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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.

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Governor's Honors Program

Congratulations to junior Andrew Semones on his selection as a finalist for this year's Governor's Honors Program. In this highly selective summer program, over 4,200 students were nominated to the state-level competition, and nearly 1,500 participated in this year’s state interview/audition process. The program is held mid-summer as a residential educational experience on a college or university campus. Students attend classes in the mornings and afternoons in specific areas of study, and they participate in a wide variety of social and instructional opportunities every evening. Congratulations, Andrew!

2024 Cum Laude Induction Ceremony

On April 10, Country Day inducted 16 students into the Cum Laude Society. Country Day's membership in the Cum Laude Society highlights the School's dedication to academic rigor and celebrates the scholarship and intellectual engagement of our student body. Modeled on the collegiate honor society of Phi Beta Kappa, the Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 to recognize academic excellence in the country's most prestigious high schools. Country Day is honored to be one of the 11 chapters in the state of Georgia and the only chapter in Savannah. Congratulations to the following new inductees: Class of 2025: Ayo Ajayi, Jade Flood, Ella Haas, Ana Miller, Elizabeth Perry, Isabella Picone, Daisy Salyer, and Mary Mobley Varnedoe. Class of 2024:John Avino, Devin Beauchamp, Mary Anne Bennett, Henry Berg, Sam Bueno, Harris Glidewell, Ava Grace Harris, and Sawyer Tarr.

Eclipse 2024

Today's eclipse provided students with an opportunity to learn more about astronomy while getting creative with safe viewing techniques! Eighth graders gave demonstrations to Lower School students so they could safely and effectively view the eclipse, while students in Ms. Ward's art class created pinhole eclipse viewers as another fun and unique way to participate in the historic event!

Emiline Baxter STAR Student - Region 8

Congratulations to Emiline Baxter on winning the STAR Region 8 Student/Teacher competition and advancing to the State Competition in late April. In addition to SAT scores, the State Competition will consist of five judges reviewing comprehensive biographical information and considerations such as extracurricular activities, personal philosophy, and leadership. Each STAR student selects a teacher who has significantly influenced his/her success, and Emiline selected Upper School math teacher A.J. Goldman as her STAR Teacher.

When in Rome...!

From Stillwood Drive to Via dei Fori Imperiali, 15 Country Day students embarked on an incredible educational journey to Rome over Spring Break! Guided by Latin instructor Dr. Kevin Gavin and Courtney Aliotta, students explored the Eternal City and marveled at renowned landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Capitoline Museums, the Golden House, the Forum, the Borghese Gallery, the Trevi Fountain, and the recently renovated Domus Tiberiana, in addition to numerous churches, fountains, squares, galleries, and monuments.

The group ventured through the impressive ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, wandered beneath the arches of ancient churches, and toured opulent palaces adorned with masterpieces from ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Amidst these adventures, there was ample time for indulging in gelato, exploring local shops, and observing the vibrant life of the city. Undoubtedly, this was an unforgettable experience that will be treasured by the students for years to come.

Great Competition Season for Mock Trial

Congratulations to the Mock Trial teams on a strong season. At the District competition, seniors Selene Zhao and Jessica Elkin both won an outstanding attorney award, junior Mollie Macfadyen won an outstanding witness award, sophomore Emily Moretz won two outstanding witness awards, and sophomore Marin Cox won an outstanding witness award. Well done, Hornets! 

Faculty In-Service Day

Friday's Faculty In-Service Day was a wonderful opportunity for our faculty and staff to come together and explore a variety of professional development topics. Participants engaged in interactive sessions, reflecting and connecting with colleagues from across all divisions. Session topics ranged from executive function and AI to service learning in the classroom and more. 

Emiline Baxter '24 Named Chatham County STAR Student

Congratulations to Emiline Baxter '24, the 2024 Chatham County STAR Student! Emiline earned the highest score on the SAT in a single sitting among all high school seniors in greater Savannah. She selected Upper School math teacher AJ Goldman as her STAR Teacher. Sponsored locally by the Kiwanis Club, the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program honors Savannah's highest-achieving high school seniors and the teachers who have been most instrumental in their academic development. Emiline will now advance to the regional round in March. Congratulations to Emiline and Mr. Goldman!

Cleo Shelton '26 Wins 2024 Congressional Seminar Essay Contest

Congratulations to Cleo Shelton '26, winner of the 2024 Congressional Seminar Essay Contest sponsored by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Her 750-word essay on "Why did the nation's founders choose a government with separated powers rather than a parliamentary system?" earned her a trip to the NSCDA Congressional Seminar held in Washington DC, from June 24-28, 2024!

Middle School Math Shines

The Middle School Math Team participated in the Math League competition at Fulton Science Academy in Alpharetta on Saturday, December 9.  After tackling three rounds of challenging problems, Olivia Jeong won a silver medal for students in sixth grade, Grant Umbel won a silver medal for students in seventh grade, Keating Taylor won a silver medal for students in eighth grade, and Kohki Maeda won third place overall for eighth graders!  Other students contributing to a second place recognition for the team round were Oskar Johnson-Liu, Dylan Gensheimer, Evan Hay, Anthony Kim, Olivia Kang, and Julia Song.  Great work, Mathletes!

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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