The Savannah Country Day School

Service Through Knowledge and Character
Admission

Tuition & Affordability

Country Day recognizes that while our families view tuition as an important investment in their children's future, it is a stretch for many. The School is committed to supporting qualified students regardless of a family’s ability to pay the full cost of tuition. While a Country Day tuition ranges from $14,370 to $19,750, the average cost of educating a student is much higher. Thankfully, our parents, grandparents, alumni and other donors continue investing in the future of the School to offset the difference through philanthropic efforts such as The Fund for Country Day and Endowments. 

In addition to three flexible payment plans, Country Day offers need-based financial aid, the Jane Philbrick Merit Scholarship and the Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund. Additional information can be found below. 

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  • Tuition Payment Plans

    Early Payment Discount Plan
    A tuition discount of 1.5% is offered for complete payment of the year’s tuition on or before May 1.                                                  

    Two Payments (Semester Plan)
    Two Payment Plan (One-half tuition due July 15, balance due December 1), no interest. 

    Ten Payments 
    10 month payment plan managed by FACTS Management Company.  

    Limited need-based financial aid is available for Country Day families in JK-12th grades. 
    Students are accepted for admission and are notified of acceptance before financial aid is offered.
  • Need-Based Financial Aid

    The purpose of the financial aid program is to enroll qualified students who could not otherwise afford to attend, thus maximizing the strength of the student body. On average, more than 20% of our students receive some level of financial aid, with an average grant ranging between $4,500 - $13,500.
     
    All financial aid awards are made on the basis of a family’s demonstrated need. Country Day follows the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Principals of Good Practice for financial aid. All requesting financial aid will adhere to the procedures of the School and Students Services (SSS) by NAIS. The Financial Aid Committee evaluates the results of the Parent Financial Statement (PFS) filed through SSS. The Committee then determines whether aid is granted and how much aid to grant. Country Day is not always able to meet the full demonstrated need as indicated on the Parent Report for all families. All information is confidential and limited to review by The Financial Aid Committee. Our financial aid application is separate from the admission application and is not a factor in admissions decisions.
  • The Jane Philbrick Scholarship

    The Jane Philbrick Scholarship
    The Jane Philbrick Scholarship is a merit-based, four-year partial scholarship awarded periodically to a maximum of four ninth grade students new to Savannah Country Day School.  The students must demonstrate a personal commitment to excellence inside the classroom and beyond. Application process:  To be considered for the 2019-2020 school year, interested students must submit a completed application by January 15, 2019.  Students selected as finalists for the scholarship will be scheduled for an interview on Saturday, February 23, 2019.  Winners will be notified in early March. Please click here for application details.
  • The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund

    The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund
    Created in November 2001 by The Goizueta Foundation.  Roberto Goizueta, the late chairman and chief executive office of the Coca-Cola Co., established this foundation in 1992.  Its goal is “to assist organizations that empower individuals and families through educational opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.”  Savannah Country Day School was awarded $400,000 to provide need-based scholarship assistance to Latina/Hispanic and/or Latino/Hispanic  students. 

Tuition for 2018-2019

Jr. K and Kindergarten:  $14,370
First - Fifth Grades  $17,025
Sixth - Twelfth Grades $19,750

Tuition includes lunch.

The Little School
(serving children six weeks through four years):

5 days/week: $13,700
3 days/week: $8,655
2 days/week: $6,029

Please note: Financial aid is not avaiable for The Little School.