SOA Foundation Update 2023

Our Unique School Community

Anyone who visits School of the Arts or experiences an event featuring SOA students immediately sees what a unique school environment we have. The school is an incredible blend of the arts, achievement and a caring student community. Our students and teachers are consistently recognized for their success on local, state and national stages

Academic and artistic achievement place SOA at the top of the state and nation, and our unique environment allows students to be creative, inquisitive, and bold as they explore the breadth and depth of their major. We enjoy watching our students grow and mature as they become well-rounded students earning scholarships and honors.

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Success at SOA

The success of our school can be attributed to three factors: students committed to acquiring the best education available, a dedicated faculty, administration, and staff who work long and hard to support student success, and parents who stand behind their student every day, every week, and every year.

The school partners with parents and the business community to maintain its excellent environment, and because of those partnerships, we are able to enhance our performance and learning spaces. Most recently we were able to purchase convertible benches for our Pegasus Garden that allow students to work and write on a flat surface or sit on a bench to hear a speaker or see a performance. One of our parents even assembled the benches saving us hundreds of dollars!

SOA's Wish List

We are fortunate to have a school community that seeks to meet all of our needs and many of our wishes! With funds generated through contributions to the Foundation this year we hope to accomplish the following:

  • Purchase shade sails for our Pegasus Garden to provide a sun block for those warm sunny days in the Lowcountry
  • Secure additional digital resources for our library
  • Provide professional development experiences for our faculty

We can fund these requests and increase the endowment if every family contributes - no gift is too small. If each family gives $25, we'll have $25,000! Please ask the company for which you work to donate; matching gifts from local companies are appreciated.

Donations can be made by sending the school a check payable to Friends of SOA or clicking below to contribute

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