John de la Howe School
"South Carolina's Home for Children"

Originally founded in 1797 as a farm school for local poor and orphaned children, John de la Howe School has evolved into a first-rate, child caring agency committed to meeting the behavioral, educational, and social needs of the children in its care.

Established through the will of Dr. John de la Howe, a prominent area physician and civil servant, John de la Howe School is located on 1200 scenic acres along the Heritage Corridor on Lake Thurmond in McCormick County, South Carolina.

Contact Information

Postal Address:

192 Gettys Road
McCormick, SC 29835



Electronic Mail:

Group Wise E-Mail

John de la Howe School Board of Trustees


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The John de la Howe School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability in admission to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities.

Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies should be made to the Director of Human Resources: 192 Gettys Road, McCormick, South Carolina 29835, or by telephone at: (864)-391-0430. For further information on federal non-discrimination regulations, including Title IX, contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at or call: 1-(800)-421-3481.


To strengthen the children and families
of South Carolina

June 9
JDLH School - Summer Session I

June 28
JDLH Foundation Board Meeting

July 7
JDLH School - Summer Session II

July 18
JDLH Board of Trustees Meeting

August 24
JDLH 18th Annual Open Golf Tournament

August 26
Clemson Extension Annual Dinner

September 12
JDLH Foundation Board Meeting

September 24
JDLH Farm City Days at the Barn

October 10
JDLH Board of Trustees Meeting



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