Building UP Future Generations

JICS Capital Campaign

“Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain.” Psalms 127:1

Combining a Christ-Centered & Academically Excellent Education

A Christian worldview is not simply about understanding the Bible, it is about applying it to every area of life. JICS teaches students to see every discipline through the lens of Scripture, while continuing to push students to master rigorous academic content. 

Campaign Priorities

James Island Christian School (JICS) opened its doors 30 years ago with the desire to provide Christian education.  The goal of the Building Up Capital Campaign is to raise the funds needed to expand our campus to facilitate the addition of grades 9-12. This includes new academic, athletic, and extracurricular programs, as well as meeting the growing congregational needs of the church.

1st Floor

2nd Floor

Spaces Includes:

  • A 14,000 new two-story addition will be connected to the front of the gym.
  • The space is being designed to include two oversized classrooms to be used by the school as a Resource Lab and Music Hall and by the church for their children’s programs and other discipleship opportunities.
  • 12 Additional Classrooms: 
    • 1 fully furnished science lab 
    • 11 traditional classrooms
  • The building will be ADA-compliant, including an elevator.

Our Financial Goals 


  • $2M already committed from JICC
  • $2M will be borrowed 
  • $2M from JICS ($1M already raised)

Make a Gift

One-Time or Recurring Gift

Continue your support with a one-time or recurring monthly gift. Click the link below or contact the Development Office at (843) 795-1762 or

Planned Giving

JICS recognizes the generosity of those alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends who have remembered James Island Christian School in their estate plans through wills, trusts, and other planned giving vehicles. Connect with Director of Development to learn more. 

Gifts in Kind 

Gifts in kind are welcomed and encouraged! If you have a product or service you can donate, please contact the Development Office. 

Corporate Matching Gifts

You can double or even triple the value of your contribution by taking advantage of your employer's Matching Gifts Program. Simply consult your HR office to obtain a matching gift form and inquire about the details of your employer’s matching gifts program. Send the completed form to the Development Office and you will receive recognition for the combined amount of your gift and your employer’s matching gift. 

Memorial Gifts

You may make a gift in honor of a loved one, a graduating senior, a grandchild or a favorite teacher or coach. You also may want to remember a loved one with a memorial gift. Let us know the name of the person you wish to honor or remember when you make your gift. We will send you a receipt for the gift, and we will notify the honoree or the family of the loved one of your kindness. For more information please contact the Development Office at (843) 795-1762 or email


Checks should be made payable to James Island Christian School with the memo "Building Up" and mailed to:

James Island Christian School
c/o Development Office
15 Crosscreek Dr
Charleston, SC 29412

Want to learn more?

Contact Director of Development at (843) 795-1762 x: 108 or by email at


What is the Building Up Campaign?
The Building Up Campaign is the fundraising effort to add space to facilitate the re-opening of the high school and the increase in multi-purpose usage on the James Island Christian campus.
What is the focus of the high school?
The High School will revolve around a Leadership Academy and include classes specifically focused on leadership training to equip students to take their Biblically-based worldview and influence the world around them.
Why is your participation important?
Our world needs trained leaders who are grounded in a Christian worldview. The expanded high school program will begin the training, but we need you to accomplish this vision fully. We cannot do it alone. It will take all of us to reach this financial goal.
When will the high school open?
The first 9th-grade Leadership Academy class will begin in August 2024. An additional grade will be added each year.
What is campaign timeline?
We anticipate breaking ground Summer of 2024.
How do I make a gift?
There are many ways to make a gift! You can donate a one-time amount, pledge an amount to be paid over time, donate a gift-in-kind, securities, endowment, planned giving, corporate matches, and honorary or memorial gifts.
Can payments be made over a period of time?
Absolutely, payments can be planned out over a 5-year period.
What naming opportunities are available?
For donated amounts $75k and above, we have naming opportunities available that include the Leadership Center, Research Hub, Science Lab, Music Room and multiple classrooms.