Buist Academy for Advanced Studies

Buist Academy for Advanced Studies is an academic magnet school established in 1985. The school provides a rigorous curriculum emphasizing language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and foreign languages.

Operating as usual


A magical year at Buist Academy!

[04/29/20]   Join Officer Bradish today (4/29) on the City of Charleston Police Department's page for a live read aloud at 2:00.

postandcourier.com 04/20/2020

Bailey: Fourth-graders have a lesson to teach the people trashing Charleston

Congratulations, to 4th grade student Bianca Liu for being named one of the Keep Charleston Beautiful essay contest winners. Click the Post and Courier article for more information and to see what some of our 4th graders have to say about litter.

Don't forget, Earth Day is April 22.


postandcourier.com As it turns out, I’ve found an ally in Elizabeth Calhoun, a fourth-grader at Buist Academy: We have both had it with the litterers who are trashing our neighborhoods and

sites.google.com 04/14/2020

Buist Academy Knightly News

Click the link below for the Knightly News!

Don't forget to share Buist videos and the KMN show with your students. All videos can be found in the Knightly News.


sites.google.com As a result of Governor McMaster’s order related to coronavirus (COVID-19), all Charleston County School District schools and offices will be closed until the end of April.

abcnews4.com 04/13/2020

West Ashley 6-year-old raises $500 for church by selling artwork

Buist Academy students are continuing to make us proud! Please see how Hadley is supporting her local community by selling artwork to help families struggling with setbacks from COVID-19.


abcnews4.com One of the bigger problems facing parents these days is keeping the kids busy while at home. One West Ashley family has figured out just the way to do it, and it's benefiting others. It's not that 6-year-old Hadley Puig planned to start an e-commerce site when this pandemic school vacation started.....


14-year old starts donation drive for medical supplies

We are very proud of Buist Academy student, Harry Ding. Harry is taking action and making a difference in his community by collecting medical supplies for MUSC. Keep up the great work!


Harry Ding, an eight-grader at Buist Academy collected more than 600 medical-grade masks, 100 pairs of gloves, and $4,000 in three days.


Congratulations, to the Buist Academy 2019 Middle School Mock Trial State Champions.


Congratulations to the Buist Academy Teacher of the Year, Mr. Marvin Conyers.

Mr. Conyers is a 6th grade math and science teacher. He sets high expectations for students in an active and engaging environment. His students continue to make tremendous academic gains each year.

Mr. Conyers continuously looks for ways to expand his knowledge, provide opportunities for students, and grow professionally. He is a team player and has earned the respect of parents, students, and colleagues. We are fortunate to have Mr. Conyers as a part of our Buist Academy family!


Thank you to everyone who brought non-perishable items for the food drive. We collected a total of 2330 items for the Lowcounty Food Bank.

The final score for the competition was:

The homeroom with the most items collected was Mrs. Averett's class. They collected a total of 349 items.


We love our community helpers! Thanks to the Charleston Police and Fire Departments for helping kindergarten students with their Community Helper Wax Museum.

Click the following link for photos courtesy the City of Charleston Police Department.


schooldigger.com 10/05/2019

South Carolina School Rankings

Congratulations to the faculty, staff, and students of Buist Academy for having top scores on the 2019 SC Ready Assessment. According to School Digger our elementary and middle schools are ranked # 1 in the state for academic achievement. Go Knights!



schooldigger.com South Carolina elementary school rankings. See the latest rankings for 631 South Carolina elementary schools, from best to worst, based on the most recent scores.

sites.google.com 09/03/2019

Buist Academy Knightly News


sites.google.com We apologize for the delay in schoolwide communication. We are still in the process of transferring to a new communications system for mass emails, call-outs, and the school website. Your patience is greatly appreciated as we work to update the system.

ccsdschools.com 09/02/2019

Charleston County School District / Homepage

Charleston County School District (CCSD) schools and offices will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Please be safe and visit https://www.ccsdschools.com/ccsd for updates.

ccsdschools.com Governor Henry McMaster just issued an executive order closing school in Charleston County in anticipation of Hurricane Dorian. 



Please click below to view the 2019-2020 CCSD Academic Calendar.





Please click below for Buist bus route information.




Fact and Fee Day will be Monday, August 19, 2019.
Times are from 9:00-11:00 or 2:30-4:30.

Online payments can be made at https://buistacademy.revtrak.net/


Thank you to Governor Henry McMaster for speaking to 2nd and 3rd grade students about his role as governor. The students did an amazing job! They had many great questions for Governor McMaster. He ended his visit by reading the book, Dragons Love Tacos to Mrs. Hines's kindergarten class.

We truly appreciate Senator Marlon Kimpson for helping to make this visit possible for our teachers and students.


Ganna and the Siege of Leningrad

Congratulations to 8th grade student Sophia Leclerc for receiving 2nd place in the state-level National History Day Individual Documentary category.

