The history of The Chandler School written by its students

Students at The Chandler School in Greenville, SC are helping us share the history of where they learn.


Then and now | Photos by SC Department of Archives and History + The Chandler School

The Wyche family lived in their mansion, now The Chandler School, from 1931 to 1988. Tommy Wyche was one of the most influential members of this local family. He served in the US Navy, married his high school sweetheart, and helped conserve 100,000+ acres of SC mountains.

The Wyche House is older than any of its current occupants (aka the students). It was built in 1931 and is an Italian Renaissance-style home. At the time, this “country estate” was one of the most expensive homes in Greenville, and it is so impressive it is now preserved as a historic landmark.

The Wyche House became The Chandler School — a school for kids with dyslexia from Kindergarten to 8th grade — in 2012. The school has small classes that are customized for each student, and teachers are trained in the Orton Gillingham approach and teach literature, math, science, social studies, and PE. If you drive by, you can see their one-room schoolhouse or maybe even the A.C.E program working on their race car.

Written by: Brooks B., Walker D., Harrison F., Liliana G., Lila K., Chloe M., Mikayla R., Karsen W., Rowan Y. (students at The Chandler School)

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