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 Advanced Acting, Mock Trial, Quiz Bowl, and 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
(Barely) Float Your Boat
Adam Weber’s most recent challenge to his Physics students was especially daunting: construct a boat for a brick that would float as low as possible in a water tank.  Applying the principles of buoyancy and flotation, students crafted their boats using only a 30 cm x 40 cm piece of foam board and tape. The winning team earned bragging rights and, more importantly, was exempt from the lab write-up. In addition, a “gentleman’s agreement” between two students (based on final lab scores) resulted in the losing student dying his brown hair to blonde. 

Hannah Buchman '17 Wins Youth Songwriting Award
Congratulations to our very own singer-songwriter: tenth grader Hannah Buchman! Hannah took second place in the Savannah Folk Music Festival's Youth Songwriting Competition. LInk to the story:

Cyanotype Club
Thanks to photography teacher Sarah Horan and a handful of student-artists, a new Upper School club offering has emerged… Cyanotypes are an alternative approach to traditional photography where instead of working in the darkroom to expose your images, you rely on natural light. The club will meet every Thursday during lunch in the Johnson Building. From Ping Pong for Africa to the Philosophy Club, the Country Day tradition of creative club offerings reflects the School’s commitment to support student passion and interest.

Pitching for Physics
How fast can you throw a baseball?  On Friday, October 17, the 9th grade Physics students spent time throwing baseballs on Saunders Field. While it looked like fun and games, the students were actually using their knowledge of vectors and two-dimensional motion to determine the speed of the baseballs as they left their hands.   The fantastic fall weather was a bonus.