New Families


Welcome to the Family

We are so excited you are now part of the Porter-Gaud Family.  This page help guide you through the beginning of the school year and beyond.  We want you to feel comfortable, and this page should halp answer common questions new families have.

Grade Level Reps

Lower School
  • Grade 1: Allison Sheets, Valerie Howell, Jenny Desart
  • Grade 2: Ashley Cook, Katie Lansbury,

    Laura Woodcock, Emily Giarrocco

  • Grade 3: Laura Barnhart, Whitney Morrison, Anna Maria Kammeyer
  • Grade 4: Kristen Cochran, Megan Louis, Kelly Bogdan, Heather Adams
Middle School
  • Grade 5: Kate Johnson, Chenoa Reed, Lauren Lail, Diana Snyder
  • Grade 6: Nicole Codell, Rebecca Wade
  • Grade 7: Lisa McElhaney, Brian Kern,

    Lauren Little

  • Grade 8: Blair Turner, Merritt Buck,

    Rebecca Warren, Melissa VandeWiel

Upper School
  • Grade 9: Jennifer Lea, Anne Pope
  • Grade 10: Amy Salzhauer, Kristen Wisner, Allyson Thornton
  • Grade 11: Hope Gamble, Hunter Dawson
  • Grade 12: Denise Apple, Kacie Highsmith, Avery Smith, Nicole Ferraro & Holly Centurino



Porter-Gaud parents residing East of the Cooper can sign their child(ren) up for bus service for the 2024-2025 school year.  Ride It Out, LLC has been providing bus service to our athletics department for the last nine years, and they added daily bus service for Porter-Gaud students in the 2021-2022 school year.

Parents will enter into contracts directly with Ride It Out for bus service, and Ride It Out will offer two buses with two routing options (with a slightly later departure for the late start on Wednesdays) for a monthly fee.

Fill out the bus request form


Operates directly from O’Quinn Mount Pleasant to Porter-Gaud in the A.M. and from Porter-Gaud to O’Quinn Mount Pleasant in the P.M.  

AM times: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:
The O’Quinn bus arrives at O'Quinn at 7:00 a.m. and departs at 7:10 sharp; arrives at Porter-Gaud around 7:40 a.m. (times approximate)


The O'Quinn bus arrives to O'Quinn at 7:45 a.m. and departs at 7:55 a.m. sharp.

PM times: (Monday-Friday)
Departs Porter-Gaud around 3:25 p.m. and arrives at O'Quinn MP around 3:50-4:00 p.m. Lower School students will wait in the Dining Hall until they depart at 3:20 p.m. (times approximate)



Daniel Island Bus Departs Governor’s Park on Daniel Island, stops at Moultrie Plaza on Coleman Boulevard, and continues to Porter-Gaud in the A.M.  Departs Porter-Gaud for Moultrie Plaza and then to Daniel Island Governor’s Park in the P.M.

AM times: 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday:

Bus arrives at Daniel Island at 6:50 a.m. and departs Daniel Island at 7:00 a.m. sharp. Bus continues to Moultrie Plaza and arrives at 7:15 a.m. Bus departs Moultrie Plaza at 7:20 a.m. sharp. 


Bus arrives at Daniel Island at 7:45 a.m. and departs at 7:50 sharp. The bus continues to Moultrie Plaza and arrives at 8:10 a.m., then departs Moultrie Plaza at 8:15 a.m. sharp. 

PM times: (Monday-Friday)

Bus departs Porter-Gaud at 3:25 p.m., arrives at Moultrie Plaza by 3:45 p.m., then continues to Daniel Island and arrives between 4:15 and 4:20 p.m.

Please note that times are approximate and are based on traffic conditions. Students riding the bus will not be marked tardy if the bus arrives late due to traffic conditions.

Ride It Out will contact you with their ridership contract and specific details.  If you have any questions, please reach out to Sandy Shelter, Ride It Out Office Manager ( or call Just Ride It Out at 843-849-7433.