15 Crosscreek Drive, Charleston, SC 29412

Contact Information

Phone: 843.795.1762
Fax: 843.762.1619

School Hours:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Before care – M-F 7:15 am -7:40 am
After care – M-F 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Head of School

Mrs. Cindy Hunter


~250 students

Founding Date


Student Teacher Ratio

1:15 in K5-3rd grade
1:18 in 4th-8th grade


% of JICS students who scored above national average:
  • Reading - 81%
  • Language - 89%
  • Math - 74%
  • Science - 100%


  • South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and AdvancED


JICS students participate in
 MAP testing 3x times/year


Interscholastic 5th-8th grade: Swimming, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, and Soccer. Jr. Lions K3-5th grade: Volleyball, Touch Football, Cheerleading, Basketball, and Soccer

Athletic Director

Mrs. Michelle Townsend

Dean of Students

Mr. Layton Powers

Director of Early Education

Mrs. Mico Holmes

Director of Admissions

Mrs. Alicia Gunst

Business Office Manager

Mrs. Leigh Ann White

Who We Are

James Island Christian School is founded on our mission statement and core values.  Our goal is to prepare the next generation to have a personal relationship with Christ Jesus and to be exactly who He created them to be, both academically and spiritually.  With low teacher to student ratios, we offer a curriculum that integrates faith and learning, ensuring that students are prepared at the end of each grade for the next level.

Our Mission

To provide an opportunity for academic excellence within a Christ-centered environment that complements the teaching of the home and the church.

JICS Core Values



Academically Excellent

Service Driven