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Welcome to the Savannah Christian Lower School!

Beyond living out our mission to develop the whole person to the glory of God, the lower school strives to develop students who:

  • know how to learn and
  • love to learn!

We know that we are developing students to thrive in a world of jobs that may not even exist today. Therefore, we want to teach them to think critically, collaborate with others, and persevere through challenges.

At the same time, we want to develop a love of learning in each student. After leaving us in the lower school, we hope they go on to be a lifelong learner who is actively engaged in the world around them.

We build the know-how to learn and the love of learning through providing students with classroom teachers that exemplify these two qualities. We know that learning within a positive and nurturing environment allows students to meet their potential and develop their strengths. Learning happens through hands-on experiences, balanced literacy, and active learning.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family at Savannah Christian.

It’s a great day to be a Raider!

Principal
Becky Knight

Assistant Principal
Suzette Sprinkel

(912) 721-2140
 lowerschool@savcps.com

National Blue Ribbon School
Savannah Christian Prep Lower School—A National School of Excellence, 2011

After School Activity Program (ASAP)

Savannah Christian Preparatory Lower School is pleased to offer many afternoon activities through our After School Activity Program (ASAP).  Students can participate in activities like gymnastics, dance, cooking, languages, soccer, art, karate, engineering, and robotics. There is something for everyone!  Activities take place in four different sessions throughout the year for six weeks at a time. Read below to see the offerings of the current session.

Registration for session four will be available beginning February 26 and will close March 11.

No changes or refunds will be made after March 11, 2020.

Session Dates
Mondays March 30, April 6, 20, 27, May 4, 11
Tuesdays March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5 (Cooking dates are different)
Wednesdays April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6 (Cooking dates are different)
Thursdays April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7
Register

Monday

Scoops Lacrosse Pre-K-3rd

Scoops Lacrosse is a movement and lacrosse education program for children in grades Pre-K through 3rd grade.  The classes will feature 45 minutes of FUN games that will increase the effectiveness of your child moving in general space as well as learning basic lacrosse skills.  We supply lacrosse sticks, balls, and goals to maximize participation for everybody involved in the program. Students will be split Pre-K-K and 1st-3rd.

Director: Dustin White

Grades: PreK-3rd

Time: 2:45-3:30 pm

Place: Lower School Playground Area

Min/Max: 3/30 students

Cost: $90 per session

Happy Feet Dance - Pre-K-K

Dance Instruction for girls and boys! Classes include Ballet, Tap, Pre-Jazz and Jazz. We will have a recital at Christmas and at the end of the school year. Mrs. Silver will give you information on class attire as well as shoes. Dance is a year long program. You will need to register for each session. Monday’s class will be for grades PreK-K and all beginners in dance (students with NO dance experience).

Director: Mrs. Tania Silver

Grades: PreK-K and ALL beginners

Time: 2:45-4:15 pm

Place: Building 6 East (Mrs. Caruther’s room)

Min/Max: 10/13 students per group

Cost: $100 per session

Snapology 1st-5th

Animation Studio: Who doesn’t love an action-packed animation movie that brings our favorite toys to life? In Snapology’s Animation Studio program, students get to do more than just enjoy those movies, they get to create them! In this technical program, children will work in teams to learn the fundamentals of stop motion animation and develop their own animated movie starring some of their favorite LEGO® mini-figures! Students will go through the entire movie making process with their filming partner, from plot development and set design to detailed visual and audio editing. We know they will have a blast!

Director:  Jennifer Edgar

Grades:  1st-5th Grade

Time:  2:45-3:45 pm

Place: Building 6

Min/Max: 6/16

Cost: $130 per session

Tuesday

Golf Squad K-5th

Golf Squad at SCPS is for both new and continuing students and provides weekly opportunities for your child to learn the technical swing mechanics (i.e. putting, chipping, full swing,etc.) as well as the social skills required to enjoy golf, the clubs, and golf course (i.e. vocabulary, etiquette, rules, history, etc.) all under the instruction of an LPGA or PGA Professional. Golf is a sport students can enjoy for life, so start early and start now…boys and girls!  Even if your child already plays, it is great to enjoy weekly, convenient lessons from the pros. 

Director: Chili Coleman/LPGA or PGA Professionals~ Gordon Gnann

Grades: K-5th

Time: 2:45-3:45

Place: Behind Bldg 7 (LS WEST) drive around to Middle School (pick up in between MS and LS playground)

Min/Max: 10/15

Cost:  $150.00  per session

Pooler Karate

Our karate programs are support students learning to set goals, and focus on both the mental and physical side of martial arts. As a parent, you have found the right tool to help mold your child into a responsible adult through positive reinforcement. Our goal is to help arm your child with self-confidence and discipline to help them deal with peer pressure and stress. Our martial arts is largely centered around self-defense. Students will receive a uniform the first time they are signed up. They will wear this uniform for every session they attend (please write your student’s name in uniform)

Director:  Carson Fortner (Owner of Pooler Karate)

Grades: K- 5th   (boys and girls)

Time: 2:45-4:00 pm

Place: SCPS Lower School Gym

Min/Max: 10/15

Cost: $150 per session

Adventures in Cooking

Children will be given the opportunity to practice using mottlers, squeezers, measuring, peeling and much, much more.  The students get clear direction from Mrs. Janis on step by step themed meals.  They will learn to cook by hands-on teaching and at the end of the class they will get to enjoy the foods they created.  Register early because this class fills up fast!

Director:  Mrs. Janis Encapera

Grades: K-5th

Time:  2:45- 4:30 pm

Place: Teacher Workroom (near Lower School East/Front Office)

Min/Max:  10/14 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES: March 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28 (5 weeks)

Kids Spanish Exchange PreK-5th

Our immersion Spanish classes use play to teach children Spanish, while simultaneously encouraging them to use what they’re learning in real-time interactions.  When children are having fun, learning comes naturally!

