We are the longest standing institution in South Carolina to educate children under college age. Our heritage begins in 1797 when Dr. John de la Howe’s will provided for the establishment of a farm school for local poor and orphaned children.
A TRADITION OF EDUCATING SOUTH CAROLINA’S YOUNG PEOPLE.
Ideal for Education and Learning
The historic John de la Howe School offers an ideal environment for a School for Agriculture.
- When the School for Agriculture opens, our programs will address the whole person: academics, behavior, interpersonal skills, and physical fitness.
- At the School for Agriculture, staff and educators will be professionals who enjoy a sense of mission or calling to their work.
- Studies at the School for Agriculture will support agribusiness — the No. 1 industry in South Carolina. Agriculture has an economic impact of nearly $42 billion in the Palmetto State and employs approximately 200,000 people!
- Our institution is supported by the State of South Carolina and has been a state agency for 100 years.
- With 1,310 acres of forests, pastures and waterways, the John de la Howe School campus is expansive with tremendous opportunities for education and outdoor activities.