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At Belton Preparatory Academy, there are so many reasons why students thrive at our tuition-free charter school. Here are our top 10!

student at Belton Preparatory Academy tuition-free charter school working quietly at a classroom desk

1. Knowledge Starts Here

We are the first public school in South Carolina to offer Classical Education, which teaches reading, writing and math through the Classical Education stages of Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric. Our students are developing thinking skills and natural curiosity – what better way to inspire a lifelong love of learning?

2. We Celebrate Excellence

Belton Prep students routinely score in top percentiles statewide on standardized tests, including in the top one percent in the state of South Carolina for math and top two percent in the state for English. Each year we welcome parents and community members to Kindergarten Graduation, Literacy Night and Awards Day – where we celebrate student and school-wide achievements. Last year our school scored 6th overall in the state, out of 666 elementary schools, and first out of all Title I schools in the state! We have been recognized as a Diamond School of Excellence by the Charter Institute at Erskine – the highest award the institute gives. Our school culture celebrates excellence!

3. We Teach the Whole Child

At Belton Prep, we don’t just teach reading and writing and math. We also offer a “Whole Child Education”, which means that we spend time each day on character building activities. Our Core Virtues program focuses on a different life principle every week, and BPA Live is an interactive meeting for classrooms to discuss the Principle of the Week, augmented by read alouds and lesson plans.

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4. Excellent High School Prep 

We are committed to student success – in high school and beyond. Belton Prep’s K5-7 Classical Education curriculum establishes a strong base of knowledge from which students may expand and practically apply their knowledge at the secondary level. Our middle schoolers can access a broad variety of academically challenging classes, field trips and extracurriculars. Taking learning into the community, Beta Club students volunteer with nonprofit organizations throughout our community. 

5. Nurtured Leadership 

At all grades, we emphasize the development of leadership qualities and learning behaviors such as taking positive risks, viewing errors as opportunities, recovering from mistakes, exchanging feedback, collaboration, planning with a purpose, and tracking personal progress. Our students are critical thinkers who are able to advocate for themselves both inside and outside the classroom.

6. A Thriving Arts Program

In a time when many public school art programs have been cut or eliminated, Belton Prep is known for our robust art and music programs. Students in all grades have access to excellent music programs and robust visual arts and performing arts offerings. We invite families on campus to enjoy exhibits of student work and performances, and field trips bring our students to area museums. 

7. A Safe and Secure Campus

We prioritize student safety and maintain a safe and secure learning environment. Our staff know each of our students personally and check in with them throughout the year. We offer student support services and can link students to outside resources if they need them. 

8. We Know Our Students

We are the only school in the area that offers K5-7 education. Those grades, combined with our small-school setting, creates a school where staff and teachers know every student – and their families – by name. We are a tight knit community! 

9. Support for All Learners

All learners are welcome here – from students needing extra support to those who want to engage more deeply in their learning. We offer effective reading intervention and challenging enrichment opportunities that inspire all students to thrive.

10. School Pride!

We love our school and it shows! Respectful classroom culture, engaged families, and friendly and caring teachers and staff all come together to support our students and instill pride in our school. Come visit and see for yourself why “It’s a Great Day at BPA!” 

These are just some of the ways that Belton Preparatory Academy serves our students with top-notch classical education in a tuition-free charter school environment. Are you interested in learning more about how classical education can be a fit for your child? Contact us and enroll today!


About Belton Preparatory Academy

Belton Preparatory Academy is an award-winning tuition-free charter school serving K5-7 grade students in the Belton, SC area. We offer an academically rigorous Classical Education curriculum and character building activities that inspire all learners. Students are supported by a close-knit community of caring teachers and staff and engaged families. Join our public charter school today! Enrolling now.