GSSM students enjoy the thrill of competition with our athletics program.

You don’t have to leave your favorite sports behind when you come to GSSM! We have 19 Varsity, 2 Junior Varsity, and 1 Club team that compete, and win, throughout the state, and more than 65% of our students participate. All Varsity and JV teams play within the South Carolina High School League. To play for GSSM, you’ll need to get a physical to ensure that you’re healthy enough to participate. You and your doctor should complete our sports physical exam form.

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GSSM’s varsity sports teams have had great success and big wins in the last few years. Our Women's Volleyball team finished 2nd in the state in 2016, our Men's Cross Country team brought home the school's first ever State Championship in 2017, we won 7 individual State Championships at the 2018 State Track Meet, and our Men's Soccer team won their first State Championship in 2018. We have also earned regional championships in Men's and Women's Tennis, Cross Country, and Volleyball.

In partnership with Hartsville High School, GSSM students may be able to tryout and participate on teams at Hartsville High School for sports that GSSM does not currently offer. The GSSM academic and residential program requirements take precedent if a student does play on a team at Hartsville High School.

GSSM also fields a Men's Volleyball team with the Palmeto Volleyball Association.

GSSM competes in a variety of Varsity sports, including:

GSSM Junior Varsity sports include:

  • Women's Volleyball
  • Men's Basketball


Our combined 38 coaches, alongside the Athletic Director, Athletic Coordinator, and Athletic Trainer, provide fundamental teaching for first-time athletes as well as rigorous training to make all student athletes better.

Hugh O'Connor, Athletic Director
843.383.3901 x 2109

Jacob Robertson, Athletic Coordinator
843.383.3901 x 2110