Welcome to Thornwell School for the Arts! 
We are committed to providing all of our children an education while assisting and supporting our families as they guide their children on their educational journey.

Important Dates/ Upcoming Events

There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, January 20th in observance of 
Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Thornwell will host our Second Quarter Awards Day on Thursday, January 30th. Attend the First through Third grade celebration at 8:30 am. 
Fourth and Fifth grade will begin at 9:30 am.

The Annual TSA Father/Daughter dance will be held on Thursday, February 13. This dance is for all positive male role models in the lives of our female students. Please watch the gold folders for more information.


ATTN: DCDS Families

The application period for the 2020-2021 Expanded School Choice program is now open. Through the Expanded School Choice program, parents can apply for their children to attend any school in the district next year, except Mayo High School for Math, Science and Technology. The application is available online on the district’s website at www.darlington.k12.sc.us. Completed applications must be submitted no later than January 24, 2020, to be considered.


Teacher Feature


Congratulations to Ms. Charleston for being the January Teacher Feature! Ms. Charleston was born in Auburn, AL. She has two sisters and one brother, she is the next to youngest child. Ms. Charleston attended the University of NC, Pembroke where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, Piano Performance. Ms. Charleston then earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She is currently seeking a Doctoral Degree in Education Leadership from Liberty University. Next month, Ms. Charleston will have been married to her husband, Joshua, for 8 years. They have two wonderful children, Joshua, 6, and Isabella, 4 and four cats! In her spare time Ms. Charleston likes to read and go to the beach. Ms. Charleston is thrilled to be part of Thornwell School for the Arts, she feels this is the best school she has worked for in her 6 years of teaching!


DCSD Techology Resource


TSA Families,  don't forget to check agenda books!  You will learn a lot.  If your child says they do not have one,  call the school.  Your child will also bring home a gold folder every Thursday, make sure to check it for important information. 

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Thornwell Rewarded!

Title 1 Reward School of Progress School Nominee
Honorable Mention



Congratulations to Ms. Patricia McKinley for being named the 2019-2020
 Thornwell Teacher of the Year!!
Ms. McKinley is a first grade teacher here at Thornwell.
Ms. McKinley does a wonderful job making learning fun!

Yearbooks will be on sale throughout the year. Please have your child let Mrs. Johnson know if they need a yearbook form.  Yearbooks will be $15


**Please "LIKE" our Thornwell School for the Arts Facebook page for our TSA picture albums and daily/weekly updates and reminders.

Our Vision:

 It is the vision of our school through a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment to help every child realize their full potential, develop a passion for learning, a desire to excel, and the tools to become a productive and responsible citizen.


Our Mission:

 The mission of Thornwell School for the Arts is to work in partnership with students, parents, and the community to develop life-long learners who become successful, responsible, and productive citizens.

Our Beliefs:

Thornwell School for the Arts believes …

 §  All students will learn and perform at a higher level.

§  Learning occurs in a safe, motivating,
and structured environment.

§  The education of our students is a joint effort among
students, staff, parents, and the community.

§  Integration of the arts inspires creativity,
instills confidence, and plays a significant role in the development of a well-rounded child.

§  All individuals are unique and need opportunities
to cultivate their talents and abilities.

§  Positive relationships are vital for achieving success.


Our Core Principles/Pillars:

§  Love

§  Lead

§  Learn