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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.

Student Service Trips

Savannah Country Day has recently partnered with Shoulder-to-Shoulder, a non-profit that partners with schools around the country, to create dynamic, experiential summer courses that focus on service and global citizenship. Students serve “shoulder-to-shoulder”, in both international and domestic locations, with expert non-profit leaders and their communities and work directly on projects to make a long-lasting impact. All interested Savannah Country Day students should contact Rob Curran or Christine Hefner for more information.




Country Day Welcomes Guest Speaker Joshua Coombes, founder of #DoSomethingForNothing

As part of National Homelessness Awareness Month, we welcomed guest speaker Joshua Coombes, founder of a movement called #DoSomethingForNothing. In 2015, Mr. Coombs began cutting hair for people living on the street and sharing the before/after photos on Instagram as a vehicle to share people’s stories.

Today, Coombes continues his efforts, working on the streets in new countries, humanizing the issue of homelessness globally, including fundraisers to help individuals that he meets.

Thank you to Mr. Coombes for sharing #DoSomethingForNothing with our students!

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