Director: Jennifer Morrison

Grades: PreK-5th

Time: 2:45- 3:45 pm

Place: Building 6

Max: 8 students

Cost: $135 per session

Learn to speak French with "Frame Languages"

Bonjour and Welcome to the after school French Language Program offered at SCPS.  We cordially invite all students from the lower school to share with us the unforgettable experience of learning to speak French in a fun way with a focus on a very important aspect of the language: “pronunciation”.  We will be learning the different sounds through songs, games and activities.  Students will learn to understand what they hear and respond to it. Until the age of 12 the vocal cords are able to produce all sounds in all languages and retain that ability for life.  Take a step to enrich your childs’ education and broaden their horizons by enrolling them in the French program.

Director:  Mrs. Maya Antoun

Grades: Pre-k-5th

Time:  2:45-4:00 pm

Place: Building 6

Min/Max: 3/12  students

Cost: $125 per session

Wednesday

Adventures in Cooking

Children will be given the opportunity to practice using mottlers, squeezers, measuring, peeling and much, much more. The students get clear direction from Mrs. Janis on step by step themed meals. They will learn to cook by hands-on teaching and at the end of the class they will get to enjoy the foods they created. Register early because this class fills up fast!

Director:  Mrs. Janis Encapera

Grades: K-5th

Time:  2:45- 4:30 pm

Place: Teacher Workroom (near Lower School Front Office)

Min/Max:  10/14 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES:  April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (5 weeks)

Snapology PreK-K

Discovering Dinosaurs– Your little learner will explore the prehistoric world while they construct their way through all things dinosaur! Your child will be too busy exploring the differences and similarities between a Tyrannosaurus and a Triceratops to realize that they are gaining critical social, motor, and developmental skills.

Director:  Jennifer Edgar

Grades: PreK-K

Place: Building 6

Time:  2:45-3:45

Min/Max: 6/16 students

Cost: $130 per session

Art Workshop- 3rd-5th

We will be exploring a variety of media, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and screen printing. Each workshop/session will be new, different and exciting! Pick up is outside of Akins carpool.  Mrs. Gray will walk students out when class is over.

Director:  Michelle Gray, SCPS LS Art Teacher

Grades:  3rd-5th

Time:  2:45-4:15

Place:  SCPS LS Art room (Akins Bldg.)

Min/Max: 5/15 students

Cost:  $125 per session (supplies included)

Thursday

Happy Feet Dance- 1st-5th

Dance Instruction for girls and boys! Classes include Ballet, Tap, Pre-Jazz and Jazz. We will have a recital at Christmas and at the end of the school year. Information on class attire as well as shoes will come from the instructor after you are enrolled. Dance is a year long program. You will need to register for each session.  This class will be for ALL 1st-5th graders and ANY student with 2 years of dance experience.

Director: Mrs. Tania Silver

Grades: 1st-5th and students w/2 yrs experience

Time: 2:45- 4:15 pm

Place: Building 7 (Lower School West)

Min/Max: 10/13 students per group

Cost: $100 per session

Sweet Feet Soccer

Sweet Feet Soccer is a movement and soccer education program for children in grades Pre-K through 2nd grade.  The classes will feature 45 minutes of FUN games that will increase the effectiveness of your child moving in general space as well as learning basic soccer skills.  We will supply all of the equipment for FUN and LEARNING to occur.  Our classes take place on the SCPS Lower School playground area.

Director: Courtney Cawley

Grades:  PreK-2nd

Time:  2:45-3:30

Place: SCPS Lower School Playground

Min/Max:  3/30 students

Cost: $90 per session

Art Workshop- Kindergarten-2nd

We will be exploring a variety of media, which may include drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry and screen printing.  Each workshop/session will be new, different and exciting! Pick up is at the Akins carpool.  Mrs. Gray will walk students out when class is over.

Director:  Michelle Gray, SCPS LS Art Teacher

Grades:  K-2nd

Time:  2:45-4:15 pm

Place:  SCPS Lower School Art Room (Akins Bldg.)

Min/Max: 5/15 students

Cost: $125 per session (supplies included)

No two children are alike nor do they learn the same way. Savannah Christian Lower School nurtures the child who exhibits learning differences, using data to target needs and a wide variety of strategies to promote understanding. We also celebrate victories!

Learning Support Center

The Learning Resource Center provides daily instruction in the areas of Reading, Spelling and Math. Children are referred for this service by the classroom teacher or parent. Data is used to identify specific needs and a plan is developed to target those areas. A capable and compassionate teacher works with each child, individually or in a small group, for at least 45 minutes daily. Children “graduate” from this program as soon as targeted goals are met!

Learning Support Center

Counseling

In an effort to work together to help each SCPS student in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade develop to the glory of God, each Lower School campus has a group of amazing volunteer parents who meet with the Lower School administration monthly.  A full calendar of events, supported by a plethora of parent committees who work in tandem with what the teachers are teaching, helps to create a full-orbed curriculum for each grade level.  True fellowship is enjoyed by all.

PTF Sponsored Events

Parents lend their enthusiastic support to make possible many special experiences for our children. Among their numerous services, they play a key role in the learning activities for Georgia Day, the games for Super Saturday and the warm welcome we give to guests and special friends for Grandparents’ Days.

Endless Support

The PTF makes possible a rich learning environment for our youngsters.  Most recently this vital arm of the school has supported classroom instruction by funding two carts with 48 chromebooks, to be used by students in Grades 3, 4 and 5!  They also assisted in making possible 25 new computers for the Computer Lab and provided an iPad for each teacher!  Our parents are a key to the amazing progress made by our children and the support felt by our teachers.