Our Past

The Schoolhouse, originally opened as the Albermarle Elementary School in April of 1944, served many community functions. The auditorium was used to service local elections, Civic Club meetings, and cultural events including performances by The Charleston County Youth Symphony and String Orchestra.

Thousands of Chalestonians have graced these halls, their imaginations blooming as they bonded with friends and grew to meet their potentials. We strive to recapture the energy of their youth and wonder as we create an atmosphere that promotes the spirit of community and self enrichment.

Our Present

In 2016, John Hagerty and Susan Simons purchased the Schoolhouse (previously Albemarle Elementary School) and renovated its lovely, elegant interior and transformed it into the office and private event space you find today. With many of the school’s architectural elements still intact, The Schoolhouse overflows with Southern charm and features original hardwood floors and authentic elementary school stage. Together with clean paint colors and modern fixtures and finishes, these elements create a seamless blend of southern character and simple elegance. 

Today, The Schoolhouse bustles with the bright minds of local entrepreneurs who embrace and contribute to the sense of community that is central to our working concept. 

Our Future

Our story, like yours, is still being written, but we are looking forward to sharing this magnificent space with the community and creating memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to acting as a home base for many of Charleston's small businesses, this 3000 square foot venue can accommodate functions and celebrations of up to 250 people for a standing cocktail style reception, up to 220 guests for a seated dinner, or up to 220 individuals for both a special ceremony and reception. With both indoor and outdoor space, The Schoolhouse is the perfect blank canvas to host any event year round. Will your story unfold at The Schoolhouse? 

Ready to learn more about how The Schoolhouse might fit your needs? Connect with us today!

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