The Savannah Country Day School

Service Through Knowledge and Character
Upper School
The Upper School at Savannah Country Day school endeavors to create an environment in which each student can find an area to shine.  While all students will benefit from our rigorous college preparatory curriculum, we don’t limit our pursuit of excellence to the classroom.  The typical Country Day upper school student is not only serious in the classroom, but also eager to make an impact on the playing fields of the school and/or on the stage or in the art studio.  In fact, most Country Day students find ways to balance all three aspects of school life:  the Academic, the Athletic, and the Artistic.
Our skilled faculty fosters in our students a desire to know more, and to ask the questions that will help them achieve their goals.  It is only by teaching students to formulate their own questions that they will grow as lifelong and self-sufficient learners, and that is our goal as a school.  While we are preparing students to be successful in college and in life, we are also preparing them to be the sorts of citizens who will carry our region and nation forward.  Country Day student will be the leaders of the next generation, and by encouraging critical thinking, creative problem solving, and independence of thought, the Upper School helps to form these leaders.
Our class sizes allow students and teachers to interact in meaningful ways, and for families to be part of the learning process.  Because our teachers love to learn, our students follow that lead and grow to understand that it is the process that is most critical, in addition to simply measuring the output.  We engage with all that the world has to offer, but in a meaningful way.  While we are on the technological cutting edge, we work to ensure that technology serves our curriculum and goals, rather than the reverse.  We want our students to use all the tools at their disposal, and it is our responsibility to engage them in this regard.
We use our campus extensively, realizing that sometimes the best classroom is our entire campus, or the marshes of the Coastal Empire.  In short, we use all of the resources at our disposal to create meaningful educational opportunities for all of our students, and to help them find their particular passions both in and out of the classroom.

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  • Upper School Objectives

    • To promote intellectual growth by maintaining high scholastic standards, a flexible curriculum and a class size that permits close teacher-pupil relationships and individual instruction.
    • To foster personal development by helping each child develop strong moral values and a positive self-image; 
    • To foster social development by insisting upon respect for the needs and rights of others and by providing opportunities for leadership and service; 
    • To foster physical development by encouraging sound nutrition and good health habits and encouraging participation in individual and team sports; and 
    • To foster the development of an aesthetic sensibility by offering varied opportunities for creative self-expression and providing instruction in the history and theory of the arts.

Meet the Upper School Office

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  • Photo of Jonathan Day

    Mr. Jonathan Day , Sr. 

    Head of Upper School
    (912) 961-8681
    Louisiana State University - M.S.
    University of Georgia - B.S.
  • Photo of Margaret Haston

    Ms. Margaret Haston 

    Director of Counseling/Upper School Counselor
    (912) 961-8676
    University of Georgia - M.Ed. in Professional Counseling
    Northwestern University - B.S.
  • Photo of Kayla Johnson

    Mrs. Kayla Johnson 

    Upper School Administrative Assistant
    University of Arkansas - M.A.
    Louisiana Tech University - B.A.

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