What you need to know

Diocese of Charleston participating in First Steps

  • Catholic schools in South Carolina will be participating in the First Steps 4K program this fall.
  • First Steps provides funds to Medicaid-eligible children to attend 4K programs at private schools.
  • 4K students who could not afford a private school can attend a Catholic institution to receive a quality education.

To qualify during the 2022-23 school year, a child must:

  • be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2022;
  • be eligible for Medicaid, free- or reduced-price lunch program, SNAP/TANF recipient OR be experiencing homelessness, transiency, or in foster care;
  • be a South Carolina Resident.

Participating schools

Divine Redeemer Church
1104 Fort Drive
Hanahan, SC 29410
843-553-1521

Our Lady of Peace Catholic School
856 Old Edgefield Road
North Augusta, SC 29841
803-279-8396

St. Anne School
1698 Bird Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-324-4814

St. Anthony School
2536 W. Hoffmeyer Road
Florence, SC 29501
843-662-1910

St. Anthony of Padua School
311 Gower Street
Greenville, SC 29611
864-271-0167

St. John Catholic School (PK4-8)
3921 St John Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405
843-744-3901

St. Joseph School
1200 Cornelia Road
Anderson, SC 29621
864-760-1619

St. Martin de Porres School
2225 Hampton St.
Columbia, SC 29204
803-254-5477

St. Peter School
1035 Hampton Street
Columbia, SC 20201
803-252-8285

St. Paul the Apostle School
152 Alabama Street
Spartanburg, SC 29302
864-582-6645