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Amazing things happen when potential meets opportunity.

A tuition-free public charter school in Sumter, SC approved to open in the Fall of 2021, Liberty STEAM Charter is an open doorway to new ways of learning, teaching, and thinking with a clear goal in mind … to graduate our scholars with a clear purpose!

We are excited to serve the young scholars of Sumter County, South Carolina, and the surrounding region, beginning with kindergarten and first grade enrolling a combined total of 144 scholars. In year two, we will add pre-kindergarten and second grade. Thereafter, we will add a new grade every year until we have a fully inclusive academic community, complete four personalized learning academies – primary (PK-2), elementary (3-5), junior (6-8), and senior (9-12).  

The Liberty STEAM Charter School anticipates a total of 976 scholars with three classes per grade and 24 scholars per class with two teachers in all primary academy classes.

Our model is innovative and unlike any other locally available option. It includes a high-quality standards-based curriculum, a longer school day & year, significant exposure to enrichment activities, personalized learning plans & digital devices for all scholars, a comprehensive MTSS model, extended day activities,  and an innovative high school model offers with a unique set of learning pathways designed to link PBL and student connections to STEAM career pathways. that include industrial & engineering technology, health sciences, computer technology, and early college. 

At LSC, we are dreaming BIG! Using a slow-growth model our goal is for all scholars to leave the primary academy reading on grade level, to score in the 85th percentile on state assessments in their final year of the elementary academy, to be able to handle the rigor of four to seven high school credit-bearing classes in the junior academy, and finish their high-school required credits by their junior year to offer the opportunity for all scholars to participate in dual-enrollment classes, internships, and apprenticeships. 

Children do best in a tight-knit, safe and welcoming community where everyone knows their names, and everyone is a team. Our teachers and leaders strive for every child to realize their full potential in our classrooms and beyond. 

At Liberty STEAM Charter, our doors are open to prove what is possible when potential meets opportunity. 

Come on inside. 

“Education is the most powerful weapon

which you can use to change the world.” 
– Nelson Mandela 

“We must open the doors of opportunity.

But we must equip our people to walk

through those doors.” – Lyndon Johnson 

Tuition Free Public Charter School 

Extended School Day & Extended School Year

Social-Emotional Learning Focus

(2) Enrichment Classes Daily

(4) Personalized Learning Academies with Small Class Sizes

Nutritious Meals

We look forward to opening our doors

on July 15, 2021.

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Sumter's Liberty STEAM Charter school requests enrollment expansion

Griffith to be secretary of Sumter's Liberty STEAM Charter School

96 applications in 2.5 weeks for Sumter's Liberty STEAM Charter School

Sumter's Liberty STEAM Charter preps for enrollment period for fall

Ivey: Standards, track record and support factors in authorizer for Sumter charter school​

New Sumter charter school office opens downtown

New Sumter charter school an 'asset,' providing 'more opportunity,' leaders say

Sumter STEAM Charter is now named Liberty STEAM Charter

Daring to dream of equal progress: East Lake in Atlanta is ‘blueprint’ for Quixote Club and Sumter STEAM Charter

New Sumter charter lands historic home in former Liberty Street Elementary School

Sumter STEAM Charter School gets $800K start-up grant

Board for Sumter’s 1st charter names school leader after unanimous vote

Sumter STEAM Charter expected to vote today on 1st executive director

National firm conducted search for 4 executive director finalists for Sumter STEAM Charter School

4 finalists named for new Sumter charter's executive director

SSC to start serving Grades K-1 in Fall 2021

Sumter STEAM Charter Approved by SCPCSD in Unanimous Vote

SCPCSD Board of Trustees to Hear Sumter STEAM Charter's Application 

Sumter STEAM Charter submits application to the State

Leaders of the proposed Sumter charter school lay out 1st priorities

Administrator for Thompson-proposed Sumter charter school lays out mission


“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character      – that is the goal of true education.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



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   100 North Main Street 

   Sumter, SC 29150


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   117 North Main Street 

   Sumter, SC 29150


School Address:

   15 School Street 

   Sumter, SC 29150 




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Our Mission: Liberty STEAM Charter works to provide all students with equal access to a world-class PK-12 education in an academically rigorous & student-centered learning environment, creating graduates who will be thoughtful and engaged citizens prepared to take on the leadership challenges of the 21st century.