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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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Students and Faculty Attend Diversity Conferences

Last week, five Upper School students—Britney Brown, Phil-Isabelle Ajayi, Lily Tran, Leyla Patel, Maya King, and Rooster Bing— and four faculty members—Karen Brown, AJ Goldman, Corey Heyward, and Clare Ward—participated in the annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC), and the adult counterpart, People of Color Conference (PoCC), both flagship conferences annually sponsored by the National Association of Independent Schools. Attending the conferences allows the almost 8,000 participants from various independent schools across the nation to share in NAIS's commitment to equity and justice in teaching, learning, and organizational development.    

During the five-day conference, Hornets attended a series of thought-provoking workshops, inspiring speakers, and affinity group spaces, all centered around the theme of “We The People: Leveraging Our Community to Preserve Our Humanity.” The conferences serve as a way for Country Day students and adults to engage in an unforgettable and impactful inclusion experience, bring back to Country Day invaluable leadership and insights, and help lead the call to character and courage in the national movement of our time.  

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 (1387) 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!

2022 National Honor Society Inductees

Country Day is proud to have inducted 54 students into the National Honor Society on Wednesday, November 9! Founded in 1921, the National Honor Society recognizes students who excel in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership and character. To be eligible, students in grades 11-12 must demonstrate outstanding performance in the four selection criteria. Congratulations to these students!

SCDS Again Named #1 Private School in Savannah

We are pleased to report that Country Day was once again named “Best Private K-12 School in Savannah Area” by Niche.com, earning an A+ rating and a higher ranking than all other private schools outside of the Atlanta Metro area. In addition, the School was ranked #1 College Prep Private High School in Savannah, #1 Private High School in Savannah, and #1 High School for STEM in Savannah. Click here for more information.

Fellows Legacy Garden

Our Institute of Atlantic Studies class is thrilled to have a dedicated garden space for their study of native vegetables! Thanks to West Construction Company and WCC superintendent Rock Belanger for making it happen! We look forward to seeing how the Fellows Legacy Garden grows and evolves!

SCDS Celebrates Six National Merit Semifinalists

Country Day is thrilled to have six seniors selected as semifinalists in the annual National Merit Scholarship Competition. Congratulations to Aden Adjei, Ned Henneman, Avi Heyman, Sarah Jane Schultz, Eoin Wilson, and Fiona Wilson.  In addition, seniors Gracie Daters and Jordan Ruben were commended by the National Merit Scholarship program.

The six semi-finalists are among 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, which represents less than one percent of all U.S. high school seniors. The students have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered in the spring of 2023. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.

Water Balloon Target Practice


How often does one have to dodge flying water balloons on campus? At least once a year in our Advanced Calculus-Based Physics class! Water balloon target practice has become one of the highlights of the year and a great way to emphasize studies on projectile motion. Students spend time analyzing factors and calculating the velocity needed to project a water balloon as far as possible. On the day of the experiment, student teams test their theories, applying what they learned into target practice!

Student-Led Black History Month Presentation

Thank you to juniors Britney Brown, Phil-Isabelle Ajayi, and Maya King for creating and leading today's Black History Month presentation. As this year's Black History Month theme is "Black Health and Wellness," the student-led presentation highlighted the recent contributions of several Black American scientists and doctors, including Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, and Dr. Ben Carson. The presentation also included a video that showcased how Black History Month is celebrated around the world.

Fine Arts Students Earn 31 Scholastic Arts Awards

Congratulations to the following students honored with Scholastic Art Awards. Gold Key: Reagan Carlson, Reed Lotter, and Lauren Sparks; Silver Key: Harry DeWalt, Fina Dooley, Anna Mondy, Jack Owens Myers, John Neely, Jade Perrin, Lauren Sparks (2 awards), and Rachel Wollenburg. Honorable Mentions included Haley Avino, Fina Dooley, Haley Hiltzheimer, Julia McGoldrick (2 awards), John Neely (5 awards), Lauren Sparks (6 awards), Soren Watson, and Rachel Wollenburg (2 awards). 

National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to six seniors for their commendation from the National Merit Scholarship program. Our six commended students earned scores on the 2020-2021 PSAT that placed them within the top 5% of all juniors who took last year's exam. From left to right: Pete Thangtaveekool, Ethan Wheelock, Alexis Almeida, Haley Avino, Langston Bass, and John Neely. Well done, Hornets!

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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