Why BA?


Dear Future BA Family,

Thank you for your interest in Beaufort Academy! We understand that selecting the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make for them. We are delighted that you are considering Beaufort Academy.

For more than 55 years, Beaufort Academy has been providing a rigorous, college preparatory education while focusing on the individual child. We believe our core values of Intellect, Integrity, Leadership, Respect, and Pride are imperative for our students in forming a strong foundation for success. Our hallmark small class size gives our teachers the ability to really understand each student and tailor their learning experience.

I encourage you to come experience Beaufort Academy firsthand by touring our campus. Please contact our Admissions Office for more information or to schedule your visit. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you in making the best decision for your child and family.

Lisa Gallagher
Director of Admissions

(843) 524-3393 ext. 246

BA offers an intimate campus environment with a strong history of working with the whole child to prepare each student for college and for life. A wonderful feeling of warmth and personal connection makes the experience of learning and life at BA second to none. Our emphasis on the school core values: Intellect, Integrity, Leadership, Respect, and Pride give our students a solid foundation to carry with them into the future.

The school focuses on small class sizes and individual attention. Students have the opportunity to achieve leadership positions in athletics and other extracurricular activities. Our teachers know all of our students which make the transition from grade to grade or Lower to Upper School seamless and comfortable. Please come visit our beautiful campus and see our exceptional learning environment in person.

Read more about the benefits of choosing an independent school here.

  • The Girls Volleyball Team won the state title in 2019 and 2023
  • The Girls Soccer Team won the state title in 2023
  • The Girls Basketball Team won the state title in 2020
  • Completed renovations on our Gym and Rentz Family Student Center in 2018
  • The Football Team won their first ever state title in 2018
  • The Girls Tennis Team won the state title in 2018 & 2019
  • The Boys Golf Team won the state title in 2018 & 2019
  • Hosted the Mobile Science Lab from Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Added a Speech and Debate & Mock Trial Program
  • Lower school art classes created a butterfly out of recycled materials for the Port Royal Sound Foundation art contest
  • Hosted a CAPA sock drive
  • National Honor Society students created and sent Christmas cards to overseas soldiers
  • Installed Ryan Kits in each classroom and trained all staff member was trained on how to use them and a tourniquet in case of emergency
  • The Middle School Cross Country team won 1st place in the Lowcountry at the Championship Meet
  • 10 students represented Beaufort Academy at the SCISA Middle School Math Meet
  • Our Interact club sponsored a Fairy Book Garden at the Habersham Harvest Festival
  • Hosted College Application Day and College Acceptance Decision Day
  • Created and implemented the South Carolina Leadership initiative designed to create a sustaining a relationship between Beaufort Academy and corporations throughout the state



“Beaufort Academy was the ideal school for me because it allowed me to learn how to study, interact with teachers, ask for help, and get the one on one attention that I needed. While the academics challenged me, I learned how to balance after school activities, such as sports, and hold leadership positions.  These skills enabled me to excel in college. I was able to thrive in a new setting.“
-Laura Roddey, BA Alum ‘13

“Our son has attended Beaufort Academy for the past 11 years because he has thrived in BA’s unique environment.  Smaller classes mean not only more individualized attention, but also deeper personal relationships between teachers and students.  His teachers know him well – how he learns, what challenges him, and what will enable him to be successful.  Furthermore, through a wide variety of special programs, events and extracurricular activities, BA provides him numerous opportunities to learn and implement important life skills, including responsibility, leadership, and integrity.  It is obvious to us Beaufort Academy is focused on the health of the whole child and ensuring they are well prepared, not only for college, but for all life offers.  We continue to choose BA for our son because it enables him to achieve his fullest potential.”
-Jack and Courtney Worrell, BA Parents


“As a parent of three children attending Beaufort Academy, I could not be happier with the level of education they are receiving. All three are drastically different in their learning style, artistic talent, and athletic ability.  My oldest has been able to thrive in a variety of leadership roles ranging from the myriad of sports she plays, to representing her school as an ambassador.  My son has also been able to thrive in an environment that is welcoming and reassuring, while teaching the critical thinking skills that are necessary to succeed in college and beyond.  All three of my children are thriving and taking full advantage of a school that focuses on demanding scholastic and athletic programs, respect for others and leadership opportunities that will serve as their compass through life.“
-Scott & Katie Huebel, BA Parents


"BA has been a game changer for my son and the best last-minute, leap of faith decision I’ve ever made.  Different children need different things to succeed.  This school and the staff think outside of the box when it comes to your child’s needs.  Teaching, problem-solving, discipline (yes, he has needed some of that) is molded specifically for that child.  I love the freedom that a small school has to cater to the individual student and family.  From day one, we have felt welcome and cared for by the Teachers, Administrative and Support Staff, PTO, Coaches, and Parents.  I can’t say enough great things about this school and why we are so proud to be a part of the BA family!"
-Sheila Peeples, BA Parent


"From the moment our family walked on to the Beaufort Academy campus we knew we were home, we had found the school for our family.  With all the moves my children had made with being a military family we needed a school that would value their past academic achievements and honor them in a safe and encouraging environment.  Not only did they work with our children on an individual academic basis but they also continued to strengthen and build on their strong academic foundation from which they came. BA made the transition of moving to a new school seamless and effortless and we are forever grateful.  Not only are we a part of the BA family but our transition to life in Beaufort has been wonderful and that is all in part to our family at BA.  The academic excellence we demand for our family is clearly delivered every day at BA and we know our children will succeed in their academic pursuits from their experience and education they are receiving from BA."
-Colonel R. D. and Mary James Cooper, BA Parents