Savannah Country Day traces its origins back to the 1905 founding of The Pape School, an institution long recognized for its academic excellence and college preparatory curriculum. Led by a group visionary parents who saw the continued need for a first-rate college preparatory school in Savannah, the founders of Savannah Country Day acquired the assets of the Pape School including Pape's faculty, curriculum, the majority of its student body, and its facilities east of Forsyth Park. Savannah Country Day School is the successor to Pape's recognized tradition of academic excellence.

Savannah Country Day has been blessed from the beginning with an extraordinary assemblage of talented people. Whether it was the persistent and progressive force of the Pape School's founder, Miss Nina Anderson Pape, the vision and commitment of the parents who founded Savannah Country Day School in 1955, or the faculty members whose brilliance and dedication have profoundly impacted the lives of thousands of students during the previous one hundred years, the people of Pape and Savannah Country Day have made the School what it is today.

Savannah Country Day School is Savannah's preeminent college preparatory school providing a rigorous, supportive learning environment, especially for students who wish to challenge themselves with high expectations. Country Day is parents' wisest investment in preparing their children for success in college and beyond.

The SCDS tradition of excellence began and continues with the extraordinary vision of Nina Anderson Pape
Nina Anderson Pape, who founded The Pape School in 1905, was revered for her progressive approach to education. In 1955, the founders of SCDS recognized the need for a first-rate college preparatory school in Savannah and acquired The Pape School. Nina Anderson Pape's legacy of academic excellence continues today.

Georgia Women of Achievement recently honored Nina Anderson Pape for her contribution to education and the state of Georgia. For more information on Georgia Women of Achievement, please visit

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