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PK-8
Private
Mount Pleasant, SC
Students enrolled: 600
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1183 Russell Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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(843) 884-4721
(843) 971-7850
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May 17, 2014
Our children have attended COK for 3 years now. I could not be happier. The administration handles situations promptly and carefully regarding our Catholic values. The teachers show an immense love for their job and our children. I have found there is not a perfect school but COK for our family has been the right choice and have never regretted leaving public school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2014
This school once had a waiting list to attend, but the staff settles on their choices for teachers. My son's computer class was learning how to build chairs out of paper rolls instead of coding or programming. Spanish is given in the 1st-8th grades and the students are unable to speak Spanish upon exiting the school. Most middle school teachers should be replaced, great elementary teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2014
There is no place I would rather have my three children educated than a place full of heart, wisdom and the desire to evolve into something greater than the day before. No person, place or thing is perfect, but a perfect light from above shines on this school guiding it's way. I believe not only are my children getting the best education possible, but are also learning how to develop their unique gifts and talents in order to make a difference in this world. Each child matters at COKSM!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2014
We transferred our two daughters (2nd and 4th grade) to Christ Our King-Stella Maris School this year and couldn't be happier! Our girls had a smooth transition and were welcomed into the school by both faculty and students. The administrative staff is also helpful and welcoming. All of the teachers have been fabulous and we have found it to be an extremely positive learning environment. The teachers really care about their students, are responsive to questions, and are dedicated to the school. Our children have felt very comfortable in the smaller classes and are thriving here. So far, we have had an outstanding experience and are so happy that our children attend school here.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
Christ Our King - Stella Maris is a Blue Ribbon winning, IB Catholic School. I love the size of the school (not too big, not too small), it's emphasis on academic excellence, personal responsibility, involved parents, dynamic teaching & administrative staff all in a generally caring, compassionate environment. My only complaint was that the teachers, while excellent at identifying children with minor learning differences, have not been trained to work with these children. I've learned some early childhood teachers will be attending a summer education series on learning to teach using a multi-sensory learning approach. LOVE IT! Private schools are NOT one size fits all & this is no exception, but for us it's been a great fit for our daughter.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2013
Christ Our King Stella Maris is a wonderful place. We have two children who have been enrolled since the 4K program. The teachers are exceptional people who go out of their way to show love and wisdom to our kids. Both of them have loved their teachers every year and we have been very blessed to say, we've had nothing short of an amazing experience. The staff is kind and helpful. The nurse is wonderful. I couldn't be happier. My children feel loved and cherished by their teachers but they know that they aren't going to get away with much either! They are above average for grade level and we are pleased with their progress. They are growing up with good friends and we've made some as well. Overall, we couldn't be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2013
We have four children attending COK-SM. They all attended the 4K program and are now in 1st, 3rd and 5th. We are extremely pleased with the teachers, staff, President & Principal. We love the small class sizes as well as the community feel of the school. We feel very lucky to be able to send our children to COK-SM.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
We love COKSM. Our daughter is thriving in this environment. We love the combination of church and school and the teachers provide comfort and confidence to our child. She feels loved and special everyday. The only thing I wish the school would improve on is the amount of candy and junk food they administer to the students. We would love to see some healthier options for rewards and special celebrations.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
We are non-Catholics and have been at Christ Our King School for 8 years. Both of our girls have loved coming to school since the beginning. Our entire family has established wonderful friendships here. The class sizes are small enough to allow for effective teaching but big enough that the children can make new friends each year as the classes are rotated. We love the challenging curriculum of the middle school IB program which is providing a well rounded experience for our middle schooler. While I think studying from e-textbooks is difficult, I think that the Ipad program is allowing the 5th thru 8th graders amazing opportunities to utilize a wide variety of apps to improve their knowledge and skill base. Now that the school has adopted the President-Principal model the changes have been amazing. We love the focus on education, leadership, character, sportsmanship and doing for others that is incorporated seemlessly into daily life at school. The one aspect I feel is lacking at Christ Our King is an option for the more advanced elementary aged children to stay challenged through a Talented and Gifted program or the ability to learn advanced material within the classroom.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
We could not be happier! We have three children that attend Christ Our King Stella Maris, and can truly say they are receiving a wonderful well-rounded education. The community of parents is amazing. We have similar values and it shows through when you see how the children behave and how they treat one another. We have had a first year teacher and we have had a teacher who has been there for over 30 years, and they were both wonderfully qualified, devoted to their students and in touch with current standards of education. Our children are eager to go to school everyday, they love their school community and so do we.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
I attended Christ Our King-Stella Maris school for 7 years and then returned after receiving my graduate degree as a teacher. It has been a great honor to be a part of the COKSM family as both a student and as a faculty member. The school has been a major inspiration for me throughout my life. It is where I developed a strong Catholic identity, received an excellent education, and met many life-long friends (several of which now work with me at the school). Today the school is even better than ever! We have the most beautiful campus in the Lowcountry,. We have a talented and well-trained staff. We are on the cutting edge of technology with iPads, Lego Robotics, Technology Clubs, and more. We consistently receive top honors academically and athletically. We provide students with a solid Catholic foundation with weekly mass attendance, preparation for the sacraments, charitable works, and service hours. We have the best community of parents, parishioners, and alumni of any school I have ever seen. Christ Our King-Stella Maris is truly something special and I highly recommend that everyone, Catholic or not, experience what it has to offer. It is a truly wonderful school!

