Upper School

Students are encouraged to explore their talents and interests beyond their classroom experiences through participation in co-curricular activities. A great variety of opportunities is available for students to develop skills in leadership and collaborative work. Each class annually elects class officers who work under the direction of a faculty class advisor. Also, numerous community service opportunities are coordinated by the student volunteer council. Club leaders meet quarterly as a Club Council.

Following is a brief listing of some of the more than forty activities offered at Savannah Country Day Upper School. Seven of the co-curricular organizations go to regional competitions, including Theatre15, Mock Trial, the Quiz Bowl, and the Math Team.

Clubs & Co-curricular Activities

Art Guild


Chess Club

Class Officers

Council of World Affairs

Country Data


Cum Laude Society

Discipline Committee

Environmental Awareness

Fellowship Group

Film Society

Grace House

Habitat for Humanity

Honor Council


Lower School Tutoring

Magdalene House

Math Team


Mock Trial


National Honor Society

Peer Helpers

Pinpoint Book Club

Quiz Bowl

Ronald McDonald House


Second Harvest Food Bank


Spirit Club

St. Mary's

Student Council

Student Guides

Students for Cultural Diversity

Theatre 15

Volunteer Council

Wesley Community Center
Volunteer Opportunities
Red Cross
Contact Us
Mr. Stephen 'Steve' Kolman
Head of the Upper School 

Mrs. Leigh Beauchamp
Upper School Dean of Students

Mrs. Kathleen 'Kathy' Hodges
Upper School Guidance Counselor

Mrs. Kayla Johnson
Assistant to the Head of Upper School 
Upper School News
National French Contest
Each year the Savannah Country Day School’s French students participate in the American Association of Teachers of French’s Grand Concours, or National French Contest, in grades 8 through 12.  The American Association of Teachers of French, or the AATF, invites students from across the entire nation to participate in this rigorous, timed competition consisting of three parts: listening comprehension, grammar analysis in context, and reading comprehension with contextual culture elements.   It’s worth noting the schools against whom we compete: Holy Innocents Episcopal School, Woodward Academy, Lovett, Westminster, and Pace Academy.   The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) recognizes four levels of achievement:  Certificat Lauréat National or the top ten National Ranking, Certificat Régional or the top ten State Ranking, Certificat d’Honneur or the top 20th percentile, and Certificat de Réussite or the top 50th percentile.

Homecoming Traditions
After a week full of PSAT testing and senior college essay workshops, the Upper School students enjoyed one of their favorite Country Day traditions - Homecoming!  The students take part in exciting activities throughout the week including the faculty/student flag football game and the preliminary round for the always exciting powder puff game.  On Thursday, October 17, the students and families continued the excitement with a evening full of festivities.  The night included everything from a parade and songfest to the bonfire and powder puff playoff game.

College Visits
The SCDS College Counseling Office has been especially busy as colleges and universities have been stopping by to meet with Upper School students. This is a great way for students to speak personally to college representatives and get a better feel for the schools.  Make sure to visit our college counseling page for updates on college visits, useful links and important dates and activities.

Students Prepare for College Admissions Process
As part of their continuing effort to prepare Upper School students for the college admissions process, the College Counseling office spent Thursday, September 19, meeting with Seniors to talk about their college essays.  Dawn Brown-Piatt, Associate Director of College Counseling, discussed everything from essay topics to deadlines.  Dawn's background includes working in college admissions, so she is sure to bring a fresh perspective to students regarding this important aspect of the admissions process.  During this time, Freshman also met to talk about "Keeping Doors Open."  They reviewed sample college transcripts and followed these "fake" students back to their freshman year.  This activity demonstrated to students what they can do now, as ninth graders, to set themselves up for success by the time they are applying to college.