Corpus Christi Academy


A Note from the Head of School

Greetings and peace in Christ!

I hope you are having a fruitful Lent. While the Church is pausing for prayer and reflection during this liturgical season, plans for Corpus Christi Academy are continuing full steam ahead! Since the start of 2021, we have continued to establish partnerships with members of our community, and there have been some exciting developments for our classical, Catholic high school. Read on for more news.

In Christ,

Dr. Koopman, Head of School

Letter of Support from the Bishop

Bishop Guglielmone, of the Diocese of Charleston, recently drafted a letter of support for Corpus Christi Academy. He writes, “I am pleased and honored to offer my support to the efforts to establish a new Catholic education experience for high school students in Charleston, Corpus Christi Academy. The Corpus Christi Catholic Community, a parochial community of the Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter, has an evangelical mission to education young people in the classical tradition with a love for Jesus Christ and neighbor. This new school will enhance the mission of the Ordinariate Diocese to spread the Gospel through the education of children. . . Please assist and welcome this new venture to the educational landscape of our Church, city, and region.”

We are pleased and grateful to have the Diocese of Charleston’s support in our endeavors!

CCA Visioning Sessions

Corpus Christi Academy is partnering with Bernard Dumond, President & CEO of Development Innovations 360, as we are engaged in the School Vitality Process to help propel CCA forward. Bernard has decades of experience working with Catholic schools to help them thrive, and with his aid we have launched a Strategic Visioning process.

A key part of this process is a series of visioning sessions which cover 5 main vision areas: Catholic Identity, Academic Excellence, Operational Vitality, Communications, & Student Life. Our first three sessions were held at our future location in West Ashley on January 18th, February 9th, and February 22nd, with one more session coming up on March 15th. These sessions are attended by those in the community who care deeply about the mission of Corpus Christi Academy and are willing to secure its bright future.

Thank you to all those who are taken part so far. We appreciate your input, and we look forward to sharing our vision with the wider community!

CCA Summit

Thursday, April 22nd, 6pm

1662 Ingram Road

Charleston, SC

Mark your calendars for CCA’s Summit on April 22nd. This event, which will take place at our school location in West Ashley, is the capstone for our visioning sessions. Attendees are encouraged to offer final input for our Strategic Vision for CCA, followed by an open house where you can get to know other members of the CCA family. If you are interested in attending our Summit or would like to learn more about supporting Corpus Christi Academy, please email our Head of School, Dr. Koopman, at

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

New Logo

Corpus Christi Academy has a logo! This logo will appear on our promotional material for the school.

The red found in our school colors represents God’s love and the Feast of Corpus Christi. Light blue represents heavenly love, the pursuit of beauty, and our Holy Mother. The Canterbury cross hearkens back to our English patrimony.

Our name comes from Corpus Christi Catholic Church, in which the patrimony of Anglican liturgy and spirituality is preserved. Our name recognizes the importance of the true Body of Christ in all we do, including educating our children.

The Latin phrase “Quaecumque sunt vera,” is taken from Philippians 4:8. In English, the verse reads, “Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Revised Standard Version.

New Website

CCA’s new website is coming soon! Stay tuned for more details.

Dr. Nicole Koopman, Head of School

Fr. Patrick Allen, Rector