About Us


Charleston Bilingual Academy is located close to the Academic Magnet and Creative Arts at Friendship Baptist Church in Park Circle (5032 Lackawanna Blvd, North Charleston, SC 29405).


Charleston Bilingual Academy Mission

Inspire world changers through Christ-centered, multicultural, immersion-
based education.



Nathan Johnson M.Ed., Ed.D
Co Founder/ Executive Director Clapham Group
Founder of the Charleston Bilingual Academy

Nathan Johnson has worked in various academic arenas, from directing the curriculum development at Dew Learning, to serving as the Upper School Principal at Palmetto Christian Academy in Charleston, South Carolina and as headmaster at International Christian School-Caracas in Venezuela. Having a passion for Christian education, Nate served with the Network of International Schools and worked on international accreditation teams with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Nathan is a graduate from Furman University (B.A. History, Secondary Education). He then completed an M.Ed. at Columbia International. In 2014 he finished his doctorate at the best education program in the country, Vanderbilt University, researching how to create a world class school within a diversified, urban context.  Based off of his studies, experiences, and passions, he founded the Charleston Bilingual Academy as a pilot school.  Nate also is the co-founder of Clapham Group, an educational think tank and consulting firm.

Foundational to his passion for Christian education is the lifelong search for God’s beauty on earth.  Check out some of his snapshots of such beauty in his photo gallery.  Nate currently lives Charleston, SC with his wife, son, and 2 daughters.


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