Who We Are

The School Foundation is a non-profit organization that was created to provide resources and support to administrators, teachers, and students of Florence 1 Schools and is the largest education non-profit in the state. The foundation fulfills its mission by building community involvement in local public schools, helping parents prepare their children for kindergarten/elementary school, and by assisting local teachers in the grant-application process.

Want to participate in a play group of moms and children, ages NEWBORN TO 3?

Our Parent and Child Playgroups offer parents and their children (ages birth – 3 years old) an opportunity to come together once a week in a warm and homelike setting. We share insights about life with children through group discussions. This program includes free play and sometimes a song and/or story. We also have a snack time before the group ends. In this way, teachers and parents work together to provide a model of what community means for young children. There are specific groups for different age children, held once weekly for an hour. Please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843-758-6872 to sign up or for more information.

Have you heard about Florence 1 Schools Parents as Teachers program?

This is an evidence-based model that delivers parent education primarily through personal visits.

The program promotes optimal early development, learning, and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents.

The program equips parents with knowledge and resources to prepare their children, from prenatal through kindergarten, for a stronger start in life and greater success in school.

If you live in Florence 1 Schools school zone, are an expectant mother, or have a child between birth - 4 years old, our Parents as Teachers video will explain the benefits of this wonderful program. For additional information, call Melanie McMillan @ 843-758-6871.

Foundation News

Florence One elementary schools adopt multi-sensory approach to reading

Florence One elementary schools adopt multi-sensory approach to reading

During their April meeting, the Fellows in Education members learned about additions to the academic programs at Dewey L. Carter Elementary School.

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Wilson principal tells group: 'We try to put students first'.

Wilson principal tells group: 'We try to put students first'.

The Fellows in Education program members toured Wilson High School on Tuesday and learned about its programs.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Florence's future depends on development of highly competitive, leading-edge schools

In the past few years, I have had the opportunity to visit all of the schools in the Florence One School district.

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