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.

Campus

  • 65-acre wooded, gated campus
  • 3 hard surface gymnasiums, all-weather track, cross country course, softball and baseball fields, stadium for football, soccer and lacrosse, practice fields, tennis courts, weight room, and outdoor activity areas
  • LEED Silver certified 53,000-sq. ft. Lower School building with media center and exceptional science facility featuring a 1,000-gallon aquarium
  • 29,000-sq.ft. Middle School building featuring expansive classrooms, three science labs and Andrews Assembly Room, a 1,200-sq.ft. multi-purpose theater
  • Multiple Upper School buildings provide a collegiate feel, including Jelks auditorium, a multi-purpose fine arts theater
  • The Little School features a nature-centric playground and outdoor learning environment
  • Campus store with stock ranging from official Country Day uniforms, Country Day merchandise, healthy snacks and retail for day-to-day student needs
  • Charles Gay Library features shared learning spaces, computers labs and student lounge area
  • Inspiring outdoor learning spaces such as the Morrison Pangaea Garden, Butterfly Garden, the Bog, the Country Day Bee Apiary and the Shakespeare Garden
  • Multiple campus computer labs with wifi access, advanced technology and educational resources

Individualized Attention & Support

  • Small student to teacher ratios: 10:1 in Lower School; 7:1 in Middle School; 6:1 in Upper School
  • SLD (Students with Learning Differences) program provides extra support and individualized skill-building in all three divisions
  • Mid-morning tutorials, flex periods, and after school extended learning initiatives allow teachers additional time with students
  • Full-time guidance counselors within each division
  • Faculty advisors and grade level team leaders in Middle and Upper School not only guide students, but meet weekly to discuss students' progress and needs

Dedicated Faculty & Staff

  • Professional Development program allows teachers to attend and present at national, regional, and local education conferences and workshops
  • Faculty salaries and benefits are in the 85th percentile of Southern Association of Independent Schools's member schools
  • Our teachers are recruited nationwide and have an average of 21 years of experience and over 90% have advanced degrees

Character Education & Service

  • Starting in Lower School, students are engaged in conversations about compassion, loyalty, courage, and forgiveness
  • Middle and Upper School Students are bound by an Honor Code administered by an Honor Council comprised of faculty advisors and elected students
  • Peer guides assist newer and younger students, whether through our Safety Patrol that allows 5th grade students the opportunity to assist and mentor younger students or our cross-divisional mentoring programs like SHARE or the "buddy" system
  • Projects benefitting charitable organizations and causes allow students to develop an appreciation and understanding of service towards others with examples like Second Harvest, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, Relay for Life, Special Olympics and other local community-oriented affiliations
  • 20 major service opportunities are available from junior kindergarten to senior year

Environmental Stewardship

  • One of only 12 independent schools in the nation to be recognized as an inaugural Green Ribbon School
  • Awarded the nation's first Green Flag by the World Wildlife Federation
  • LEED Silver-certified building features a 2,000-sq.ft. organic garden, four 250-gallon aquariums with varying salinity, a 2,000-gallon rain cistern roofing drainage system, native vegetation, low-usage plumbing, efficient HVAC and low-VOC paint and carpeting
  • Student-run gardens provide fresh produce and herbs to the school dining hall, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Campus recycling center supports school-wide recycling initiatives 
  • Extra-curricular clubs include the Lower School Eco-Action Team, the Middle School Bee Club and the Upper School TREE (The Real Environmental Enthusiasts) Club

Athletics & Physical Well-Being

  • Over 50 athletic teams (Varsity, JV, Middle School, and 5th Grade) in offerings including baseball, basketball, clay target, cheerleading, cross country, football, flag football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, and volleyball
  • Two school nurses responsible for taking care of our students, as well as faculty and staff, who become ill or injured during school hours. The school nurses also maintain student health records, respond to medical emergencies, teach health classes, and administer medications. The nursing staff also partners with a Physician Advisory Committee to establish protocols during extraordinary medical circumstances, such as the COVID pandemic. 
  • 80% of Upper and Middle School students participate in an athletic offering
  • Over 189 regional titles and 24 state titles
  • Daily Physical Education class in Lower and Middle School; Health class in Upper School
  • Daily recess in Lower School

Fine & Performing Arts

  • General music and art begin in Junior Kindergarten; drama is introduced in third grade and strings in 4th grade
  • 12 dedicated arts faculty members
  • Offerings include visual art, general music, choral music, jazz band, theatre, photography, orchestra, and technology-based graphic arts
  • SCAD professors and visiting artists provide master classes and workshops
  • Jelks Auditorium, a 380+-seat theatre multi-use facility
Outdoor Campus - Large tree with students walking