Discover our Primer (K5) Program!


The first steps set the direction for future steps! Taking the first steps in our Primer (K5) program ensures that students are building the foundations of hard work, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and integrity that will support happiness and success. 

Interested in visiting CCES?  Contact us online or by phone at 864.299.1522 x1223 to set up a one-on-one tour!

Find out more about the CCES Lower School:

Lower School Director Denise Pearsall reflects on our very special community

Lower School Asst. Director Valerie Riddle on our focus on Emotional Safety in the classroom.

A Focus on Primer

CCES fourth-graders reflect on why CCES is special to them.

Ellie Williams '14, a thirteen-year vet at CCES, describes how Lila Kittredge went above and beyond as her Primer teacher, and what makes our community so important to her.

For additional information, please contact the Office of Admission at or 864.299.1522 x1223.

Video: Primer by the Numbers


Video: The Class of 2025 performs "I am a Promise".