Welcome to Charleston Development Academy

Hooties Homegrown

Hootie & the Blowfish are teaming up once again with the Charleston County School District to host the annual Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup: Back 2 School Basics, a program providing children with school supplies and other services necessary to be well-prepared to start the 2017-2018 school year. Your child’s

CDA has been selected to receive services to include: haircuts, dental exams, eye screenings, backpacks, t-shirts, uniforms, and basic school supplies.

Deadline to apply is July 31, 2017

English Application
Spanish Application


Dr.Johnson with students



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What's Happening

Bonjour! You are formally invited to Charleston Development Academy’s 9th Annual Capital Campaign Gala, Paris by the River on February 25, 2017. The gala will be hosted at the Charleston Marriott Hotel, Crystal Ballroom. The evening will start at 6:00 p.m. with guest registration, hors d’oeuvres and our prized silent auction. Ooh La La! Come and experience the glitz, glamour and fashion of Paris.
Click on the link below to preview our promotional video.  Please feel free to forward to all of your friends! 

Shawn Johnson
School Director
Charleston Development Academy


 CDA is preparing for the Middle School transition to St. Phillips Street location!

CDA Students Star in Spoleto's "Porgy and Bess"

CDA does a video rendition of the hit song "Happy".   See it here!!!