The Road to 100 Ends

Dec. 31, 2018

As the clock steadily clicks to mark the end of 2018 calendar year, Tamassee DAR School continues to approach the end of the Road to 100.     Whether you are in Time Square when the giant ball drops, at a festive party with fancy hats, confetti and the sounds of Auld Lang Syne, or simply sitting at home quietly welcoming the new year, once 2019 arrives Tamassee DAR School will officially begin celebrating its past and embracing its future.

February will mark the 100th anniversary of the first segment of classes being held in the South Carolina Cottage.   This initial session was for day students only, which consisted of boys and girls who lived in the local area and were seeking an education without the need of a place to board.   These classes acted as a trail run to the school year which would begin that autumn and would include the mountain girls as boarding students.   We will mark this anniversary with a Tamassee Birthday Party for the current students and staff.

On April 7, 2019, a benefit concert by pianist Calvin Jones will be held at the New Hopson Chapel and Fine Arts Center on the campus of Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina.  Tickets are $10 each. Children ages 5 and under are FREE.  Groups of 20 will receive a $2.00 discount per ticket when purchased together.  Purchase tickets and reserve your seats today at

Throughout our history, friends, individuals, churches, businesses and organizations throughout the local community have played an intricate role in the success of the organization.   On July 27th, join us as we celebrate those partnerships. The day will include food, games, music, and lots of good memories to be shared by all in attendance.  Mark this calendar date and please plan to attend.  If your church, business, or organization would be interested in hosting a game or booth, please contact our Development Office at 864.944.1390.

During our formal Founders’ Day activities on October 15th and 16th we will be paying tribute to the members of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their foresight and sense of responsibility to provide an education to the young girls living in poverty in the southern mountains.  It was the dedication of the DAR to fulfill that need for education that first fostered the idea of building the school.

What dedication it was!  A few things may have changed over the course of 100 years, but the initial focus is still on providing a home for children while they pursue a better life through the power of education.

As we celebrate our past we will also be embracing our future.  For additional information on our programs and services and how we can help you in the future, please visit our website at