Educational Programs

Our Programs

Tamassee DAR School is a private, non-profit service organization located in Oconee County, SC offering Early Childhood Learning programs to children ages 3 months–4 years, Afterschool, Full-Day, and Summer programs for students in K5–8 grade, and an Elementary Academy to children participating in the Starlight program. With a century of educational success to its credit, Tamassee continues to meet the needs of students and families in our community.

Early Childhood Learning

Our Early Childhood Learning program provides full-day care for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers aged 3 months–4 years. Our classes use Teaching Strategies Gold curriculum, which focuses on play-based learning through developmentally appropriate practices, and Conscious Discipline for social-emotional learning and classroom behavior management.

Contact Amy Wills, Director of Early Childhood Education, at (864) 944-2270 or earlylearning@tdarschool.org to learn more about our programs and enroll your child today.


Starlight Academy

Our Elementary Academy exclusively serves the children whose mothers are enrolled in the Starlight program. With small student to teacher ratios, individualized instruction, and trauma-informed classrooms, the Academy helps Starlight kids catch up academically, socially, and emotionally, so they can succeed in a public school classroom after their moms graduate from Starlight.

Contact Nathan Stephens, Education Officer at (864) 944-1390 or nstephens@tdarschool.org to learn more about the Academy.

Afterschool Program

The Afterschool program serves K5–8th grade students by helping them excel academically through tutoring and homework help, cultivate good citizenship through our Navigators platform, explore their interests through a wide variety of enrichment activities, and learn resiliency skills through trauma informed care.

Contact Hope Martin, Director of Afterschool at (864) 944-1390 or hmartin@tdarschool.org to learn more about our programs.

Tamassee DAR School is an equal opportunity provider.