The Savannah Country Day School

Service Through Knowledge and Character
Who We Are

The Country Day Difference

Savannah Country Day combines the best in traditional and progressive education to help each student reach his or her fullest potential. We are proud to be a family school with strong connections to the community and each other. We welcome students with open arms and open minds, always treasuring the energy, enthusiasm and creativity of each child.
Campus

  • 65-acre wooded, gated campus
  • 3 hard surface gymnasiums, track and cross country course, softball and baseball field, stadium for football and soccer, practice fields, tennis courts, weight room and outdoor activity areas
  • LEED Silver certified 53,000-sq. ft. Lower School building with media center and exceptional science facility
  • 29,000-sq.ft. Middle School building fetauring expansive classrooms, three science labs and Andrews Assembly Room, a 1,200-sq.ft. multi-purpose theater
  • Multiple Upper School buildings provide a collegiate feel, including Jelks auditorium, a full purposed fine arts theater
  • Campus store with stock ranging from official Country Day uniforms, Country Day merchandise and retail for day-to-day student needs
  • Charles Gay Library features shared learning spaces, computers labs and student lounge area
  • Inspiring outdoor learning spaces such as the Pangeae Garden, Butterfly Garden, the Country Day Bee Apiary and Shakespeare Garden.
  • Multiple campus computer labs with wifi access, advanced technology and educational resources

Individualized Attention & Support

  • Small student to teacher ratios: 10:1 in Lower School; 7:1 in Middle School; 6:1 in Upper School
  • SLD (Students with Learning Differences) program provides extra support and individualized instruction in all three divisions
  • Mid-morning tutorials, flex periods and after school extended learning initiatives allow teachers addtional time with students
  • Full-time guidance counselors within each division
  • Faculty advisors and grade level team leaders in Middle and Upper School not only guide students, but meet weekly to discuss student progress and needs

Dedicated Faculty & Staff

  • Professional Development program allows teachers to attend and present at national, regional and local education conferences and workshops
  • Faculty salaries and benefits are in the 85th percentile of Southern Association of Indepedent Schools's member schools
  • Our teachers are recruited nationwide and have an average of 21 years of experience and over 2/3 have advanced degrees

Character Education & Service

  • Starting in Lower School, students are engaged in conversations about compassion, loyalty, courage and forgiveness
  • Middle and Upper School Students are bounded by an Honor Code created by an Honor Council and faculty advisor
  • Peer guides assist newer and younger students, whether through our Safety Patrol that allows 5th grade students the opportunity to assist and mentor younger students or our cross divisional mentoring programs like SHARE or the "buddy" system
  • Projects benefitting charitable organizations and causes allow students to develop an appreciation and understanding of service towards others with examples like Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society, Relay for Life, Special Olympics and other local community oriented affiliations

Environmental Stewardship

  • One of only 12 independent schools in the nation to be recognized as an inaugural Green Ribbon School
  • Awarded the nation's first Green Flag by the World Wildlife Federation
  • LEED Silver-certified building features a 2,000-sq.ft. organic garden, four 250-gallon aquariums with varying salinity, a 2,000-gallonrain cistern roofing drainage system, native vegetation, low-usage plumbing, efficient HVAC and low-VOC paint and carpeting
  • Student-run gardens provide fresh produce and herbs to the school dining hall, as well as Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Campus recycling center supports school-wide recycling iniatives 
  • Extra-curricular clubs include the Lower School Eco-Action Team, the Middle School Bee Club and the Upper School TREE (The Real Environmental Enthusiasts Club)

Athletics & Physical Well-Being

  • Over 50 athletic teams (Varsity, JV, Middle School and 5th Grade) in offerings including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field and volleyball
  • Full time school nurse responsible for taking care of our students, as well as faculty and staff, who become ill or injured during school hours. The school nurse also maintains student health records, responding to medical emergencies, teaching health classes and administering medications. 
  • Over 70% of students eligble participate in an extra-curricular sport
  • Over 189 regional titles and 24 state titles
  • Daily Physical Education class in Lower and Middle School; Health class in Upper School
  • Daily recess in Lower School

Fine & Performing Arts

  • General music and art begin in Junior Kindergarten; drama is introduced in third gradea and strings in 4th grade
  • 12 dedicated arts faculty members
  • Offerings includes visual art, general music, choral music, jazz band, theatre, photography, orchestra and technology-based graphic arts
  • SCAD professors and visiting artists provide master classes and workshops
  • Jelks auditorium, a 400-seat theatre space