Only the top two entries in every category at the state/affiliate level are invited to the National Contest. Sopha will be heading to the University of Maryland, College Park in June for the National Contest.
Webstie: https://www.nhd.org/national-contest

Documentary Title:
"Siege of Stalingrad"
Click the following link to view her documentary. https://youtu.be/YddmbwIYZ9U

“Ganna and the Siege of Leningrad” is an important documentary based on the view of Ganna Agrest, a teenager during the 1941-1944 Siege of Leningrad. This In...

[02/04/19]   The Charleston County School District (CCSD) School Choice Application process for the 2019-2020 school year will open on February 11, 2019, and will close on March 11, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. for paper application drop off at designated sites and 11:59 p.m. for online application submission. Please click the following link for more information.



Congratulations to 7th grade student Eliza C. for winning the Buist Academy Royal Fun Run design competition. Eliza's artwork is the official design of the 2018-2019 Royal Fun Run!

ccsdschools.com 01/09/2019

Application Process for Magnet and choice schools delayed - Charleston County School District

The application process for Charleston County School District's magnet and choice schools has been delayed while the Board of Trustees considers recommended changes for the upcoming school year at their January 28 meeting. Please visit the Charleston County School District's page for more information.

ccsdschools.com The application process for Charleston County School District's magnet and choice schools has been delayed while the Board of Trustees considers recommended changes for the upcoming school year at their January 28 meeting. The School Choice/ Magnet Committee and presented recommendations to the Boar...


As a part of our living library series and in honor of Veteran's Day, Buist Academy welcomed original documented Tuskegee Airmen, Dr. Eugene Richardson and original documented Tuskegee flight instructor, Lt. Col. Robert Hughes to discuss their experiences. Our students had the opportunity to hear from and talk to living legends. We thank them for their service and dedication to our country.

Click https://youtu.be/pR8STeJCYkA for the News 2 report.


Please wear red, white, and blue tomorrow in honor of our veterans.


Congratulations to Mr. Garner,
Buist Academy's 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!

Mr. Garner has served for over ten years as a dedicated English Language Arts Teacher at Buist Academy. He goes above and beyond to support students and the entire Buist community. He constantly challenges all of us to think deeper and reflect on our actions.

Mr. Garner has been a faculty sponsor for Mock Trial, Spelling Bee, and the Quest Academic Competition. He is the co-creator of the school literary magazine, The Inkling. He has been a huge supporter of the fine arts department by helping behind the scenes and on stage. We are proud to have Mr. Garner as a part of the Buist Academy Family!

schooldigger.com 11/07/2018

Buist Academy

Congratulations to Buist Academy for continuing to strive for excellence! We are "Standing Tall" with some of the top test scores in the state of South Carolina.

According to School Digger, we are ranked number one elementary school and number two middle school! Great job to our students, faculty, and staff! Thanks to our Buist community for your continued support!



schooldigger.com Buist Academy profile, including SC ranking, test scores, and more.


Meet the Buist Academy team, STANDING TALL and having some luau back to school fun!

[09/19/18]   Please click the link below for the Knightly News.



Our theme for 2018-2019 school year is Stand Tall, Attitude is Everything! We are Buist Academy and we will Stand Tall every day! We will stand tall when faced with challenges and adversity. We will stand tall against bullying. We will stand tall for academic and behavioral success. We will stand tall whether we fail or succeed. We will always stand tall because we are determined to do our best as individuals and as a school family. STAND TALL!

durhamschoolservices.com 08/08/2018

Magnet Schools

An earlier version of the bus route information posted on the Durham website was incorrect. Please click the following link for an updated 2018-2019 route schedule.

You may also go to the Durham home page to find information on receiving delayed bus notifications.



[08/07/18]   Class assignments will be mailed Friday, August 10, 2018.
Your letter should arrive no later than Tuesday, August 14, 2018. If you do not receive your class assignment by Tuesday, please stop by the office or pick that information up at Fact and Fee night.


Please join the faculty and staff of Buist Academy in welcoming and congratulating our new Assistant Principal, Karrie Looney. Mrs. Looney has served as K-4th grade school counselor at Buist Academy for the past four years. Having served as a classroom teacher and school counselor, she brings to this position over 20 years of experience in education. She has always gone above and beyond to support our school community. We know that she will continue to bring the same level of knowledge, enthusiasm, compassion, and dedication to her role as assistant principal.

dor.sc.gov 08/03/2018

Sales Tax Free Weekend



[07/31/18]   Buist Academy Casting Call!
We are looking for 8th grade students to help make a RITE attitudes video. A specific date has not been determined. However, filming will take place the week of August 13. We are only looking for about 10 students. This will count towards community service hours. Please call the school or email [email protected] to express interest.





103 Calhoun St
Charleston, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4pm
Friday 7:30am - 4pm
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