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Head of School's Welcome

Welcome to Savannah Country Day, a school rooted in the beauty, history, and heritage of Savannah, but one also committed to preparing its students to live lives of significance and service in the world of the 21st Century. Thanks to the education our students receive, they graduate not only with a strong sense of place and family and extraordinarily well-prepared for college, but poised for vigorous participation in the global world in which they will be expected to work well with people of different nationalities, races, and religions.

During your virtual visit to Savannah Country Day, I hope you will take an opportunity to view our mission statement. Whether it is in our Little School which serves the needs of students from six weeks of age through three years, whether it is in one of our Upper School English classes or on our playing fields, our stage, or our laboratories, Country Day’s mission to “prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and life” inspires and informs all that we do.

Visitors to our school often ask me, “what is it that makes Country Day unique?” My answer is simple: Country Day is a school which sets very high expectations for its students—ethically, academically, artistically, and athletically—but one in which teachers work with amazing diligence and care to help all students meet those expectations. It is a school whose wide offerings in academics, athletics, the arts, and extracurricular activities give students incredible opportunities to discover their unique gifts and talents and to develop the confidence that grows from knowing that they have something of value to contribute to others. And for parents who want their children challenged with high expectations in a warm, supportive environment, Savannah Country Day is the best investment in a child’s future.

I hope you will enjoy your visit today to Savannah Country Day and that you will come back often.

With best wishes,

Kef L. Wilson
Head of School