Meeting Street Academy

Meeting Street Academy


School just started and i already see the growth in our Child.I couldn't have chosen a better School!Thank you Ms.Kady n Stephanie yall Rock!😍
I would like to know if anyone lives in goose creek/ moncks corner and would be interested in carpooling for the upcoming school year ?
Meeting Street Academy thank you for the warm welcome today. We are really excited.
Super excited that our Gracie will be joining her big brother @ MSACharleston in the coming Fall. Simone Simmons
Braylen is happy to be an OWL!!!!!
Lyrric says she is MSA ready!!🥳🤩
I wanted to PERSONALLY send a SHOUT OUT 2 ALL OF MSA TEACHERS!!!! Thank yall for being there for all of our kids and caring for them like they were your own!!! #extraordinary #teamwork Shout out 1 2👏🏾👏🏾 Shout out 1 2👏🏾👏🏾
Happy Friday! I can't wait to have some fun with my kids this weekend!
Thanks to everyone at Meeting Street Academy for hosting Kilowatt Kitchen! Remember: your staff and students’ families can save energy by requesting a FREE energy kit. Just go to to request yours at no cost. Thank you again and happy energy-saving!
Hello! Are the kids allowed to dress in regular clothes for pictures tomorrow??
Hello everyone!! Hope all is safe and well during this storm! Are the kids back in school tomorrow or Wednesday??
This is the coolest school!!. Every time I walk thru those doors, I feel the warmth and the love evryone at the school has for each child and their familes. If you have time, please take the time to visit the school. You will be so blessed for the visit. The atmosphere is awsome for learning!!!

Meeting Street Academy - Where hearts, minds and futures come together!

At Meeting Street Academy we believe in the power of a rigorous and inspiring educational experience to put young people from all economic backgrounds on the path to success. Our model of excellence is built upon academic challenge, development of character and partnership with family. We provide under-resourced families with a life-changing opportunity for their children to learn what it takes to succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.

Mission: Meeting Street Academy is empowering young people from under-resourced neighborhoods to become confident, productive and principled members of society through excellence in academics.

We love Officer Fife!!!

Happy Saturday! Today we celebrate Officer Malinda Fife! She has a true passion for her career and always has a smile on her face!

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Future CEOs! Our WHY!!

#WhyWednesday Starting this week on Wednesdays, we'll be highlighting some of our team members' "whys". Why they think this work is so important. Why they are called to the mission and why they believe education is the change-maker in a child's life. Check out a clip of Principal Dirk Bedford (@Meeting Street Academy) talking about his "why" at our annual summer professional development conference.
What's your "why"? Post and tag us or comment below.

We are grateful! We want to shout out some special community partners who made our Girls’ “Stand By Me” dance extra special with some beautiful flowers! We were also able to use them all week to decorate for Valentines Day! THANK YOU @abideawhile @wholefoodscharleston for the gifts from your gardens! #Community #Gratitude #GiveLove #wholefoods #abideawhile #creechsflorist

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"Stand By Me" Girls' Dance 2020

"Stand By Me" Girls' Dance 2020

MOJA Arts Festival

We are super excited for an upcoming field trip to the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture for our 3rd-5th graders!

Great editorial in The Post and Courier on the history, significance and future of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.

1,000 points and counting: First Baptist sophomore hits basketball milestone

We are so proud of you! Alexia is from our very first graduating class! We cannot wait to watch you live it your dreams on the court and in the classroom!! Lexi Grant, who transferred to First Baptist from Charleston Math & Science prior to this season, is currently averaging 19.1 points per game while shooting 42 percent from the field.

We are super excited to partner with @sc.thrive this month as they support filing families’ taxes for free! Make sure you sign up as space is limited:

We were very excited to be a part of this year’s MLK Parade and are grateful for the wise words from @charlestonpoet - "Be an echo of truth."

We remember one of our heroes today and every day. We strive to follow him in fighting injustices, using our voices to speak the truth, and to bringing people together to be the change we wish to see in our world. #mlkparade #fightinjustices

Ameir looking to lead the charge as your owls take on Mitchell Nets at 5:45 at city gym! #MSAOWLS

“This Joint is Jumpin” was a show to remember. We can’t wait for what’s in store next year! #LoveAmerica #watoto #watotocharleston #teachersofinstagram

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Our students have been working hard all year for this year’s performance of This Joint is Jumpin’. Tonight will be a night to remember! #LoveAmerica #watotocharleston #soldout #dockstreettheatre

Citizenship is a true value of ours! Thank you to Porter-Gaud School for joining us on this cleanup crew!!!

This morning, 29 students from Meeting Street Academy and Porter Gaud School--along with our Stormwater Department--conducted a litter clean up at Mt Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.

Over 145 lbs of trash--including tires, a tackle box, packing foam, and a host of other items--were removed from the marsh and wetlands!

We greatly appreciate the students’ hard work and dedication to prevent litter from entering our waterways! If you’d like to participate in a litter event or want to know how host your own event you can contact our Stormwater Department! (843) 849-2022

CONGRATULATIONS Meeting Street Elementary at Brentwood

MSEB Received a great gift for Christmas! Our very own sports team bus! Right in time for our upcoming basketball season! We can’t wait for our teams to arrive in style to their upcoming games! #TEAM #FAMILY #COMMUNITY

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Hope to see you there!

