Service Learning

At Savannah Country Day, each student lives by the motto, Service Through Knowledge and Character. That’s why community service is an essential component in the education of each Savannah Country Day student.

Service learning gives students the chance to see beyond themselves and their close-knit families and groups of friends to see the larger world of which they are a part. Community service experience also serves to reinforce what is learned in the classroom.

But service isn’t a requirement. It’s an expectation. And our students never fail to meet that expectation. Whether it’s organizing a blood drive and then lining up to donate, or traveling over spring break to build houses with Habitat for Humanity, our students treat their community service commitments with the same determination and professionalism that they treat their studies.

And just as the rewards reaped from diligent study and high academic performance are many, so are those reaped from helping others. Perhaps even greater, if you ask our students.

Service Learning News

Michael Grandy Raises Funds for Boys & Girls Club

Senior Michael Grandy recently presented a $5,000 check to John Brooks, Chair of the Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club. Over the past several months, Michael raised funds by establishing a website and a go-fund-me account. The $5,000 raised will go towards the Boys & Girls Club purchase of football equipment and uniforms for more than 100 inner-city children. Michael comments, "I wholeheartedly support Frank Callen Boys & Girls Club's mission of "enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. As a captain of my football team, I feel a responsibility to lead by example and support our community. Thank you to all who contributed, and I look forward to supporting my community in more ways in the future." 

Service Learning at The Little School

Prior to Thanksgiving, The Little School students focused on service learning as part of their lesson on giving thanks. These Hornets assembled bags of goodies to distribute to the individuals who work so hard to keep our campus safe, clean and beautiful. Thank you for all you do for Country Day!

Students Practice Civic Engagement on Election Day

We are SO PROUD of the 21 Upper School students who served as official poll workers on Election Day. The students helped ensure the orderly operations of the election process while learning the importance of civic engagement. Way to go, Hornets!!

Fellows Legacy Garden

Our Institute of Atlantic Studies class is thrilled to have a dedicated garden space for their study of native vegetables! Thanks to West Construction Company and WCC superintendent Rock Belanger for making it happen! We look forward to seeing how the Fellows Legacy Garden grows and evolves!

Student Service Recognized

Congratulations to the Interact Service Club student members on their recognition during the fall. Rotary Club officers and SCDS alumni parents Capt. Lux Lakshman and Marjorie Young were on hand to applaud the service efforts accomplished in the club's inaugural year, including clothing drives, food drives, and campus beautification. The Interact Club is one of a multitude of service offerings in Country Day's Upper School. 

Service Learning Coordinators

Mrs. Courtney Aliotta

Titles: Lower School Lead Fourth Grade Teacher & Service Learning Co-Chair

Ms. Christine Hefner

Titles: Middle & Upper School Photography Teacher