Partnering with Parents   ~  Discipling Children
To Influence their Generation

      James Island Christian School provides an opportunity for academic excellence within a Christ-centered environment that compliments the teaching of the home and the church.  We believe that the ultimate responsibility for the education of a child rests with the parent.  Therefore, there must be a partnership between parent and school, each supporting and reinforcing the other.  At James Island Christian School, we provide for the education of the whole child: spiritually, mentally, socially, and physically.  The truth, as revealed in God’s Word, is the foundation for all subject matter.  We believe that the Bible states moral absolutes; therefore, affirming our opposition to moral relativism, situational ethics, and values clarification.

“In Christ are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.”  Colossians 2:3

mission statement

 To save, train, equip, and educate for service to Christ

 1.                   To glorify God as revealed through His son Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior

 2.                   To teach all subject matter from a Bible based perspective

 3.                   To teach for mastery and excellence in all subject areas

 4.                   To teach and develop Christian principles that will be adopted as a way of thinking, acting, and living

 5.                   To encourage each student to recognize his God-given talents

 6.                   To challenge each student academically in order to ensure development to his full potential

 7.                   To instill in each student love and honor for home and family

 8.                   To prepare each student for leadership in the community

 9.                   To teach cooperation, respect for authority, and responsibility for words, actions, and choices

 10.                To teach each student to manifest the fruit of the Spirit


History of James Island Christian School

James Island Christian School is a testimony of the faithfulness of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  It began as a vision to meet a need.  The vision was of a private Christian school of academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, where the truth, as revealed in God’s Word, is the foundation for all subject matter. In 1994, after many months of prayer and planning, the foundation for James Island Christian School was laid.  The school building was designed to provide an excellent environment that is conducive to learning.  The course of study was chosen to incorporate the highest quality curriculum available.  The faculty and staff were selected in order to manifest spiritual leadership and to yield educational proficiency.

     James Island Christian School offers a well-balanced course of academic, as well as extra-curricular instruction.  During the first year, athletic and academic teams began to fill the trophy case as students were recognized for outstanding performance, both locally and statewide.  Standardized test scores are above the national average and athletic teams, win or lose, are recognized on and off the field for Christ-like behavior.

      In 1995, James Island Christian School received full accreditation through the South Carolina Independent School Association and received Advanced Accreditation in 2002.  We are also an active member of the Association of Christian Schools International. In 2014, JICS also became accredited through AdvancED in conjunction with SCISA.

     Our campus spans approximately six acres on beautiful James Island and encompasses a multi-complex including a well-equipped science lab, computer lab, media center, and gymnasium.