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The Savannah Country Day School promises a transformative experience where students embrace a multitude of opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Our talented faculty combine the best in traditional and progressive education to help students reach their fullest potential while always treasuring each child's energy, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Learn more about why Niche.com ranked Savannah Country Day as the #1 Private School in Savannah. 

Academics

The Savannah Country Day School seeks to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and of life. In partnership with supportive families, we strive to cultivate in each student the desire and the discipline to grow in wisdom, to lead lives of personal honor, to appreciate beauty, to pursue physical well-being, and to serve others with a generous, compassionate spirit.

Arts

At Savannah Country Day, the Fine Arts program exposes students to visual art, general music, choral music, jazz band, theater, drama, photography, orchestra, and technology-based visual arts. Our talented Fine Arts instructors work to develop the student’s ability to access, interpret, and evaluate imagery, movement, and sound; develop visual/spatial/hearing intelligence; and to build a life-long appreciation and understanding of the arts. 

Athletics

With over 50 teams in 15 sports, the athletic offerings for students at Country Day are endless. A supportive school community and decorated coaches help to provide an environment of excellence, both on and off the field.  

Global Online Academy

Global Online Academy (GOA) offers SCDS students the opportunity to learn alongside peers from around the world. GOA courses further enrich the Country Day experience by allowing students explore their passions with classes that are outside of the traditional course catalogue.

The Country Day Difference

Savannah Country Day combines the best in traditional and progressive education to help each student reach his or her fullest potential. We are proud to be a family school with strong connections to the community and each other. We welcome students with open arms and open minds, always treasuring the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of each child.

IMAGES Magazine

Browse the recent issue of IMAGES, the magazine for parents, alumni and friends of The Savannah Country Day School.

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

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Bill Eswine Day!

On Thursday, April 21, Country Day celebrated BILL ESWINE DAY, marking his 50 years of service to SCDS. Hornets of all ages sported his signature look — tie-dye t-shirts, Middle School students gathered in assembly for a Q&A session with Mr. Eswine, and Lower School students surprised him with a song they wrote and sang for him. The day concluded with a community-wide celebration in Mr. Eswine’s gardens to honor his 50 years as a beloved Hornet. 

Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

On April 20, Country Day held its annual Cum Laude Induction Ceremony where we honored 18 SCDS student scholars and one adult faculty scholar in front of the Upper School student body. Dr. Sharon Eswine was the featured speaker for the event. The Cum Laude Society recognizes academic excellence in the country‘s most prestigious high schools, and membership is strictly limited to schools with exemplary academic programs. Country Day is honored to be one of 11 chapters in the state of Georgia and the only in Savannah.

Hornets Raise Money for LLS Students of the Year Campaign

Congratulations to Upper School Hornets Hayden Anderson ’24, John Avino ’24, William Whitfield ’24, Banks Bradley ’23, Gracie Daters ’23 and Edie Levit ’24, who have been working hard over the last several weeks to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of the Students of the Year Campaign. Out of 11 teams, comprised of 28 students from seven different schools, Team Swarming Cancer, (Hayden, John, and William), earned the title of Students of the Year by raising $164,615. The Runner Up was Team In It To End It (Banks, Gracie, and Edie), who raised $124,462. Together, these students raised approximately 56% of the total funds raised for the campaign ($515,787).

SCDS Mathletes Compete in the Georgia Southern Invitational Math Competition

On Saturday, March 26, the Middle and Upper School Math Teams competed at the Georgia Southern Invitational Math Competition in Statesboro. In the Varsity division, the team of Aden Adjei, Avi Heyman, Ethan Wheelock, and Alysa Young won the second place team trophy! The team of Aidan Eyth, Ned Henneman, Rachi Wilson, and Alex Zhang came in fourth in their division. In the Middle School division, the team of Nicholas Chiozza, Edison Zhao, Wesley Zhao, and Jiayi Zheng took the second place trophy, and the team of Dylan Gensheimer, Kohki Maeda, Oskar Johnson-Liu, and Keating Taylor won third place! Congratulations Hornet Mathletes!

SCDS Multicultural Festival

Saturday’s Multicultural Festival was a great success! Families enjoyed cuisines from around the world, student presentations and activities that represent some of the many cultures of our students. Thank you to everyone who came out for this fantastic event!

SCDS Wins Big at Regional Literary Competition

On the morning of March 10, 14 Upper School students competed in the regional GHSA Literary Competition and walked away with big wins! First-place awards went to Ben Templeton, Daniel Bosch, Silas Johnson, James Strength (Boys Quartet), Sophia Jenkins (Girls Soloist), Pete Thangtaveekool (Boys Soloist), Emily Most (Rhetorical Essay), and Vivienne Drake (Oral Interpretation - Dramatic).

UGA Admissions Results

With the final round of University of Georgia admission offers for the Class of 2022 complete, Country Day is pleased to report that 40 of our 54 applicants gained admission. Our 74% acceptance rate is well above the overall admit rate of 42%. Congratulations to these students and the entire Class of 2022! We look forward to celebrating their college selections on social media during the month of May and in the summer issue of Images magazine.

When in Rome...

Over Spring Break, 11 Country Day seniors visited the Eternal City on an experiential learning trip led by Latin teacher Dr. Kevin Gavin. With perfect weather, and fueled by pasta and espresso, students and chaperones hit the streets hard to the tune of about 10 miles a day. They saw all the major sites: the Colosseum, the Capitoline Museums, the Golden House, the Forum, the Borghese Gallery, the Vatican Museums, St. Peter's Basilica, the Trevi Fountain, as well as numerous other churches, fountains, piazzas, galleries, and monuments.

Judge Tim Walmsley Meets with Upper School Students

Country Day was honored to host Chatham County Superior Court Judge and SCDS parent Timothy Walmsley during the March 9 Upper School assembly. Judge Walmsley graciously answered questions about his time on the bench, including his experience presiding over the Ahmaud Arbery murder trial. His time with our students concluded with an expansion of his sentencing remarks that this case should prompt people to consider what it means to be a good neighbor: "I believe that assuming the worst in others, we show our worst character. Assuming the best in others is always the best course of action."

Students Volunteer with Horizons Book Club

The recent Horizons Book Club meeting was an afternoon full of activities—an educational construction tour of the new STEM building, a story about building things together, and a collaborative tower-building activity. Thank you to Upper School students Maya King '23 and Phil-Isabelle Ajayi '23 for volunteering!

The Book Club is a great way for Country Day students to continue to engage with Horizons students throughout the school year.

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    We feel so fortunate to be a part of the SCDS family. The outstanding faculty and staff give us confidence that we are providing our son with an amazing educational experience!"

    Julie & Adam Cohen, current parents

    My career has turned out to be so fulfilling, and I look forward to each day! Moreover, my children are happy, safe, and well-rounded thanks to SCDS."
    Carrie Vetrovsky, SCDS Teacher & Parent

    We have been thrilled with how our daughter is thriving since transferring to SCDS for middle school. We are so appreciative of the faculty, staff and fellow parents who have eagerly guided us through this academic year. The school has exceeded our expectations."
    Amy and Chad Brock, current parents 

    In my business (as a NASA engineer), we have to launch a rocket within an extremely tight window that's just minutes long because small deviations at that early, fiery moment have an enormous impact on the ultimate destination of the spacecraft. I believe that my time at SCDS, though brief and more than twenty years ago, continues to have a similar impact on my life."

    Jeff Norris, SCDS class of 1994