Porter-Gaud School

Porter-Gaud School


Our heart ♥️ (and car) is full this morning! Thanks to Porter-Gaud School for your generous support of our Christmas Day Outreach! We are going to have some happy, excited kids when they receive these great gifts!
Today is our LAST holiday market of the season! This is your last chance to shop our curated must-have jewelry list in person before the holiday. We will be at the Porter-Gaud School's 2022 Holiday Market today and you won't want to miss it!

The festival includes performances by Porter-Gaud choirs, local vendors, food trucks, an abundance of holiday cheer, and a EVEN visit from Santa and his elves. The event is open to the general public, so bring your friends. Stop by our booth and pick a special gift for a loved one or yourself! 🎁 www.bbcoup.com
Tomorrow is the "The Holiday Festival on the Green" at
Porter-Gaud School! Come celebrate the holidays and get a jump on your shopping from local vendors and artisans. Painterly Home will be there from 10am - 2pm. See you there! 🎄www.painterlyhome.com
This evening, we had Joe Gladstein, senior Porter-Gaud School, job shadow and assist during the prep & launch an upper air observation. Here is more information on our upper air program: https://www.weather.gov/chs/upperair
WATCH: Highlights as Porter-Gaud School has their season come to an end with a loss in the semifinals to Hammond School

Excited to be engaged in this important work with Porter-Gaud School.
WATCH: Highlights as Porter-Gaud School pulls off a first round upset over Heathwood Hall

WATCH: Highlights as First Baptist School of Charleston, SC ends the regular season with a win over Porter-Gaud School


We have partnered with Porter-Gaud School and Ashley Hall to offer TWO weekend clinics for both new and returning players!

🔹 GRADES 4-8🔹
WHEN: Saturday 11/5, 10:00-12:00
WHERE: Porter-Gaud School

🔸 GRADES 1-3 🔸
WHEN: Saturday 11/19, 10:00-12:00
WHERE: Ashley Hall Sports Complex on Johns Island (3289 Plow Ground Road Johns Island, SC 29455)

🔗 Click the link below for more information and register today!


The regular season is almost over

Soak up all the action you can with the best plays from Week 9 of

North Charleston High School athletics Philip Simmons High School Fort Dorchester High School Summerville High School Goose Creek High School Gators Cane Bay High School Cobras Stratford High School (Goose Creek, South Carolina) Wando High School Lucy Beckham High School Oceanside Collegiate Academy Berkeley High School Academic Magnet High School Cross High School Trojans The Battling Bishops - Bishop England HS Athletics St. John's High School Porter-Gaud School
FINAL SCORE UPDATE: Cardinal Newman School - Columbia, SC claims the SCISA 4A State Championship, taking set 3 25-13 to claim straight set victory over Porter-Gaud School.
4A SCISA Athletics Volleyball Championship Update: Cardinal Newman School - Columbia, SC takes set 2 from Porter-Gaud School 25-15. Cardinals extend lead to 2-0.
Porter-Gaud vs Cardinal Newman ll South Carolina Volleyball State Championships
📹🔴 Watch Live : http://nfh5.showingevent.net/volleyball.php?live=SCHSL%20Volleyball%State%20Championships
Cyclones @ Cardinals
The Cardinal Newman (Columbia, SC) varsity volleyball team has a neutral playoff match vs. Porter-Gaud (Charleston, SC) today @ 7p.
Game Details: SCISA 4A State Championship

Porter-Gaud School
Cardinal Newman School - Columbia, SC

4A SCISA Athletics Volleyball Championship update from the Carolina Volleyball Center: Cardinal Newman School - Columbia, SC takes set 1 from Porter-Gaud School 25-11
From diamond-dripped necklaces to gleaming gemstone earrings, we've curated a must-have jewelry list that will help make gift-giving during the holiday season merry and bright. We are excited to announce we will be at Porter-Gaud School's 2022 Holiday Market on Saturday, December 10.

