"Expanding minds today for a greater tomorrow" - VAN BUREN ACADEMY
About Us
With over 40 years educational experience; our preschool is based on the belief that our family needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire staff  is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of our business are referrals.  Van Buren  Academy is dedicated to the philosophy that every child is special and has been blessed with a gift and purpose.  It is our goal and duty to aiding each child in reaching their full potential.  We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children emotionally, physically and intellectually.  In 2006, Van Buren  Academy adopted A Comprehensive Curriculum.  The curriculum provides the most comprehensive educational materials available.  Here at VBA all lesson plans are created using our state standards with enhancements.  "Excellence is not an act but a habit.  The things you do most are the things you do best."    Our students participate in four art classes in visual Arts, French,Spanish, Music,PE/Health, Library, Computer and Dance each week. VBA is academically rich with creative disciplines.  The 1st half of the year our visual arts program focus on the creation of individual Fine-Arts projects in a variety of media, introducing students to a rich array of materials, techniques, contemporary artists and art history .  These projects are often thematically inspired by poetry, music,or social justice issues.  Following  the Winter Exhibition every student takes home a portfolio with works in watercolor, acrylics, mixed media and print making.  During the second half of the year, the imagery from these individual student art pieces is combined to create a large-scale collaborative mural project.  The dance program nurtures all students' unique way of expressing who they are through movement.  In an environment of encouragement, consistency and mutual respect.  Student dancers are challenged both physically and creatively, workshops are lively, exposing the children to a rich blend of Ballet, Tap,Jazz, Musical Theater and Piano.  Weekly workshops build towards two "Grand Performances" one at the Winter Exhibition and the Spring Recital.   The Art staff at VBA regularly invite guest artist from the greater Charleston art community to join us in hosting short-term workshops that expand the exposure of our student artist to different styles of art-making.  We also arrange field trips to museums, galleries and artist studios.  The  Art program lies at the heart and soul of the over-all educational experience of every student at VBA.  In addition we at
Van Buren Academy would like to challenge all parents in putting yourselves through the test by allowing your child to be everything he/she was purposes in life to be.  If you are that parent I would like to extend an invitation for you to give us a call today to set up an interview to see our facilities and see first hand what we are purposes to do.  VBA actively recruits a diverse student population whose families support the school's mission and educational philosophy.  VBA strives to attain a racial and ethnic balance reflective of the city of Charleston.  
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 We would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best service in the industry.
2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Unit B202 - NEXT TO DILLIARDS
Charleston, SC
Mon - Fri: 7:00AM - 6:00PM  (ACADEMY HOURS)
               10AM - 8:30PM (DROP-OFF SERVICE)
Sat: 10 AM - 8:30PM (DROP-OFF SERVICE)- Pre-Paid and By Appointment
Sun: Closed