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99 John McCarroll Way
Greenville, SC 29607

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November 14, 2014
This is review of just the Charles Towne Center. Sterling school is a combination of a regular school from K5 till 5th grade and gifted Charles Towne Center within it for the 3rd till 8th grade students. The school is constantly compared to Langston Charter school but the intake and roles are quite different. Langston takes all types of students via a lottery system (including those scoring B and C) and once in, pushes them with challenging class work. The ones below average sometimes catch up and sometimes don't and the problematic students gets shipped back to home school. Charles Towne avoids this by taking only the gifted students who score more than 98 percentile in the tests. So the high achievers suddenly find themselves ordinary and have to compete with the best of the best. My daughter has joined in 6th grade and finds the environment great. The teachers are excellent and so are the school counselors and the Principal Dr. Johnstone. There is a lot of homework, extracurricular activities and projects but what else does one expect from a school for the gifted. By the time they graduate from the 8th grade they will have no problems excelling in any high school.

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March 23, 2014
just bad teachers too much pressure on students in gifted side NO SPORTS TEAMS so stay away unless the closest thing you want to a jv football team is math counts

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October 18, 2010
Even though our child is an exceptional student, he never felt totally accepted at school until he came here. The teachers at this school do such a wonderful job of making every kid feel good about who they are and at encouraging them to achieve at their highest level. Dr. Johnstone is an outstanding principal who knows his students, teachers and even parents all by name, and supports them all in outstanding fashion. Thank you!

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October 17, 2010
We were in a great neighborhood school before my daughter came to Sterling, and i had no idea how much better a school could be. The most important person in a school is the principal, who in turn recruits and trains wonderful teachers. Sterling is a stellar example of this. I am so proud to be a part of such a fabulous organization.

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June 06, 2009
My daughter is learning so much at this school! She does interdisciplinary projects, high-level math, and takes excellent field trips. She is involved in several extracurricular activities, including the ARMES (drama) program, which has helped her 'come out of her shell.' The teachers are caring, and spend extra time to make their classrooms inviting places to learn.

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May 27, 2009
Principal, staff, facility, activities, opportunities to volunteer, openness to new ideas/approaches - all top notch!

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September 28, 2008
Amazing!!!! I am truly proud to be a part of. An exciting opportunity for Greenville to make a mark on the map. In the box information can be presented and accepted by children out of the box. Children are eager to learn, discipline a thing of the past. Hope to have it remain the same. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to choose.

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June 25, 2007
This 'special center' is the best thing that ever happened to our child. He was doing very well in his previous schhol but never, ever had tostudy, bring home his books or really try very hard. The school was great, no problems there, but he needed so much more inthe way of challenges. When we received the invitation, we toured the school, met with the teachers, the principal and other parents. What an exceptional program! The teachers are absolutely outstanding and the principal, David Johnstone, is simply, fabulous! I couldn't ask for anything better!

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Sterling School
99 John McCarroll Way, Greenville, SC  29607
(864) 355-4480
Last modified Sterling School is a Public school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sterling School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews. Top