The Cooper School

The Cooper School is a private, independent, non-sectarian school that values the participation of families from diverse backgrounds. The Cooper School offers an exceptional holistic education for children grades K-5.

Mission: The Cooper School supports the development of the whole child through an integrated curriculum that balances academic, physical, artistic, emotional, and spiritual endeavors. We provide an education that respects the unique qualities of each child and encourages a passion for learning throughout a lifetime. The Cooper School fosters the ability to think with clarity, to create with imagination, and to feel with compassion. Our learning community offers an opportunity for students to grow in their ability to know and nurture the self, understand and care for others and the environment, and to act with purpose, service, and social responsibility in the world.

The Cooper School

The Cooper School

We have a few spots left for our TCS Summer Camp! If your child has time this summer, this is a fun way to spend some time with friends.

Students enjoying a teacher experience outing to the South Carolina Aquarium this past weekend! What a treat!

4th Graders checked off their bucket list! 5th Grade, here we come!

Breakfast with the All Stars! 🤩 #carbingupforfieldday #wafflesandhasbrowns #wafflehouse

Congratulations grads! We are so proud of our 2019 graduating 5th Graders.

A victory tunnel to celebrate the 2019 graduates of The Cooper School.

Third Grade posed one last time this week for a class photo. We are so excited to see these change makers continue to grow and leave their mark! #ThirdGradeThursday #ThirdGradeROCKS

Last day to order your child's yearbook! Don't miss out on all the wonderful memories throughout the year. Call the office today! #memories #yearbook

First Graders interview Second Graders about how First grade will be different from Second Grade!

The Cooper School was excited to receive a note from our Pass It On Charity, Earthwatch. Students worked hard to create poetry for our annual publication and were happy to donate the proceeds to such a wonderful [email protected]

Only 2 days left to order your child's yearbook! Dont miss out, send an email to [email protected] today!

Fourth Graders creating wonderful scrapbooks to keep their memories and experiences! Go 4th Grade

Don't miss out on your child's Yearbook!
Order his or her very own by email to [email protected] (You can call the office with your credit card information or by check)
#joyfullearning #sneakpeek

Our second grade Head of School made a visit this week! @ Charleston, South Carolina

[05/24/19]   “The study was started in the 1960s, when cognitive skills and ability were seen as the be-all and end-all of a successful life. I think what this study showed is that, in many ways, cognitive abilities - doing well on a test - is actually not what drives your success in life. It's these noncognitive skills - conscientiousness, grit, resilience. These are the things that determine whether people are successful in life.”

— Shankar Vedantam, NPR's social science correspondent.

An interesting story on NPR today about the Perry Preschool Project. You can hear more by James Heckman on his podcast, The Hidden Brain

Third Graders celebrate the conclusion of our end of year testing with some laps around the playground and a victory tunnel!

Part of Second Grade’s Bird Study requires scholars to create a life like version of their bird in art!

Kindergarteners ❤️ playing with the Fifth Graders! Building relationships is so important at TCS

Fun times at the Riverdogs! @ Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park

What a day to watch baseball with TCS families and teachers!! #GoRiverdogs

4th Graders getting into the spirit of reading!! Go readers!

What a nice day for a book outside! @ Charleston, South Carolina

Another sneak peek at our 2018-19 yearbook. Order today! (Orders can be placed over email at [email protected] or by phone with a credit card, or simply use the form sent in your child's folder). #joyfullearning

Look what just arrived yesterday!... #yearbook #sneakpeek

Outside play is our favorite part of the day! ❤️

We enjoyed our second school visit! Today we got to talk with the principal and an American teacher. We sat down with the bilingual team of teachers to get some teacher perspectives. We also got to enjoy a hot lunch!

Our first school visit! The principal of the school graciously spent the whole morning with us. We got to go in classrooms and talk to students and teachers. We even got to enjoy school lunch!

The whole gang is here and ready for school tomorrow! #helsinki #finland @ Helsinki

We are Finland bound! We can’t wait to share what we learn! Thank you to everyone that made this possible!!

Grandparents shared a special morning with Kindergarteners today! 💕❤️

4th Graders celebrating Théo’s birthday and the final round of kayaking & SUP!

How many 4th and 5th graders can fit on this paddleboard?

Find a List – Children's Bookstore

Once again, we have searched and searched to find the very best in children's literature for your child's summer reading. These books represent Cooper School's strong preference for rich, well-crafted stories with robust vocabulary, splendid illustrations, and engaging plots. While I love the books on our list, the most important thing to me is that students are reading this summer. Please feel free to have your child choose from this list, or pick books that are meaningful to them. Research has demonstrated that choice makes a very important contribution to achievement in reading, so make sure to give your child a voice in choosing what they want to read. TCS students know how to make sure a book is "just right" for them!All elementary students benefit from having books read to them, and talking about the books they read. Enjoy reading as many books as you can with and to your children this summer!

Happy reading, Franci Find Someone's List List NameNameDate AddedSummer ReadingFranci BellMay 10, 2019Summer ReadingFranci BellMay 8, 2019/;pppppppppppppppppppppppppptyApril 29, 2019childaddy c.April 18, 2019What I wantCarson RiveraApril 16, 20196th GradeJehanne HaleApril 15, 2019Book I like to haveKat BernardApril 10, 2...

Third Grade has had a blast experimenting with water this week!

Second Grade Ornithologists are on the move searching for the native birds of South Carolina!

4th Graders enjoying numerous activities this week! Go class! We never stop learning.

First Graders are immersed in their Author Expert Study! Throughout the course of the next few weeks, students will have the opportunity to delve deeply into their author’s life and body of work.

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Third Graders couldn’t wait to get their hands on Fairy Tales this week for our new Reading unit!

Singing songs are not just reserved for choir class. Second Graders brought a song book to lunch break to sing together!

It’s a mad dash for 🥚 What a great way to wrap up our chick 🐥 unit!

Adventures at Legare Farms!!! @legarefarms

What an action packed week..Fourth Graders were on the case of our missing gecko and recited poems for our wonderful Poetry Muse presentation! Go 4th Grade!

Third Grade we’re thrilled to check out Charleston Stage’s Flat Stanley at the Dock Street Theater yesterday! @ Dock Street Theatre

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