Discover the Country Day Difference

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. 


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.


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. 


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 Our Recent Grads Say


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Generative AI Faculty Workshop

On September 13, Drs. Beth Howells and Annie Mendenhall from Georgia Southern University's English Department presented a workshop to Upper School faculty entitled Responding to AI in our Classrooms. During the workshop, our guest presenters shared information about AI chatbots and writing services, explored a framework for AI in higher education, and encouraged faculty to consider their own thoughts, feelings, and concerns around the impact of AI on teaching, learning, and academic honesty. Faculty gathered by department to consider how they might adapt their teaching and assignments given the capabilities of AI, and how teachers might encourage students to use these tools ethically to support their learning. 

Legacy Breakfast and Minis Ribbon-Cutting

What a wonderful morning on campus! On Friday, August 18, we welcomed back our 184 Alumni Legacy families for a breakfast in the Quad, followed by the 8:00am ribbon-cutting for the newly expanded and renovated Minis Hall. Alumni parents enjoyed tours of the transformed 12,000+ sq.ft. space that will now house our Upper School humanities classes. Thanks to all who attended this special morning!

Convocation Ceremony

On the morning of Wednesday, August 17, the Upper School held its annual Convocation, a ceremony centered on reflection, contemplation, and commitment. The signing of the Honor Book strengthens our students' dedication to the standards of honesty and decency, and it signifies a pledge to both abide by our code of honor and to hold others to the same standard.

The tradition of signing the Honor Book dates back to Country Day's original founding, with some students adding their names amongst family members' names — as far as three generations back!

Middle School Mini-Mester!

Another successful Mini-mester is in the books! While some students explored the Georgia coastline and North Georgia mountains, most students immersed themselves in experiential learning on campus! From pilates to fencing, culinary adventures, sailing, astronomy, and everything in between, Mini-mester is a unique opportunity for our Middle School students to explore something new and fun while interacting with students from other grade levels. Mini-mester encourages our students to be life-long learners and believe that self-initiated learning can be powerfully persuasive and lasting.

Clay Target GIAA State Champions

In its 4th year, the SCDS Clay Target Team won the 2022-23 State Championship in the General Division composed of the largest schools in GIAA. With a combined score of 1384, they defeated SCPS (1378) and Back-to-Back Champions BC (1367). Great shooting by senior Owen Haas, who received the Individual High Overall State Championship after tying with 3 athletes and winning the shoot-off. Ericka Ann McKeever was 2nd in the HOA for females. Scoring for the Hornets were Haas 287, Chase Buerger 283, Miles Carson 279, Dan Bradley 268 and Andrew Nicholson 267. A great showing for many SCDS athletes in this meteoric growth of clay target shooting throughout the country and now a varsity sport at many colleges. Congratulations to the coaches and team!

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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