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
Powerful Printing: Students Get Crafty With Screen printing
Art & Design students are getting crafty with a unit in screen printing! Screen printing is the process of using a mesh-based stencil to apply ink onto a substrate, whether it be T-shirts, wood or other material. From Andy Warhol to concert posters, Hornets learned the history behind the process and used their knowledge to create their own designs which will be printed on Hornet-made items! 

Altered Perspective: Photography Experiments With Scale
Upper School Photography students are learning about perspective distortion and how the focal length of an object can be creatively altered based on scale and distance! Inspired Hornets experimented with all tricks of the trade, from “squishing” a fellow student at a far off distance to “hanging on” in an angle that made them look like they were falling. It’s a way for students not only to satisfy their artistic instincts, but to use principles of math in relation to the arts!

Chemistry Students Learn The Delicious Science Of Ice Cream
Chemistry students are learning the tasty facts behind the science of ice cream! To apply their lessons on freezing-point depression, these Hornets decided to take what they had learned about lowering the freezing point in water and turn it into a lab that was both delicious and informative. By combining rock salt with ice, students created a freezing solution that caused milk and sugar to become solidified and later, tasted and enjoyed!

Hornets Document The Souls of Savannah
Photography students went soul searching as part of their creative collaboration with Souls of Savannah, a social media project that explores the human spirit of Savannah with photograph and storytelling. With help from Ms. Horan and SCDS alumna Jade Rowland, students wandered Forsyth Park gathering local stories. The project, which was co-founded by Mrs. Rowland and Upper School staff Mrs. Johnson, encourages students to explore our local community through photography and storytelling.