Ruby's Academy

Ruby's Academy Preschool and Childcare offers educational services to residents of Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas.

Ruby's Academy Preschool & Childcare addresses the educational needs of children six weeks to five years in the Mount Pleasant area. The center is known for its nurturing environment and high quality educational standards. We pride ourselves on producing strong thinkers and life-long learners.

Mission: The mission of Ruby's Academy is to provide the highest quality education to students six weeks to preschool age.


Today's Black History Month Spotlight

Ruby Middleton Forsythe

Ruby Middleton Forsythe was born on June 27, 1905, in Charleston. She attended Avery Institute for grammar and high school. Avery epitomized excellence and provided its students with the best liberal education and cultural experience. She received her BS from South Carolina State College and started her teaching career in 1924 in Mount Pleasant's Laing School. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in 1988 (she won four honorary doctorates over her lifetime).Her husband, the late Reverend William Essex Forsythe, was an Episcopal Priest who was in charge of Holy Cross-Faith Memorial Church and School on Pawley’s Island. In 1938, she began teaching in a one-room school on Pawley's Island, the only educational facility available to Black people on the island. She taught discipline, respect, social responsibility, and the basics: reading, mathematics, spelling, and geography. Ms. Ruby’s students often entered school with an educational disadvantage. But, she instilled in each of them that they can achieve. She insisted that they never say, “I can’t,” but always, “I’ll Try.” Forsythe continued to teach at Holy Cross-Faith Memorial School until she retired in 1981. At age 85, Ruby Forsythe walked down the stairs from her living quarters above the school and begins another day of quality teaching and basic training. When she rings her brass school bell it is time for students to enter school and for the cultivation of each mind to commence. Ms. Ruby nurtured as well as teached. She continued to teach because there is a need for children to learn. Her philosophy of teaching is: “I like the idea of sowing the best seed into whatever soil we come in contact with. Watch the growth and the reproduction of the product sent forth.”

Known to many as Miss Ruby, Forsythe summed up her legacy to education and to the people of the island where she taught for much of the 20th century by affirming that she sowed "the best seed into whatever soil we come into contact with, watching the growth, and the reproduction of the product sent forth."

Miss Ruby’s Kids is named for Mrs. Ruby Forsythe. Poverty and the resulting poor school performance in Georgetown County, SC prompted the founders of Miss Ruby’s Kids to look for ways to alleviate this growing problem. Miss Ruby’s Kids was founded in February, 2003 by sisters Jo Fortuna and Betsy Marlow as a replication of the nationally known Parent-Child Home Program. It was initially sponsored by Holy Cross Faith Memorial Episcopal Church and is now an independent 501(c)(3) organization. Miss Ruby’s Kids began working with five families in October, 2003, and now serves over 170 children in the three program areas. A parent is a child’s first and most important teacher. Miss Ruby’s Kids knows that with a warm lap, a good book, and an ample supply of love, parents have all the tools necessary to start their children on their way to a happy, successful future. We should know; we help them do it every day!

Ruby Middleton Forsythe died in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina on May 29, 1992.

Ruby's students at work!

[10/01/15]   **ATTENTION PARENTS**
Ruby's Academy is CLOSED tomorrow Friday, October 2nd due to inclement weather.

For further updates please stay tuned to your local major news stations.

*Ruby’s Academy follows the Charleston County Public Schools in the decision to delay or close due to inclement weather.
Thank You

Timeline Photos


[05/05/15]   REMINDER:

Mother's Day Tea is this Friday, May 8th from 8am-9am.

This Friday, staff members will be attending Relay for Life for the second year in a row. Help us raise money towards the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Welcome to our team page! Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we've decided to make a difference by raising money and walking in our local American Cancer Society Relay For Life event.At the event, our team will take turns walking around the track to raise money and awarenes…

March for Babies - View Team Page For Ruby's For Babies

Dear Parents,

This is an exciting year for the March of Dimes, and their much-loved walking event March for Babies. The March of Dimes is more committed than ever to improving the health of babies by preventing premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality.

Through March for Babies, the March of Dimes is working hard to raise funds to support research and find answers that will give every baby a healthy start in life.

Here at Ruby’s Academy, we are proud to support March for Babies in our community and we have a set team goal of raising $500. We ask that you help support our efforts with any contribution to help babies and families in South Carolina.

Our employees are very committed to this cause, and we hope you will join us and be part of the vital work of the March of Dimes. Together, we can be champions for babies!

For tax purposes, The March of Dimes Tax ID is 13-1846388.

Thank You,
Ruby’s Academy Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. Our team is walking in March for Babies because we want to do something about this. I know you care, too. That's why I'm asking you to join us. It's easy: just click the join this team button. If you can't walk with us,…

Dragonfly Class Artwork

Duckling Class Artwork

[02/25/15]   We will be operating on a normal schedule tomorrow Wednesday, February 25th.

[02/23/15]   Ruby's Academy will be closed tomorrow Tuesday, February 24th due to possible severe weather.

For further updates please stay tuned to your local major news stations.

*Ruby’s Academy follows the Charleston County Public Schools in the decision to delay or close due to inclement weather.
Thank You

February 2015 Menu

[01/08/15]   Ruby's Academy is currently on a 2-hour delay due to inclement weather. We will open at 9am Thursday, January 8th. Breakfast will not be served tomorrow morning.

For further updates please stay tuned to your local major news stations.

*Ruby’s Academy follows the Charleston County Public Schools in the decision to delay or close due to inclement weather.
Thank You

[12/22/14]   The old December menu stated that we would be closed on Friday. Our Holidays openings are as followed:

Monday, Decemeber 22nd - OPEN
Tuesday, December 23rd - OPEN
Wednesday, December 24th - CLOSED
Thursday, December 25th - CLOSED
Friday, December 26th - OPEN
Monday, December 29th - OPEN
Tuesday, December 30th - OPEN
Wednesday, December 31st - OPEN
Thursday, January 1st - CLOSED
Friday, January 2nd - OPEN

Have a fun, safe, and Happy Thanksgiving from the Ruby's Academy Family to yours.

We have exceeded our goal and collected a total of 643 items. The winner is the Duckling class with 308 items. Again, thank you for all donations.

[11/20/14]   Tomorrow is the last day to collect non-parishable foods! So far we have collected 339 items all together.
Caterpillar Class -27
Duckling Class-55
Goldfish Class-32
Frogs Class-78
Dragonfly Class-100
Turtle- 47
We Thank You!

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1141 Dingle Rd
Mount Pleasant, SC

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:00 - 18:00
Thursday 07:00 - 18:00
Friday 07:00 - 18:00
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