Dorchester Four General Information
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Our Community

Our Lifestyle

Dorchester School District Four is home to six thriving schools with a population of approximately 2500 students, situated among the oaks with a flair of rich Lowcountry cuisine, hospitality and family oriented lifestyles. Conveniently located off I-95 with easy access to I-26, we are easily connected for your travel needs. Minutes away historic Charleston, SC scenic beaches of Hilton Head Island and Myrtle Beach – all great vacation and weekend getaway locations! To the west of Dorchester County is Orangeburg and Columbia.    

Dorchester District Four is rich in cultural diversity, technology, innovative programs and opportunities for advancement. Several state and private colleges and universities are within an hour’s drive. Enjoy the educational benefits without living in the hustle and bustle of the city.

The county seat is St. George, “the town of friendly people".

Our Schools

Mission Statement

 The Mission of Dorchester School District Four is to develop life-long learners who  will have a positive impact  on our  global world.

Our Vision

 The vision of Dorchester School District Four is to be an exemplary district    where all students reach their maximum potential with the support of the    district, home, and  community.

Our Beliefs

  We believe that students learn when…

  • the district, parents, and community support the education process and are committed to continuous improvement;
  • effective instruction is provided by highly qualified teachers; and 
  • a nurturing and secure learning environmentis maintained.


  In addition to fishing, camping and golfing,  the town of St.  George has  its annual Grits  Festival, which draws nearly  50,000 visitors each  spring. The festival has been featured in The Washington Post, The  Smithsonian, and other  publications and is considered one of the    nation’s top  festivals.

Nearby Attractions

  The Citadel

  The College of Charleston

  Charleston Southern University

  The Francis Beidler Forest

  The Charleston River Run

  The Flowertown Festival

  Patriots Point

  Imax Theaters

  South Carolina Aquarium

  Kiawah Island

  Isle of Palms

  Charleston Waterfront Park

  Old Dorchester State Park