A Partnership Between CCSD and Meeting Street Schools!

Meeting Street Elementary @ Burns is a free, public school within the Charleston County School District open to all families living in the existing Burns Elementary attendance zone.

We will open our doors August 2018 for Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.

We are excited to offer the Burns community a high-quality elementary school that grows students brains as well as their hearts. From Day 1, our scholars will be immersed in rigorous curriculum, scientific inquiry, hands on learning and social emotional development aligned to our Pathway to Success Skills. Each and everyday we will develop, refine and reinforce the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure college is both a possibility and a promise for our students.

Registration Information

Meeting Street Elementary @ Burns accepts all students living in the Burns community attendance zone in Charleston County.

Please call (843) 529-3130 for more information. To check if you are in our zone, click here.

2018-2019 Registration will be available shortly. Please check back in February of 2018 for updates.

School Hours

School Day: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm

Extended Day: 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Chad Weiden
Chad Weiden

Chad Weiden


Chad is thrilled to be the new principal at MSE@Burns and remains dedicated to ensuring that every child can attend an exceptional school to grow both their hearts and brains. Chad graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana – Champaign with a Bachelor’s in History and Teaching of Social Studies. He received his Master’s in Educational Leadership from National Louis University and joined them as an Adjunct Professor in their Educational Leadership Department in 2010.

Chad began his career in Georgia at Sweetwater Middle School in Gwinnett County and at Drew Charter School in the East Lake Community outside Atlanta. He moved to Chicago to become the founding social studies teacher at KIPP Ascend Charter School on Chicago’s West Side.

In 2004, he was asked to join the staff of Social Justice High School in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, which was born out of a community-based hunger strike in 2001. During his seven years at Social Justice, Chad served as social studies teacher, assistant principal and principal and was proud to see 95% of all graduates accepted to college.

For the past four years, Chad has been the principal at Edgebrook Elementary School on the Northwest Side of Chicago supporting the school to achieve 99% attainment and growth on the NWEA MAP Assessment in both math and reading. While at Edgebrook, he was named a Chicago Principal Fellow through Northwestern University and a Cahn Principal through Columbia University in New York City. He was in the first cohort of Independent School Principals which were granted more autonomy from Chicago Public Schools due to both achievement and innovation.

In his spare time, Chad loves running, reading and watching The West Wing, but the center of his life is his family: Baron, Uriah and Zoe.

Meet Mr. Weiden

Coffee with the Principal

For current parents and prospective parents who want to learn more about MSE@Burns and Mr. Weiden, please plan to join him for a monthly Coffee With the Principal session at the Brentwood Campus.

Please join Mr. Weiden to learn a little bit more about MSE@Burns and to share his vision on what we will accomplish together.


  • Wednesday, February 28th @ 8:00am AND 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 28th @ 8:00am AND 5:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 25th @ 8:00am
  • Wednesday, May 23rd @ 8:00am AND 5:00pm


Meeting Street Elementary @ Brentwood
2685 Leeds Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29405

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