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
Country Day of Dialogue
In an effort to facilitate discussions about diversity and related topics within the Upper School community, English teacher and Diversity Coordinator Terrance Mooney organized the inaugural Country Day of Dialogue that took place on April 16 in Jelks Auditorium. Mr. Mooney held open calls for submission from students, faculty and staff, asking participants and members of the community to consider the question, “What does culture mean to you?”. The inaugural event engendered presentations from students and faculty and provided a unique view into their individual perspectives on “culture.” Following the program, students lead small group breakout sessions giving faculty and students an open forum to reflect. Click here to view a sample of one of the presentations.

Shrikar Iragavarapu '15 Presents at The GSU Annual Research Symposium
Shrikar Iragavarapu ’15 was selected to present a poster at The Georgia Southern University Annual Research Symposium on April 15. Working outside of the classroom, Shrikar and one student from Jenkins High School and Savannah State University produced the poster alongside of Dr. Kameswaro Rao Badri as part of a research project funded by the American Lung Association – Dalsemer Interstitial Lung Scholar Award (to Dr. Badri) at Savannah State University.  “We are researching the role of a certain protein called P311 in adipogenesis (fat production/energy storage) so that we can get one step closer to curing diabetes,” explains Shrikar. The Annual Research Symposium is a showcase of student and faculty research, which includes speakers, and poster and presentation sessions from all academic disciplines. This year’s keynote address was given by Dr. Steven Chu, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and former U.S. Secretary of Energy. Click here to view the poster and read more about their research and findings. Additional information about the symposium can be viewed here.

Ides of March Celebration in Latin Class
Ides of March (or Idus Martii or Idus Martiae to Dr. Gavin’s Latin students) is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15 and the death of Julius Cesar in 44 BC. Dr. Gavin has been celebrating this turn in Roman history with his Latin students for years by grilling out and playing pick-up games of Frisbee and volleyball.

What Makes You Happy?
Finishing their study of ancient Greece, 9th graders were asked to choose from a variety of Greek topics such as architecture, philosophers, or sports and present their newly absorbed knowledge creatively. Several students chose to discuss the impact Greeks had on the modern world by producing videos that involved Socratic questioning (What is beauty?, What is truth?, What is courage?, etc.) and Aristotle’s ideas on happiness. What evolved was a charismatic piece featuring students from all three divisions, faculty, parents, and the community. Take a look at one of the videos here!