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Daniel Island News - Elevate Learning Project Expands Operation Ahead Of New School Year

August 10, 2022

School is going to look and feel a bit different for elementary students taking part in the Elevate Learning Project on Daniel Island when they return to their classrooms on Aug. 24.

They’ll find the same Montessori-inspired learning experience, but the ELP team has kicked it up a notch with a new, expanded space and plethora of features designed to spark imagination and engage students. And the changes are likely to score high marks all around.


Daniel Island Magazine - Introducing Elevate Learning Project

June 2021

Learn about this cool new school and some of their students' favorite things! Elevate Learning Project is a community-based private elementary school program currently servicing ages 5-10. We are bringing a progressive education model to the low-country with our Montessori-influenced curriculum, small class sizes, outdoor exploration, and individualized lesson planning.


Daniel Island News - New School to Offer Alternative Options Amid Pandemic Fears

Wednesday, August 05, 2020

As the start of the school year looms, Lowcountry parents are eager to find a balance between school and safety amid the COVID crisis. The uncertainty of the upcoming school year prompted Daniel Island mom, Stefanie Swackhamer, to do some proactive parenting. The mother of two boys decided to open a safe alternative to traditional public schooling on Daniel Island. Elevate Learning Project will be a Montessori inspired K-2 program.
Swackhamer has over 15 years of community based work and was a teacher in North Charleston where she started a Literacy Through Latin program. Swackhamer partnered with Adrienne Day, an educator with a variety of experience, including elementary public education and Montessori.


News 4 - Fearing fall return, parents choosing, creating education alternatives

Friday, July 17th 2020

Daniel Island, S.C. (WCIV) -- While sticky, mid-July heat ramps up in the Lowcountry, finding cool, pandemic-friendly activities isn't the only thing on the minds of families.

"I think we all had a moment of, this isn’t going to go away any time soon," said Stefanie Swackhamer a mom of two boys.

Summer break is half over and COVID-19 cases continue to climb, leaving parents grappling over big decisions come fall: go virtual or in-person learning?

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