Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696
Transportation: (803) 802-1998

4 Year Old Lab School Program

The Fort Mill School District offers a Four Year Old Lab School Program to our active employees and Fort Mill residents on a space available basis. We will have the capacity to serve up to 64 children in this program. This tuition-based program is a laboratory school held in conjunction with the Early Childhood Education Classes at Fort Mill High School and Nation Ford High School. We plan to open a laboratory school at Catawba Ridge High School for the 2019-2020 school year.

Due to the high demand of this program, we cannot guarantee placement to everyone that completes the wait list registration form. Registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Children must be four years old on or before September 1st of the school year for which they are registering.

Registration:  Registration for the wait list occurs the first Monday of October prior to the year your child would attend the program via a Google docs form (link below).  Example:  If the student will be four on or before September 1, 2019, registration for the wait list will start on October 1, 2018. Registration for the wait list does not guarantee placement in the program.

Wait list: Click here to complete the 2019-2020 wait list form. (This form will be accessible as of 4:00 pm, Monday, October 1, 2018.)

Placement: Notification of placement in the program will be sent in February.  Please remember, registering for the wait list does not guarantee placement in the program. 

Program Information:

Locations: Fort Mill High, Nation Ford High and planned for Catawba Ridge High School 

Schedule: 7:00 am-4:20 pm, Monday-Friday.  Students follow the 180 day Fort Mill School District calendar.

Note: Classes are not held on teacher workdays or holidays.

No after-school care is provided. Transportation to/from school must be provided by the parent/guardian.

Tuition: Tuition includes daily snacks and lunch. Tuition rates are reassessed every year and adjusted due to food costs and operating costs. The tuition rate for 2019-2020 will be set during the summer of 2019 and will be communicated to parents at that time. As an EXAMPLE, the yearly tuition for 2018-2019 is $6,875.00 which is paid on a monthly basis via payroll deduction for employees and over a 10 month period (Aug-May) for community members.


For more information, please contact Holli Pinski at