It's just one week away...two amazing nights of Watoto performances at the Dock Street Theatre! Reserve your seats at this free event here:

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Happy Holidays from our MSA Family to Yours! #Peace #Unity #teachersofinstagram #holidayseason

We are collecting items for the CYDC through next week! Please bring in items to support them. #Citizenship #Empathy

We have begun MAP testing and are so excited to see the grit and care each student is taking! We will be testing the rest of the week, so please make sure students are arriving on time and staying the full day! We can’t wait to see all students at the GRIT PARTY next week! #MAPseason #Testing #Grit #HardWorkTogether #85 #teachersofinstagram

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Happy Thanksgiving! We are grateful for amazing families, good books, great hugs, and time together!! #gratitude #grateful #thanksgiving #feastofgratitude #teachersofinstagram

Getting ready and so excited for the feast! #thanksgiving #thankful #feastofgratitude #hardworktogether

We are grateful for our students and families! We cannot wait to see you at tomorrow’s feast. #feastofgratitude #thanksgiving #givethanks

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Dream Team, Dynamic Duo, Co-teaching Comrades!

At Meeting Street Schools, we have a co-teaching model. You can hear from one of our dynamic duos, Meeting Street Academy Pre-K teachers Krista Bruce and Rachel Goodale, on how they navigate and embrace teaching together on the blog today!

We are so excited!

The more the merrier! Join us for an evening of holiday festivities at Light the Lake, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m on Dec. 6th at Colonial Lake!🎄

This year enjoy delicious treats for the whole family at our holiday cookie decorating station presented by @Publix and a special holiday performance by The Meeting Street Academy Watoto Charleston Ensemble.

We want to take today to thank some amazing community partners! Thank you @greenheartchs and @limehouselocal for helping to supply amazing decor and crafts for our Fall Fest! Thank you @charlestonparks for an amazing night in the park with movies! Thank you @panerabread for providing cookies to decorate! #gratitude #thankful

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2019 Fall Fest Photobooth

2019 Fall Fest Photobooth

We had so much fun seeing all of your amazing costumes!

Join us next week! #WiseOwlSeries #BeTheChange #ChildDevelopment

@charlestonparks is hosting a super cool movie night in the park behind our school Friday night. It will be fun for the whole family complete with snacks and crafts!

[10/31/19]   If you are coming to Fall Fest today be prepared to look for parking. SCEG is working at their transformer station and they will boot your car if you park in the lot on Cool Blow!

Always a favorite field trip every year!

The perfect Autumn activity. Last week, our Meeting Street Academy students visited Boone Hall Plantation and loved every minute of it! Read more about their visit on the blog today:

We can’t wait to see you all there! Get ready for some JOY! #fallfest

Japan Karate Institute Meeting Street


Osu Everyone!! My heart filled today with so much joy!! We want to congratulate all students at JKIMSA on a job well done on recieving their white belts at our first ever commencement ceremony!! These students have been working very hard and progressing very well!!! I am so pleased to see that they all are at a wonderful start at their journey in karate!! I want to also thank Sempai Carlin Dooley (Assistant Chief Instructor Japan Karate Institute James Island/MSA) and Sempai Jennifer Fiorini (Assistant Instructor Japan Karate Institute James Island) for being such examples of leadership!! I also want to thank Principal Dirk Bedford, Sean Worthy, and the teaching staff for all of your love and support. And once more, I want thank all of our parents who make this possible for us all! We will ensure that each student is set up for success!! Thank you all!!


Sensei Theraun T. Mixon: Owner/Chief Instructor
Japan Karate Institute Meeting Street Academy
Japan Karate Institute James Island
Office: 843.735.7102
James Island Branch: 843.724.9594
Direct: 843.754.3074
Fax: 843.724.9588

It's almost time for the 2019 Fall Festival! Are you ready for some JOY?!

Our first ever karate belt ceremony took place yesterday! We had lots of excited kids and even more excited families! #OneTeamOneFamily #Grit #Karate

It’s picture day for some of our students today! Look at our future principal twinning with our current principal! #teachersofinstagram #principalsofinstagram #SayCheese #PictureDay #youngprofessional

We are kicking off our WISE OWL SERIES. This series will bring experts in various fields to share their knowledge! For our kick off event, join psychologist, and CofC professor Ann Gutshall for a relaxed conversation about child development.

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Join us at our Fall Community Open Hour - two weeks from today! Click the link to RSVP:

Our kids had such a fun day! Thanks for teaching some fun new skills! Good luck at the big game tonight Porter-Gaud School!

We’re honored to have the @portergaud football team on-site at @msa_charleston today, donating their time to help run agility clinics during PE for our kiddos💚
#physicaleducation #celebratecommunity #celebrateeducation #celebratemss #charleston #charestonsc #community #kidsarethefuture @ Meeting Street Academy

Don’t forget all MSA families are invited to the Porter Gaud football game tonight! Just show this e-ticket to get in! #GoCyclones @portergaud

We love our grandparents and Be A Mentor!

Celebrating an important part of the Village, grandparents! Be A Mentor had an amazing time with grandparents today at Meeting Street Schools!

We LOVE our grandparents! Shouting them out today and every day! We hope to honor you at breakfast Thursday and Friday!

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Videos (show all)

2019-2020 First Day of School
Bus Reveal Courtesy of Nascar's Kyle Larson & Credit One Bank
"That Sweet Soul Music"
Meeting Street Academy First Day of School 2018-2019
2018 5th Grade Graduation
Middle School Signing Day
Dancing is Life
Watoto Performs "Love America, Love...Everybody!"




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