The Savannah Country Day School

Service Through Knowledge and Character
Lower School

The Lower School Experience

Lower School is a unique opportunity for each child to discover his or her voice, talents and passions. Small classes, dedicated teachers and trained specialists encourage a culture of enthusiasm, energy and creativity. While each morning begins with the televised, student-run morning announcements, the days are varied with a blending of core classes and specials. Daily recess allows opportunities for student to unwind and spend time with classmates. Many of our students chose to partipate in the after-school program and get involved with a variety of clubs and activities.

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  • Lower School at a Glance

    • 53,000-square foot, LEED Certified building
    • Media center with Mac computer lab, along with additional sets of laptops and iPad carts for classroom use
    • Video production lab allows students to broadcast televised morning announcements
    • Science center featuring animal care center, student-centered garden, and greenhouse
    • Three full-time Learning Specialist Teachers
    • A full-time guidance counselor teaches all students, meets with groups and individuals, and is a resource for parents and faculty 
    • Daily recess and daily physical education
    • 10:1 Student:Teacher ratio
  • Leadership, Clubs & Organizations

    Student Council: Once a year, fifth graders have the opportunity to represent the student body as class officers. Elections are held in the fall and winter, with candidates addressing the Lower School prior to elections. 
    Safety Patrol: Fifth graders are able to assist younger students with morning carpool and classroom dropoff. 
    After-school organizations provide students with opportunities to continue to extend their curricular interests. Clubs and organizations include the Shrubs Eco-Team and Math Team. In addition, after-school activities include soccer, Snapology LEGO team, tennis, Kids with Clay, Abrakadoodle Ballroom Fitness, Cooking and Taekwondo.
    Community Service Projects allow students to give back to our community at large and teach our younger Hornets to care for those without a voice. Opportunities range from our Junior K students baking homemade dog treats for the Humane Society to our older students organizing a peanut butter drive for Second Harvest Food Bank. 
  • Specials

    In addition to the core curriculum, Country Day offers a multitude of robust classes beginning in Junior Kindergarten, each taught by dedicated specialists. Offerings include Science, Spanish, Art, Music, Physical Education, Guidance and Technology/Media.
    Chorus is introduced in third grade, and strings and drama are also introduced in fourth grade.
  • Support Services

    The Lower School Counseling Program is developmentally, proactively based.
    • Classroom guidance- by counselor. Programs are offered on a developmentally appropriate basis and include:
      • Internet safety,
      • personal safety,
      • healthy choices (drug, alcohol and tobacco Prevention),
      • listening skills,
      • making and keeping friends,
      • conflict resolution,
      • problem solving skills,
      • empathy,
      • respect and peer pressure refusal skills.
    • Small group Counseling- On an “as needed” basis, is problem centered/ growth centered.
    • Counseling individual Students- To help guide students toward productive action at school and at home and assist students in problem solving.
    • Consultation- Working with teachers, parents, administrators and other educational specialists.