- submitted by a teacher
October 10, 2013
My eldest child graduated from this school and was very prepared for a rigorous high school curriculum. My two youngest children are still attending the school and have been very happy and very challenged academically. The school offers a wonderful foundation of christian beliefs and is welcoming to children of all faiths. I highly recommend anyone to consider this school as an alternative. If you looked at it in the past, come look at it again, it is a "new school".

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
I have 2 sons (1st and 3rd grade) and we have been so happy with Christ Our King-Stella Maris for them. Only having 3 to 4 classes per grade keeps it focused and a family type atmosphere. My boys have improved tremendously not only in academics but in behavior as well.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2013
My daughter has been attending COK since kindergarten and is now in the 7th grade. She has been very happy. Parents are very involved and I have been pleased with the President/Principal model.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2013
Our children have been students at COK-SM for 4 years. We are very happy with the education and Christian environment that has been provided. The family involvement is high. The academics are top-notch, and the ipad program really puts the school ahead of others , providing the kids with computer-experience they will need for the electronic world we are live in.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2013
My children love the "small" atmosphere at COK-SM-- enough kids to have several classes for each grade--and they love knowing who everyone is...the 4K program has fantastic and warm loving teachers. Both of my kids look forward to going to school every single day at COK-SM and we have found the school to be very enriching and rewarding for our entire family,

