The Savannah Country Day School

Service Through Knowledge and Character
In accordance with our mission, core beliefs, and strategic plan, we seek to foster and affirm a diverse and inclusive community at Savannah Country Day School.  Members of this community reflect varied and multi-faceted backgrounds and identities and acknowledge these differences with sensitivity and respect.  This community is critical to nurturing a sense of belonging in each student and inspiring lifelong intellectual and personal growth in all.

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  • Lower School

    Lower School students participate in monthly initiatives focused on cultural awareness, self-awareness and empathy. The 3rd-5th grade students put on an annual multi-cultural potluck. Students experience various food tastings, cultural traditions, games, and more.
  • Middle School

    Student Diversity Club: Middle School is an opportune place for students to foster and engage in dialogue related to Cultural Competency and Inclusion. This important dialogue brings awareness to issues in the Middle School and provides solutions and strategies to navigate these issues. 
  • Upper School

    Our Upper School club, Students Celebrating Diversity, gets together to bring awareness to the larger SCDS community. Every year we send with a cohort of students to the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference. Students Celebrating Diversity adhere to the following goals:
    - Educate ourselves and the greater community
    - Create an environment that welcomes open and honest dialogues among everyone
    - Emphasize empathy, tolerance, and acceptance
    - Work toward ending macro and microaggressions
  • Special Events

    • Larger, annual events include the Multicultural Potluck and the Lunar New Year dinner. All members of the SCDS community are encouraged to attend. 
    • Each year, a group of student leaders attended the annual NAIS People of Color Conference. 
    • In 2020, Country Day proudly hosted the inaugural LowCounty Diversity conference for regional schools. 

Meet Our Team

Leah Nestor
Director of Cultural Competency and Inclusion
Upper School Cultural Competency Coordinator

Mary Barron
Lower School Cultural Competency Coordinator
David Nash
Middle School Cultural Competency Coordinator

Jessica Bishop
Middle School Cultural Competency Coordinator