Our Philosophy

We Believe that:

  • A complete education must include all Arts (i.e. dance, creative writing, media arts, music, theatre, and Visual arts.)
  • As a STEAM school, infusing the arts into the school curriculum will provide infinite opportunities for creativity and innovation.
  • The arts can provide learners with the essential knowledge and skills they need to be successful.
  • Collaboration between parents, teachers, administrators, and the community can provide the resources to support and sustain quality arts education programs.

We envision a school that provides opportunities for excellence and prepares students intellectually, physically and socially.

Felton Laboratory Charter School will increase the percentage of students scoring “Met Standard” by 10% in each grade level on the 2020 ELA SC READY Assessment. 

The mission of Felton Laboratory Charter School (FLCS) is to provide a rigorous, creative and a diverse learning environment through Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

Our History

Our Roots

Felton Laboratory School, originally Felton Training School, was established in 1920 as an outgrowth of a kindergarten program, which was developed under the guidance of Miss Sara B. Henderson an instructor of Kindergarten and Primary Methods. As a part of the University’s Department of Education, this program continued to grow as courses in methods, observations, and directed teaching were added to the curriculum.

In 1924, a four room building was donated by the joint cooperation of the General Education Board and the Rosenwald Fund for teacher education purposes in connection with the universities normal courses of study.

In 1964, with the expansion of the Teacher Education program, a new building was constructed and Felton Training School was renamed Felton Laboratory School. In 1997, Felton Laboratory School updated the building by adding a state-of-the-art Music and Art room. The spacious Music room was designed to be acoustically sound and to include ample space for storage. The Science Lab was also updated at this time to include more ample storage space and work stations to enhance investigations in Science. Today, Felton Laboratory School continues to strive to provide the best quality education for students in Kindergarten through eighth grade. In September, 2014, FLS officially became Felton Laboratory Charter School.