Welcome to Buist Academy For Advanced Studies

Buist Academy for Advanced Studies is an academic magnet school established in 1985. The school provides a rigorous curriculum emphasizing language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and foreign languages.

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Winter Performance

Please join us for the Buist Academy holiday musical, “Paint the Town December, A Multicultural Holiday Celebration." We will celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, Las Posadas, and beyond. Presented by our fourth and fifth grade students December 18th at 5:30 in the gym.

Presents for Pets 


For the 2nd year in a row, Valdivia is focusing on Community and Service. For the month of December, we will be featuring “Giving Back to the World- Giving Your Belongings". The project is titled, PRESENTS FOR PETS. We are asking that parents/students bring in canned or bagged food, clean towels or blankets and lastly new socks and rice to make "heating pads" for the pets. 
The deadline for these items is December 18.

Giving the Gift of Reading

The Buist Literacy Committee is hosting a new book drive for child development students at a local school. Parents or students can pick up gift tags from the front office. There are enough tags for each child in the program. Students will deliver these new books before winter break. Books are needed for boys and girls ages 4-5.

Buist Academy Teacher of the Year


Congratulations to Tracie Howe for being named Buist Academy Teacher of the Year!

Mr. Movember
Congratulations to Coach Clark for being named Mr. Movember.

Hour of Code

Every one of the  468 students at Buist Academy are joining in on the
largest learning event in history: 

The Hour of Code, on December 18th, 2014

Buist Academy Night with the Stingrays

Join the Buist Academy family at the Stingrays game on January 24th at 7:05

Hockey Night Flyer

Kaleidoscope Offerings

Kaleidoscope will be offering winter and spring activities including hip hop dance and brick by brick. See the flyers below for more details. 

Attention Parents/Guardians of 4th through 8th Grade Students: 

If you would like to access your student’s academic information and you do not currently have a Parent Portal account, please send an email directly to BAParentPortalHelp@charleston.k12.sc.us  

You will need to provide the following in the email: 

(1)   Your child's or your children's full legal names – as they appear on their birth certificates

(2)   Your full legal name

(3)   Your current address

(4)   Your best day-time contact phone number

(5)   The last four digits of each child's social security number

(6)   The last four digits of a parent/guardian/backup phone number that we have on-file.

(7)   If you already have a Parent Portal guardian account for a student at another school, please provide that information. Your existing account can access multiple students.


What's Happening
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The deadline for 2015-2016 school year application has passed. Applications for the 2016-2017 school year will be posted in the fall of 2015. 

Buist Academy Admissions Procedure

For lottery results or waiting list(s) numbers please contact JoAnne Daquigan at 937-6430.