Welcome to Buist Academy for Advanced Studies

Congratulations Buist Academy for being ranked #1 elementary and middle school in the state of South Carolina, according to These rankings are based on SC Ready and SC PASS test results. We are very proud of the academic achievements of our students. Thank you to the faculty, staff, administration, and parents for your dedication and support.

Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Amanda Turner for being named Buist Academy Teacher of the Year. 


High School Information Fair

All 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students and their parents are invited to Buist Academy's annual High School Information Fair. This event will be held on Wednesday, December 7th from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM in Buist Academy's gym. Please join us for a wonderful evening that will give you the opportunity to meet with various local public and private high schools as well as boarding schools from across the nation. Don't miss out on all of the wonderful information that will be shared. This is a drop-in event. Call Mrs. Mielcarek, 5th - 8th grade counselor, with any questions that you may have.


Buist Academy will be hosting their House Philanthroparties on December 15th. The Philanthroparty is a celebration of the holidays along with the culminating event of the House's service learning project. This is a chance to help our community while having fun.
The links below provide access for parents to sign-up for items requested by the specific House for their celebration.


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Please be reminded to review arrival and dismissal guidelines located in the packets sent home during fact and fee night. We want our walkers to be safe, there will be delays as we adjust this process. Thank you for your patience. 

To receive push notifications regarding delayed buses, please visit and enter the school code and your email address.   School Code: BUIST ACDY


What's Happening
Check out the latest edition of the Buist Banner and Knightly News. 

Application Information

On October 26, 2015, the Charleston County Board of Trustees called for an elimination of all rolling waiting lists for magnet/choice schools. If your child is currently on any Buist waiting list, you will need to reapply for the 2017-2018 academic year and each year thereafter.  Parents of students currently enrolled at Buist Academy do not need to reapply. However, you will need to reapply for any sibling that is not a current Buist student.

The Charleston County School District (CCSD) School Choice Application process for the 2017-2018 school year will open January 19, 2017.

The timeline below includes the dates, deadlines, and events related to this annual application process.

Important Dates:

  • January 19 - February 19, 2017 - Online applications available 
  • January 21, 2017 - Choice Fair at West Ashley High School, 2:00-6:00 p.m. 
  • February 20 - March 24, 2017 - Lotteries, auditions, testing, writing sample (AMHS), required documents submitted 
  • March 24 - March 28, 2017 - Notification of acceptance 
  • March 24 - April 9, 2017 - Parents confirm acceptance 
  • By August 1, 2017 - Residency address confirmations must be received

Please go to for more information. 

For lottery results please contact JoAnne Daquigan at 937-6430.