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Discovering who we are, together.


  • If you need to reach someone in the Lower School and it is after 3:45pm, please call 843-402-4666. This will allow you to speak with someone in the Extended Day program. 
  • SPRING ENRICHMENT programs start the week of January 20! Please register HERE for all new sports, fencing, yoga, science, karate, and more!
  • Please label all clothing!  The cooler weather has arrived, and we are finding many jackets and sweatshirts around the Lower School.  Please label all outerwear with your child's name.
  • The GATE CODE for Extended Day is now password-protected - please log in to My PG or click HERE


  • January 20 - MLK Day - School Closed
  • Feb 5-7 - Scholastic Book Fair in the LS Library More information will be sent home next week!  
  • Feb 17-18 - Winter Break - School Closed


Porter-Gaud captured 1st place in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee team competition held yesterday at Calhoun Academy in St. Matthews, S.C.

Eighteen students competed per grade level (3rd - 8th) and two winners were named for each grade.  Each student earned 1 point for participating and bonus points if he/she placed in the top 4 of his/her grade level bee.

Porter-Gaud conducted grade level spelling bee competitions back in October and November.  The winning Porter-Gaud team consisted of:

3rd Grade:  Caleb Hays (4th Place) & George West

4th Grade:  Xsavior Wells (Winner) & Charlotte West (Winner)

5th Grade:  Tate Barganier (Winner) & Jase Howell (Winner)

6th Grade:  Michael Mazzoli (Winner) & Katharine Grace Winther (4th Place)

7th Grade:  Jacob Cahalan & Rivers Clair (Winner)

8th Grade:  Brady Lyden (4th Place) & Anderson Toole (Winner)

The students will compete again in February. Stay tuned!

PG Community Service

We wanted to remind you that we will happily accept the following items at any time to any front office: gently used uniforms (please washed and folded), gently used children and adult books (for our used book sale in early March to benefit local charities), and school supplies for Teachers Supply Closet.

Please save the date for our next American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, February 7th from 8AM-2PM in the lobby of the Wendell Center. You can register for an appointment here. Thank you for all you have done to support our community service efforts so far this school year! 

Ms. Gretchen Tate |

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Instrument Encounter: Second graders learned about the bass trombone from Tom Joyce, and third graders were introduced to violin by Rafe Goldman! Pics by Mr. Monsell.

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