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Join us for our fabulous Fall Events: Magnolia Ladies Luncheon and Sip & Sup Soiree!

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Mentored research opportunities in South Carolina, the US, Europe and Asia


January Interim

Between semesters, travel or take fun courses like SCUBA diving, cooking, or horseback riding


Independent Study

Independent study in fields that interest you


STEM Leader

Over 50 STEM courses offered annually


World-Class Faculty

All faculty have master’s degrees; 86% have PhDs

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Mary Ellen Richardson Player

"Thanks to generosity and foresight of the state of South Carolina, the education I received at GSSM put me a step ahead."

Mary Ellen Richardson Player

Class of 2000

City Operations Lead, Google Fiber Charlotte

Mary Ellen's Story

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Coming up at GSSM


Thursday, September 8, 2016

2:00 pm



Tuesday, October 4, 2016

11:30 am

Magnolia Ladies Luncheon

Featuring Rebecca W. Darwin Founder & CEO, Garden & Gun Tuesday, October 4, 2016 11:30AM–1:30PM Kalmia Gardens Hartsville, SC This event is sold out. Dress: Southern Sassy MORE INFORMATION 803-252-...



Thursday, October 6, 2016

7:00 pm

Sip & Sup Southern Soiree

The tea is sweet. The peanuts are hot. And you can bet your last dollar that the biscuits will be buttered. Join us for a GSSM-Style Southern celebration for friends & supporters. SIP & SUP COCKTAIL PARTY Thursday,...


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By the Numbers


Total scholarship amount offered to the 121 seniors in the class of 2016

  • 86%

    of the faculty has a PhD

  • 18

    National Merit Semifinalists in the class of 2016

  • 288

    Students in residence from across the state

  • 94%

    of alumni would attend GSSM again

  • 45%

    of courses are above AP level