Reason & Republic Secures $20 Million to Build New Facility for Belton Preparatory Academy 

Monday - April 24, 2023

ANDERSON, SC-- Reason & Republic proudly announces the procurement of $20 million in financing for Belton Preparatory Academy’s new building. Set to open in the fall of 2024 at the latest, Belton Prep's new facilities will be located at 3201 HWY 29 N in Belton, South Carolina and will provide the school with the space required to accommodate its rapidly increasing enrollment. 

"I am excited for the next chapter of Belton Prep's mission. This new facility will give us the ability to triple in size and continue to build the best public school in South Carolina," said James Galyean, the founder and CEO of Reason & Republic 

Belton Prep continues to top the charts, making it the #1 charter school in the state of South Carolina, the #1 Title I school in the state, and the #1 elementary school in Anderson County. Belton Prep received the Diamond School of Excellence Award from the Charter Institute at Erskine earlier this year, scoring in the top 10% of all elementary and middle schools in English language arts (ELA) and math on the South Carolina College-and Career-Ready Assessments (SC READY).  

Founded on the belief that educational excellence is possible for every child, Belton Prep launched in 2018 as South Carolina’s first classical public charter school and currently serves K5-6th grade. Galyean founded Reason & Republic in 2017, currently managing Belton Preparatory Academy, Summit Classical School, and the South Carolina Preparatory Academy—South Carolina’s first online classical public charter school.