At Savannah Country Day, the Fine & Performing Arts program exposes students to visual art, general music, choral music, jazz band, theatre, drama, photography, orchestra, and technology-based visual arts. Much of the program is performance and studio–based, culminating in exhibits and performances by individual groups as well as performances and exhibits collaboratively produced by the whole department. Class instruction focuses on process, the enhancement of technical skills, communication, performance skills, art criticism, and aesthetic awareness with reference to historical and cultural perspectives. Instruction is augmented by supplementary reading, research, discussion, technology, and exposure to professional artists and performing groups.

Our talented Fine Arts instructors work to develop the student’s ability to access, interpret, and evaluate imagery, movement, and sound; develop visual/spatial/hearing intelligence; and to build a life-long appreciation and understanding of the arts. Both independent and ensemble work is encouraged to develop self-reliance and confidence and to offer opportunities for social interaction and ethical development. Opportunities exist for student growth through local, state, and national festivals; conferences; and competitions. Students are offered a variety of formal, expressive, and technical experiences with the arts in grades kindergarten through twelve, with traditional Fine Arts Nights serving as cumulative performance assessments.

Arts Events

Oct 19 & Oct 20:
US One-Act Play

November 9-11:   
MS Play

November 15:
MS Fine Arts Night

Nov 30:
US Fine Arts Night - Gallery Show & Performances

Dec 3:
Holiday Concert

Dec 7:
LS Strings and Drama

Dec 13:
LS Music Concert

Feb 22- 24:
US Musical

March 13:
LS Strings and Drama

April 4 & 5:
US Play

April 10:
US Fine Arts Night - Gallery Show & Performances

May 2-4:
MS Musical

May 9:
MS Fine Arts Night - Gallery Show & Performances

May 22:
LS Music Concert


Arts News

Mark your calendar: Peter and the Starcatcher

Mark your calendar for the Upper School production of Peter and the Starcatcher, a play based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The play provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs Darling, Tinker Bell, and Hook, and serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy. Show dates and times are Thursday, October 19 (7 pm curtain) and Friday, October 20 (5 pm curtain). Tickets will go on sale the week of October 2.