Thank you for your interest in visiting the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics. We look forward to seeing you soon!


To schedule a visit, please email Kenetta Pierce, College Counselor, or call 843-383-3901 ext. 3945. 

College information sessions can be held Monday through Friday at 12:00 pm or 5:00 pm while school is in session. Since GSSM is residential, there may be alternate appointment times - please call for availability. Visits typically last 40-60 minutes.

2017-18 GSSM Profile


SC Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
401 Railroad Avenue, Hartsville, SC
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Driving time to Hartsville:

  • Florence, SC - 30 minutes
  • Columbia, SC - 1 hour
  • Charlotte, NC - 1.75 hours
  • Charleston, SC - 2 hours
  • Greenville, SC - 2.5 hours
  • Raleigh, NC - 2.5 hours


Parking is available at the front of the school. Please check in at the center lobby. You will need to provide your driver's license to the security guard.

Places to Stay

In Hartsville:

Hampton Inn and Suites
Mantissa Executive Suites & Spa
Fairfield Inn by Marriott
The Oak Manor Inn Bed & Breakfast
Quality Inn
In Florence:

Courtyard by Marriott
Hampton Inn and Suites
Home2 Suites by Hilton
Springhill Suites

The Florence hotels are conveniently located by I-95 and I-20, a 30-minute drive to Hartsville.

Hartsville Coffee and Eateries
Crema Coffee Bar, 136 W. Carolina Avenue
Bizzell’s, 137 E. Carolina Avenue
Bow Thai Cuisine, 150 E. Carolina Avenue    
The Midnight Rooster, 136 E. Carolina Avenue
Nueva Villa (Mexican), 403 S. Fifth Street
Sam Kendall's, 134 E. Carolina Avenue
Sugarush Cupcake Shop, 907 W. Carolina Avenue Suite A
Yogi Bear Fried Chicken, 514 S. Fifth Street