“Kid, You’ll Move Mountains”

– Dr. Seuss


From an early age, there are always mountains to climb…some big and some small. At Carolina Park Academy we believe that no mountain is too high. Children are full of wonder and strength, and our goal is nurture these qualities and create a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.

Our Story

Carolina Park Academy is family-owned and operated by Gary Lawson, his daughter Libby Wachter, and her husband Matt Wachter. Spending most of their lives in Massachusetts, they saw an opportunity to bring their combined passions to Mount Pleasant. Gary has been a successful entrepreneur in the Med/Tech space, Libby is an early childhood educator, and Matt has had a successful career as a professional musician and in business. They combined these skills, and a passion for nurturing and educating young children, to create an early childhood education experience that will be unequaled.