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Admission Process

Savannah Country Day Admission Process
Pre-Kindergarten through 5th Grade

Savannah Country Day School admissions policies are established to support the School's mission to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and life. 

Through our Pre-Admission Orientations and Admission Assessments, our Admissions Office takes time to get to know our applicants and their families so both the school and the applicant are confident that Savannah Country Day's challenging environment is the right one for you.  We welcome questions at any time, and are here to assist you through our simple but thorough process.

Initial openings at Savannah Country Day School are in our three Pre-Kindergarten sections of 18 children per class.  Applicants for these openings must be age 4 by September 1. There are no exceptions made on this age requirement due to our accreditation requirements.

Please note: The Admissions Process is different for Prekindergarten through 5th grades, and 6th through 12th grades. You may view the application process, for each grade level, by choosing the appropriate tab above.

Fall 2013 (September – December)
  • Submit an Inquiry by completing our Online Inquiry Form
  • Submit a completed application with the application/testing fee of $175 (International students submit $350)
  • Return completed Parent/Guardian Statement form and Student Questionnaire form to SCDS
  • Attend a Pre-Admission Orientation, Optional (Choose from dates below and register with Admissions)
Winter 2013-2014 (December – February)
  • Distribute Teacher Evaluation (PK-5) & Principal/Counselor Evaluation (K-5) forms to your child’s current school for completion mid-year 
  • Give Transcript Request form (1-5) to current school for completion mid-year
  • Attend Admission Assessment (Choose from dates below and register with Admissions)
Spring 2014 (February-March)
  • Files go to Admissions Committee (Admissions will contact you if your file is incomplete)
  • Admissions decisions are mailed to your home
  • Enrollment contracts for new students are due
 
Pre-Admission Orientations
NOVEMBER 6        NOVEMBER 13

Our goal is for you to get to know our Pre-kindergarten through fifth grade programs, just as we use the application process to get to know your child.  Please join us at one of our Pre-Admission Orientations to learn how Savannah Country Day offers the highest-quality learning experience to fully develop each child intellectually, physically, and ethically.  Our Pre-Admission Orientations begin at 9:30 am and are intended for parents only.  So that we may plan for your visit, please contact Amy Pinckney 912-961-8700 or pinckney@savcds.org



Admission Assessments
 JANUARY 11        JANUARY 25

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants are invited to the Savannah Country Day School campus for a small group visit.  During this visit, in addition to interactive group play, each child will participate in one-on-one activities which will help us to learn about his or her developmental readiness.  Please note:  Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Admission Assessments begin promptly at 8:30.  So that we may plan for your visit, please contact Amy Pinckney 912-961-8700 or pinckney@savcds.org.  We look forward to meeting your child.

1st through 5th Grades 
    
First through Fifth grade applicants are invited to the Savannah Country Day School campus for an age-appropriate academic screening. During this visit, we will measure verbal, quantitative and figural reasoning skills that are most related to scholastic achievement.  Additionally, students will be ask to write a short essay to demonstrate his or her writing skills. Please note:  First through Fifth grade Admission Assessments begin promptly at 8:30.   So that we may plan for your visit, please contact Amy Pinckney 912-961-8700 or pinckney@savcds.org.  We look forward to meeting your child.

In addition to their Assessment visit, Fourth and Fifth grade applicants are invited to campus on a day of your choice to experience school life at Savannah Country Day. In an effort to make your child’s visit to Country Day more comfortable, a current student will be chosen to guide him or her through the day.  Every effort will be taken to customize the visit based on academic and extra-curricular interests.  Lunch is provided for our guests on the day of their visit. 
  
 

** If applying for financial aid, please complete the necessary forms at 
www.nais.org > click on SSS Online. You may estimate if you have 
not completed your taxes.