The Little School

The Little School is an infant and early childhood learning center for children ages six months to four years old, located on the campus of Savannah Country Day School. Our early childhood educators create thematic-based lesson plans using the Georgia Early Learning and Developmental Standards (GELDS) to plan developmentally appropriate activities for their students.  Each young child participates in active, engaged play, whereby he/she learns to make wise choices and solve problems. The program meets the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional needs of each child through a variety of learning opportunities.

Little School students thrive within the daily routine of activities based on the philosophy that young children learn through play. Quality playtime is spent inside and out. Teachers plan regular field trips around campus allowing the children to enjoy Country Day's 65 acres, including the butterfly garden, organic vegetable garden, turtle pond, science and animal care center, and the various athletic fields and facilities.

At The Little School, our teachers, administration and families are a true community that supports and encourages each other with a mutual goal of providing a safe, nurturing and educational environment for the children."dr. pamela connor, head of the little school

Research shows that low teacher to child ratios are paramount in creating effective learning environments. Further, SCDS believes that lower ratios are much safer for young children. The staff works very closely with the parents to make the transition from home to school smooth and enjoyable. Teachers communicate with parents on a daily basis to inform the parents of the child’s progress. Parents are encouraged to be involved with the school throughout the year to make it a very special place for their child.

The Little School is open year-round (August through the following July), except for some Federal Holidays and at the end of July for cleaning and Teacher Prep Week. The hours of operation are from 7:15 am until 5:45 pm, Monday through Friday.

New applications are received and accepted according to the following priority: 1. SCDS faculty and staff; 2. SCDS families and alumni; 3. new applicants. In the event that space is not available, families will be invited to join the waiting pool. Registration for each new school year takes place in February. Where space allows, The Little School may register a new student at any time during the school year.

While attending The Little School does not guarantee acceptance to Country Day's Junior Kindergarten, The Little School works diligently to ensure that the students are well prepared for the application process.

The Little School News

Interact Club Lends a Hand on The Little School Playground

The Upper School’s Interact Club, modeled as a junior Rotary, set its sights on our own Little School for a very “hands-on” service project. Over the final weeks of school, club members dedicated their extra time to a restoration and beautification project of The Little School’s playground, starting with a hand and fingerprint art installation that is sure to brighten up the playground for years to come! 

Visiting The Little School

If you are interested in learning more about The Little School, we encourage you to contact Kim Hardage, Assistant Head at The Little School, at 912.961.8831 or khardage@savcds.org.

The Little School Tuition
Five days per week: $15,475 
Three days per week: $10,244
Two days per week: $7,165