Shandon Weekday School

Where children feel safe, loved, and valued.



The Full Day Preschool program is a twelve-month program for children Infants (8 weeks) through 4K. Children finishing 4K are guaranteed enrollment in the school-age programs if desired.

  • Program Hours:                Monday through Friday,        7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

  • Hot lunches and snacks served daily.

  • Weekly music class.

  • Enrichment opportunities in piano, art, ballet, gymnastics, soccer, and karate available for an additional fee.

  • Enrichment opportunities in music, foreign languages, computer skills, and field trips are included in our curriculum where developmentally appropriate.

  • Children transported in state-approved mini buses.

  • Richland School District One's calendar observed for national holidays and emergency closings.

  • Open-door policy.

  • Two teachers per classroom.


The School-Age Program is a year-round OR school-year-only (parents' choice) program for children 5K through grade 8 enrolled in public or private school. Children in these programs are guaranteed enrollment in Summer Discovery if desired. "Summer Discovery" summer-only program is described at right.

  • Program Hours:                 School year: 2:30 to 6:00 PM Summer: 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM

  • Children are grouped into rooms according to grade in school, one grade per room.

  • Transportation available in state approved mini buses from AC Moore, Rosewood, Meadowfield, Brennen, Brockman, and Satchel Ford Elementary Schools and from Crayton Middle School when enough demand exists. Middle schoolers from Hand walk one block to our facility along a prescribed route.

  • All-day school-age program available subject to Richland School District One's holidays and closings. No additional fee charged on these days. Hot lunch served.

  • Enrichment opportunities in piano, art, dance, gymnastics, karate, soccer, and field trips for an additional fee.

  • Snacks provided each day and hot lunches on full days.


The Summer Discovery Program is a summer-long program for children 5K through grade 8. Children in Summer Discovery Only must submit a waiting list form if enrollment is desired the following summer.  Enrollment is waiting-list dependent. 

  • Program Hours:                     7:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

  • Children are grouped into rooms according to grade in school, one grade per room.

  • Each week follows an enrichment theme and includes weekly activities in culinary arts, pottery, science, community service, history, outdoor exploration, and other on-site and off-site activities. 

  • Children grades one through eight participate in off-site swimming weekly.

  • A hot lunch and snacks are served daily.

  • Two teachers per classroom.



Shandon Weekday School has been in operation since 1958 and is licensed as a preschool and school-age facility. SWS supports children of all races, creeds, and religious backgrounds. Our goal is to provide a nurturing environment which will foster social, physical, spiritual, and intellectual growth of all children. The curriculum is designed to meet the individual needs of each child while providing for the group's needs and interests.

Through  parents and teachers, Shandon Weekday School strives to encourage children to be lifelong learners.

Shandon Weekday School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: 803-799-8533 or email SWS.

Location and Contact Info

607 Woodrow Street

Columbia, SC 29205

Tel: 803-799-8533

Fax: 803-771-6223


To apply to be a part of Shandon Weekday School's team, email SWS.


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