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".
The Mission of Dorchester School District Four is to develop life-long learners who will have a positive impact on our global world.
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.
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 environment is 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.
The College of Charleston
Charleston Southern University
The Francis Beidler Forest
The Charleston River Run
The Flowertown Festival
South Carolina Aquarium
Isle of Palms
Charleston Waterfront Park
Old Dorchester State Park