A NEW DAY AT DE LA HOWE:

WE’RE GROWING TO BECOME A SCHOOL FOR AGRICULTURE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!

A Proud History

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.

Academic Excellence

As our mission changes to become a School for Agriculture, faculty and staff will be dedicated to helping students achieve academic success, as well as a broad foundation in life skills.

Innovative Programs

At the School for Agriculture, students will have access to a broad array of educational programs and services designed to ensure success in college and careers.

A TRADITION OF EDUCATING SOUTH CAROLINA’S YOUNG PEOPLE.

Since 1797.

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.