The Festival will include performances by Porter-Gaud choirs, local vendors, food trucks, an abundance of holiday cheer, and a visit from Santa and his elves. The event is open to the general public, so tell your friends. We hope you will stop by our booth and pick a special gift for a loved one or yourself! 🎁 https://bbcoup.com
🦪 Today, a few of our regular volunteers were joined by the Porter-Gaud School Oceanography class to bag oyster shell with South Carolina Department of Natural Resources‘s oyster team! Next year, these bags will be installed by SCDNR (& volunteers like us) along our coast to restore our oyster reefs! 🦪

We made 200 bags of oyster shell 💪, and when deployed, they’re estimated to filter up to 2.4 million gallons of water a day in our South Carolina waterways!

♻️ Don’t forget to recycle your oyster shell, so we can continue to enjoy our oysters next year!

Porter-Gaud is an Episcopal, coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school.

Operating as usual


Our Jewish Life students took to the Lower School and read Hanukkah stories to first and second grade classes ahead of the Festival of Lights.

This year, the celebration of Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 18 and runs through December 26.


During yesterday's Teaching for Black Lives (TBL) joint study group between Porter-Gaud and Ashley Hall, faculty discussed their teaching methods of the Reconstruction period and reflected on moments in Black history that are often overlooked; especially those that highlight Black excellence and joy.

The TBL groups are intended to promote an environment where all learners feel understood, valued, and known for who they are.


We are so grateful for our Porter-Gaud family coming together on . The power of collective giving creates exceptional experiences for each and every student. THANK YOU!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/08/2022

Last evening, our Computer Science juniors pitched their virtual reality applications during their Shark Tank exhibition.

Shark Tank is the culmination of a year long project where students present to judges from various industries providing a learning experience that goes beyond the classroom.


Come on out to The Green this Saturday from 10am - 2pm for the 2022 PGPA Holiday Festival! The outdoor market features over 30 unique vendors, performances from our school choirs, on-site food trucks, and pictures with Santa!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/06/2022

Last week, Porter-Gaud faculty and Upper School student leaders attended the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference (PoCC) and concurrent Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in San Antonio, Texas.

Students at SDLC focused on self-reflection and community building. Throughout the week, students participated in discussions with trained adult and peer facilitators centered around the conference theme of “Leveraging our Community to Preserve Our Humanity.”

Faculty members at PoCC worked through the topic of “Elevating our Worth, Our Agency, and Our Excellence.” The event provided Porter-Gaud faculty a space to learn, collaborate, and support one another as we continue to nurture a sense of belonging for the entire school community.

Our students and faculty were among 7,800 students and adults who attended the conferences from across the United States and 11 additional countries.


We invite you to join us this Saturday night at 7:00 for our annual Lessons and Carols service at the Church of Holy Communion.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 12/01/2022

MUSC Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Porter-Gaud parent Dr. Michael Field guest spoke to 6th grade science students ahead of their body systems project.

Dr. Field performed ultrasound and EKG imaging to show students the cardiovascular system and its function.


On , your generosity toward Porter-Gaud was amazing. The Jessie Ball duPont Fund also appreciates your support and will extend their $25,000 matching gift offer through midnight tonight.

To make a gift, visit www.portergaud.edu/give.


Our faculty is excited about !

They also know that our Cyclone families are important to the continued growth and evolution of Porter-Gaud. Visit www.portergaud.edu/give to make a donation today. Thanks to the Jessie Ball duPont Fund your gift will be matched up to $500.


Giving Tuesday 2:1 Match

On , the Jessie Ball duPont Fund is matching every donation 2:1 up to $500. This means that you can triple your gift today! Visit www.portergaud.edu/give to make your Giving Tuesday impact.


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Comment your support story below ⬇️


Wishing our Porter-Gaud family a happy and healthy Thanksgiving.

Porter-Gaud School 11/22/2022

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Double the gift, double the impact.

For , your gift will be matched up to $500 by the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. Gifts made between today and November 30 are eligible for the match. Visit www.portergaud.edu/give to make your impact today.

