Another successful mini-mester is in the books! While some of our Middle School students explored the fascinating and dynamic ecology of the Georgia coastline, most students immersed themselves in experiential learning right here on campus! From yoga to fencing, culinary adventures, sailing, choreography 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.
Except during infancy, there is no stage of life when young people go through more changes in such a short time — and in every aspect of their lives. Our program is designed to develop students' specific knowledge and skills, yet it has a larger mission to inculcate healthy habits of mind, heart, and action. At Savannah Country Day, we offer our Middle Schoolers opportunities to grow confidently as individuals. We understand how important it is for our students to feel safe and have a sense of belonging or a place where they can openly express themselves without feeling exposed or embarrassed. We want our students to learn how to handle small setbacks and failures and celebrate humbly when they find great success. Students are encouraged to explore as many things as possible to discover their place and uncover their true passions.
In the Middle School at Country Day, we want to encourage your children to try new things and stretch their boundaries academically and socially—we want them to learn to be comfortable in their own skin and to celebrate who they are and what they are passionate about."jeremy hammond, head of middle school
Our faculty understand that interacting with such curious, energetic students requires patience, humor, and sensitivity. Middle School teachers must simultaneously challenge and nurture, encourage independence, provide structure, and reach curricular objectives while meeting each child’s needs. Essentially, the Middle School program must address the complex nature of adolescence in a supportive academic environment – one that makes the transition from Lower School to Upper School and from childhood to young adulthood as rewarding and productive as possible.
The Middle School offers its students a wide array of co-curricular activities. Virtually every teacher sponsors some club, activity, or sport.
Students attending the After School Program will find a distraction-free environment in which to complete homework and possibly time to relax following a structured day.
Our faculty advisors serve as advocates to a small group of students assigned to him or her at the beginning of each school year. Each week, students meet with their advisors to discuss both personal and academic-related topics.
Mini-mester is an amazing week of learning without worrying about grades -- experiential learning at its best.
Eighth grade students have the opportunity to participate in a five-day Outward Bound excursion in the Florida Everglades’ Ten Thousand Islands.
The Middle School Counseling Program nurtures and supports students during this transitional stage through a multifaceted program.
1:1 Apple iPad program fosters collaboration, creativity and problem-solvingInnovative, talented, and knowledgeable faculty. 65% possess master’s degreesTeacher-to-student ratio: 1:7Two full-time and one part-time Learning SpecialistsTwo full-time school counselors supervise an extensive advisor/advisee program and helps students adjust to adolescenceA diverse array of clubs from Beekeeping and Robotics to the Diversity Club and Quiz Bowl