New Families


We are so happy to have our new families joining the Mason Prep family! Though it won’t take long for you to feel right at home at Mason Prep, we thought the following information and dates might be helpful. And remember – you can always contact the office with any questions you may have (scroll down for contact information).

You may be thinking, "What should I be doing now?" Don't worry! You will be alerted to everything you need to do between now and the beginning of school by email or mail. Over the summer, you can:
- Fill out your summer packet forms and information (see below).
- Purchase PE uniforms (see below). 
- Register for, our lunch ordering system (see below).

Information & Forms
You will receive an information packet via mail in July. Please fill out these forms and return them with your student on the first day of school. If you need extra copies of any of the forms, they can be found on the parent resources page. (Please note that the forms currently on the Parent Resources page are the 2017-18 school year forms. The 2018-19 forms will be uploaded when the information packets are mailed in July.)

Summer Work
Summer work is accessible here for you to download. Summer work is for rising 2nd - 8th graders. Rising 1st graders do not have summer work.

Mason Prep students are not required to wear an everyday school uniform. Your child will wear a PE uniform twice a week for PE class. Students are also required to wear a collared Mason Prep shirt for field trips. 

PE Uniforms
Girls - On the bottom, girls typically choose to wear one of the skorts or athletic shorts. On the top, the younger girls seem to like the “Peter Pan” collared polo. The older girls seem to like the athletic performance t-shirt. 
Boys - On the bottom, there are different styles and fits of athletic shorts. On the top the boys seem to like the athletic active poly polo or the athletic performance t-shirt.

You can find information about uniform ordering here.  (Please note that this is 2017-18 information which will be updated soon. However, you are welcome to go ahead and check out the Land's End site as most of the offerings will be the same for the 2018-19 school year.)

Also, the PTO hosts used uniform sales during the year. Information about these sales will be given to you closer to the start of the year.

You may opt to have your student bring a lunch or to order from outside vendors through our lunch program organized by our Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). Ordering is done through, and you can choose which days your student will receive lunch. Each month, you will receive an email from the school reminding you to sign up for lunches for the following month. It’s a good idea to sign up with orgsonline now so you will be ready when you receive your email reminding you to order near the end of August. More information about lunches may be found here.  (Again, this is 2017-18 info, but the procedure for 2018-19 will be the same.)

Additionally, milk may be ordered for your student to have with lunch (information and the order form will come in the packet that is mailed to you over the summer).

Extended Care and Afterschool Programs
Extended care is available nearly every day of the school year from 3:05 – 5:45pm. Extended care is available on an as-needed basis; no commitment or reservations are needed. Parents will be billed monthly.

Information about afterschool programs will be sent home near the beginning of each semester. For an idea of the offerings, view the current list of afterschool programs here.

Team Sports
Information about team sports will be sent home or emailed at the appropriate point during the year. If your child is participating in a team sport, you will need to complete three forms which can be found on the parent resource page.

Dates to Remember (2017-18 school year). (These dates have not yet been set for the 2018-19 school year, but this gives you an idea of what's to come as these annual events will occur at similar times relative to the first day of school.)
August 14, 5:30 – 7:00pm: Drop-in Reception for parents of families new to Mason Prep (parents only, please)
August 17, 9:00 – 10:00am: new student orientation (grades 2-8)
August 17, 7:00 – 9:00pm: first grade parent meetings, in first grade classrooms
August 17, 
7:00 – 8:30pm: 5th grade and NEW 6th grade parent meeting, in lunchroom
August 18, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm: Kindergarten student/parent drop-in
August 22, 8:00am – 12:00pm: first day of school; Kindergarten drop-off is 8:15 – 8:30
August 22, after drop-off: PTO-Sponsored Sip & Sob (parents of kindergarteners and first graders); location TBA
September 7, 7:00 – 8:30pm: PTO Meeting / Open House (“Meet-the-Teacher Night”)

Main Office: 723.0664;
Millie Copeland, Executive Administrative Assistant to Head of School:
Kim Hendriks, Administrative Assistant:
Kathleen Duffy, RN, School Nurse/Front Desk Receptionist:

Business Office (tuition, extended day billing, etc.)
Stephanie Pierce, Director of Finance: 805.6340,

Extended Day (after 4:00pm): 723.8566


Mason Preparatory School
56 Halsey Blvd Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 723-0664 (843) 723-1104