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2022 Coat Drive

In conjunction with The 20/20 Youth Organization, Porter-Gaud is accepting gently used or new coats, jackets, winter hats, and blankets for the 2022 Coat Drive. Boxes has been set up around campus for drop-off!


is just two weeks away and we are honored to be a part of an incredible $25,000 match funding opportunity with the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. All gifts between today and November 30, up to $500, will be matched! Visit www.portergaud.edu/give to double your impact today.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 11/11/2022

As part of a service project, Upper School students wrote notes and arranged bouquets of flowers that will be delivered to local veterans.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 11/08/2022

Expanding on their History studies, our 5th grade students performed interactive dramatizations to act out the daily life of people from different social classes in Ancient Egypt.


38 Porter-Gaud US students competed in mock trials and appeals court proceedings at this year's Youth in Government conference in Columbia.

The YIG program helps to create the next generation of good citizens through clarifying local, state and national governmental systems so students will know how to effect change within these systems.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 11/04/2022

In collaboration with Ashley Hall, our Teaching for Black Lives study group held their first in-person meeting last night.

Group participants engaged in multiple conversations around making space for students of color to express their thoughts and emotions in the classroom and through extracurriculars like arts and athletics.

The study groups are intended to promote an environment where all learners feel understood, valued, and known for who they are.

Porter-Gaud and Ashley Hall are the only schools in South Carolina that were selected as part of a national year-long grant coordinated by Rethinking Schools and Teaching for Change to form a study group and will meet several additional times throughout the school year.


A string quartet from the Charleston Symphony visited campus this afternoon for a live demonstration and needless to say our first graders enjoyed the performance!

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 11/02/2022

Check out these collaborative Beowulf timeline projects done by our US English students. The project was the culmination of the class's study on Beowulf and a pre-writing exercise for their upcoming paper.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 11/01/2022

Porter-Gaud grandparent and artist/gallery co-owner Laurie Meyer spoke with MS Art students about her work, style, and her gallery. She also did a live demonstration on value and color with an original painting designed specifically for the students.


“I look with envy now on the diversity of sports, academic, and community programs women can choose from at PG. We broke the ice.”

Dr. Kathy Heinsohn (’80) entered the 8th grade at Porter-Gaud with fifteen other girls. Though she was scared at first, they were warmly welcomed by their male classmates, and the group bonded as a whole and remain friends to this day.

The first girls were quickly recruited to athletics. “If you were tall, as I was, you were automatically recruited to play basketball on a JV girls team in 8th grade. I had never played before, many of us had not, but I became known as ‘Tree,’ the center for the Lady Cyclones.”

Dr. Heinsohn currently resides in Maryland and is a Ph.D. Entomologist with American Pest.


This weekend, you won't want to miss our US Performing Arts students starring in "An Evening of One Acts"! Saturday night's show will begin at 7pm and Sunday's start time is 3pm. Both shows will be in Gwynette Auditorium.

To purchase Fall Play tickets, visit http://portergaud.edu/showtickets.

Student artwork done by Eloise Van Alen ('25) and Price Chariker ('24).


Join us this evening at 7pm in the Wendell Center for our annual Founders' Day Concert and celebration of the arts at Porter-Gaud.

This year, our choirs will be celebrating women composers in recognition of PG's 50 Years of Women year-long recognition.

Photos from Porter-Gaud School's post 10/20/2022

We welcomed back to campus 9 Porter-Gaud alumnae who spoke with current freshman about their experiences at PG, their careers, and what to expect after graduation.

A huge thank you to Clare Behringer ('11), Dr. Ashley Ann Duckett (’93), Katie Kerns Geer (’02), Katherine Ham (’13), Kathleen Stelling Hodgson (‘99), Emily Blanton Kaufman (’97), Jean McDowell Martin (’01), Catherine Powers Scarlett (’00), and Julia Arana West. M.D. (’98)!


After a full day of competition, our US Academic Team took home the 2022 SCISA State Championship title yesterday in Columbia!

Congrats to William Berger, David Axon, Ethan Lehrman, Mika Salomone as well as co-faculty leaders Mrs. Downing and Mrs. Goehring.

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