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
Two of our children transferred from good public schools this year, primarily because we wanted a smaller school environment for our son. COK-SM has exceeded our expectations. Great, caring teachers, stellar curriculum, and supportive student community. Our children feel part of a wonderful community. Good extra curricular activities too. We are supporters of public school education, however for our son, it wasn't the best fit. We are so thankful to have made the change...even though it has been an adjustment in the short term.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2013
We are so proud to send our daughters to COK-SM. They nurture, support and push our girls to achieve their fullest potential. The Catholic values that we teach at home are reinforced at school. The teachers and administration are always available at any given time. We are so thankful to have institution as out neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
COKSM is a wonderful, academically strong, Christian based and family oriented school. I am so proud to have my daughter complete her 4th year at the school. The teachers are great and I feel the students are learning so much more than they would in the local public school system. The leadership is strong and parents are actively involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
Christ Our King - Stella Maris School is an exemplary catholic school, committed to it's students - teaching them both academics and christian values. Parents can rest assured that their children are receiving individualized instruction, spiritual development, and an awareness of the community and world around them. The teachers are top-notch, caring, and dedicated to the students, not just for one year, but for their entire COKSM journey. There is ample opportunity for parents to be involved, volunteering in the classroom or for school fundraisers.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Christ Our King provides a wonderful Catholic education. The curriculum is challenging and the teachers do a great job including the fundamental aspects of Catholicism in their teaching.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
COK-SM school has been wonderful for my children. They have been there since preschool and are in middle school now. The teachers and staff are so friendly and helpful. There are many after school activities and sports available for the students to try. Parents are very involved; teachers are always willing to speak with parents who have questions or concerns. The iPad program for 5th-8th grade is helping students learn by staying up to date with technology and they will definitely benefit in high school and beyond from what (and how) they are learning now. The school is very welcoming and feels like family; it will be hard to say goodbye after 8th grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
Outstanding teachers provide our children with an amazing academic experience but always keep our Catholic faith at the forefront of learning and teaching them how to be respectful, faithful and kind individuals. The parent community is supportive and encourages involvement. The small size helps the children feel comfortable and safe.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2013
COK-SM has been a great experience for our 3 children. They have found a caring and catholic environment together with high academic standards. The school is moving in a great direction with the integration of the IB and iPad programs.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
COKSM is a wonderful school that provides an exceptional academic and Catholic education. We love the enthusiasm the teachers display in the classroom and the staff is so kind and helpful. The small classroom size gives each and every student the personal attention they need to learn, grow, and develop. Lastly, the iPad program the school implemented separates this school from the rest! It is amazing to see what the students can do and what they are learning with those devices. Our children started COKSM school when they were in 4K, we are still very happy after 7 great years, and look forward to more years to come.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2013
My husband and I have found that the strong emphasis on academics, in addition to the school's small size, provides an outstanding experience for our three children. The International Baccalaureate program has helped my middle schooler develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills he needs to participate effectively in today's world. It also has a wonderful HSA, which allows parents to contribute to the school in many different ways.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
My 2 children, my husband and all his siblings graduated from this school. Great then, great now. Excellent staff, faculty, and administration. If you want Catholic based education and excellent academic program this school is for you.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2010
The middle school has established a rigorous curriculum that is christian based. I have had 2 children go through the school. Both are doing exceptionally well in high school. I still have one child there and I am happy. Parent involvement is welcomed. The school community is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2010
After years (6 total) patiently hoping for changes at COK-SM, we finally withdrew our 3 children. Not only did I discover they were (on average) 1-2 years behind the public school academics, they have found a vastly more christian atmosphere outside this catholic school. We still beat ourselves up over wasting more than 50k over those years they were enrolled in COK-SM. The school is run more by teachers, many of whom are still trapped in the educational methods they used 25 years ago. My children went from dreading another school day, to loving the learning process in the public system. Save your money!!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
My 5k son had a horrible experience at this school. I would not recommend this school to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
I currently have 1 child in middle school. He has made some great friends and is on the honor roll. I have 2 other children that have graduated from COK-SM - both have done well in Honors courses at the Catholic high school. No school is perfect, but information on courses, grades, homework and conduct is available to any parent that takes the time to go to the web-site and look it up.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
We have moved quite a bit and this is the third Catholic school our girls have been enrolled in. I have been extremely unhappy with this school and would not recommend it. The leadership of the church is horrendous and not child-friendly and the principal/vice principal have no authority whatsoever. Our middle school child had problems with being bullied, and nothing was done. As a 13 year Catholic alum, I was appalled at what types of behavior were allowed to continue. We had to pull our oldest out and put her in public school. Needs a major overhaul in leadership and the priest has been their entirely too long and needs to go!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2010
deffinitly shows christ in this school and has lots of educational programs and it has a club every single day and i love it

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2004
As a point of reference, our children are well behaved honor roll students. This school has many problems. It was a very negative experience. We would not recommend the school. July 2004

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My children received an excellent education at this fine school. It prepared them well for a rigorous high school curriculum and they are now doing well in university studies

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2003
There is a high turnover rate of teachers in middle school. Teachers/students/parents do not know from year to year what they will face upon return to the new school year. Consistency from year to year is important for middle school students. There is also a lot of inconsistency from one year to next in discipline structure which shows a lack of administrative support/leadership.

- submitted by a community member
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We are an International Baccalaureate World School, a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and fully accredited through Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. "Our vision is to provide an outstanding 21st century Catholic education and to inspire the whole child by promoting an educational philosophy characterized by charity, respect, and outreach to all people on this earth."

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Christ Our King-Stella Maris School
1183 Russell Dr, Mount Pleasant, SC  29464
(843) 884-4721
Last modified Christ Our King-Stella Maris School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Christ Our King-Stella Maris School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top