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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 Our Recent Grads Say

WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW

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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!

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. 

West Point Appointment

Senior Timo Moeller recently received an appointment to West Point after being nominated by Representative Buddy Carter. The U.S. Military Academy at West Point's mission is "to educate, train, and inspire the Corps of Cadets so that each graduate is a commissioned leader of character committed to the values of Duty, Honor, Country and prepared for a career of professional excellence and service to the Nation as an officer in the United States Army." Receiving such an appointment requires dedication to academics and physical fitness, as well as a high degree of patriotism. Congratulations, Timo!

School-Wide Day of Service

What an incredible morning of service learning in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service! On Wednesday, Jan. 10, Country Day students — from The Little School to 12th grade — collaborated with nearly 30 Savannah-based non-profit organizations for a range of community service activities, both on-campus and off. From making dog treats for One Love Animal Rescue to stocking shelves at Over the Moon Diaper Bank, our Hornets truly embodied the School's mission today — "Service through Knowledge and Character." You can find more photos of today's projects on the SCDS Facebook page

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!

Livingston Hall Ribbon-Cutting

On Friday, January 5, we were thrilled to host a ribbon-cutting and open house for Livingston Hall, the School’s new 6,000 sq.ft. student support center.

Livingston Hall, which dates back to 1956 as one of the School’s original campus buildings, underwent a complete interior renovation to create a dedicated building for Upper and Middle School student support. The new building includes the Waters Learning Support Center for differentiated learning, including six Learning Support Specialist offices and six student-teacher collaboration spaces. Other building features include the Center for Counseling & Student Wellness, the Cultural Competency & Inclusion office, a learning commons area, and a collaborative learning classroom featuring the latest technology inspired by higher education.

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!

Special Visitor Ambassador (ret.) Ronald Neumann

Ambassador (ret.) Ronald E. Neumann, the sitting President of the American Academy of Diplomacy, spoke to AP World History students about his tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, and Bahrain. Ambassador Neumann shared stories about his time at each post as well as offered advice about careers in foreign service. Students asked the Ambassador questions about current global conflicts and gained insight as to how a diplomat approaches complex situations. In addition to the many accolades accorded to Ambassador Neumann for his work in diplomacy, he was also an Army infantry officer in Vietnam and holds a Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge. Thank you to Ambassador Neumann for visiting with our students!

One Act Play Wins State Championship

On November 18, the theatre department of Savannah Country Day School won the GHSA One-Act Play State Championship with their production of Peter and the Starcatcher. The 3A competition was held at Buford High School, with eight region champs competing for the state title. In addition to the championship win, individual awards included Best Actress Mollie Macfayden and All-Star cast Daniel Bosch and Ben Templeton.

 “The dedication, focus, and determination of the entire cast and crew made this possible,” commented James Venhaus, Upper School Theatre Arts Teacher and Director of Fine and Performing Arts. “You never know what the judges will do, so we kept our focus on serving the script and telling the audience a story that was entertaining and, at times, deeply moving. This is the first One Act-Play State Championship in school history, and  I couldn't be more proud of these students and of our school for supporting us every step of the way."

National Honor Society Inductees

On the morning of November 8, Country Day proudly inducted 56 students into the National Honor Society! 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. Inductees include Class of 2024: Devin Beauchamp, Eva Beauchamp, Sam Bueno, Aidan Dunne, Caleb Pine , Liv Posey and Leiden van Abshoven. Class of 2025: Ayo Ajayi, Ramon Barboa, Turner Birthisel, Daniel Bosch, Dan Bradley, Agnes Brown, Chase Buerger, Hannah Burt, Mary Margaret Carroll, Miles Carson, Jack Day, Lanning Drey, Jackson Ezelle, Thomas Federowicz, Jade Flood, Ian Foose, Shane Ross Glisson, Ella Haas, Parker Hall, Will Harmon, Collin Harris, Gracie Henneman, Hyers Holland, Jack Lovell, Mollie MacFadyen, Anne Mandel, Nik Manocha, Feriby McCorkle, Lane Middleton, Ana Miller, Barton Mixon, McKade Neal, Elizabeth Perry, John Morgan Peters, Isabella Picone, James Rhodes, Ian Rogers, Daisy Salyer, Drew Salyer, Henley Schivera, Andrew Semones, Mary Elizabeth Semones, Philip Slatinsky, Raphael Stanga, Harris Stone, Eliza Strong, Peter Thompson, Mary Mobley Varnadoe, and Emerson Wright. Congratulations, 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