Where Young Artists Thrive

The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities gives young emerging artists the opportunity to explore and refine their talents in a one-of-a-kind, arts-centered community. Nestled behind Falls Park in scenic downtown Greenville, students live and learn in a safe and supportive environment where they have everything they need to pursue their artistic passion and discover who they are as individuals and as artists.

As a state-funded, public, residential high school, serving sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the Governor's School gives artistically talented students from across the state the opportunity to receive pre-professional training in Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Music, and Visual Arts.

The tuition-free, nine-month program is modeled after a master-apprentice community with arts faculty who are all practicing artists, as well as educators in their areas of expertise.

In addition to rigorous pre-professional arts training, students receive an intense and innovative academic education and an exploration in the Humanities, while meeting all the requirements necessary for a South Carolina high school diploma. Learn more about our Residential High School.

The Governor's School's summer programs offer younger students the opportunity to immerse themselves in their artistic passion while also receiving the same caliber of training as the high school program, but in a shorter period of time.

As a part of our mission, the Governor's School also serves as a resource to all teachers and students in South Carolina, offering comprehensive Outreach Programs designed to bring together artists, educators, community organizations and students.

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