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Savannah Christian Preparatory School - Lower School

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

 Chatham Parkway (912) 721-2140
 lowerschool@savcps.com

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

The curriculum incorporates programs in Reading, Phonics, and Math that challenge the most capable learners.  Writing is emphasized as an essential skill.  Children are taught keyboarding skills beginning in first grade and they also learn to write in cursive in second grade.  Science and Social Studies are taught through the use of textbooks, field trips, research projects, technology, and the STEAM Enrichment Program.

Opportunities for Acceleration

Opportunities for acceleration are given to children at every grade level.  While the curriculum is appropriately challenging, there is a sensitivity to the needs of the child who is ready for more. Every grade level offers the opportunity for accelerated reading, using books that take them above grade level.  Likewise, spelling lessons incorporate above grade level words and math is enhanced by the use of digital programs and accelerated instruction.

Enrichment Program Specialists

Specialists in the fields of Art, Music, STEAM, Computer, Physical Education and Media provide a wealth of experiences for Lower School students, beginning with Pre-Kindergarten.  Each teacher is an expert in his/her field.  A host of strategies and resources are brought into the classroom, making both teaching and learning a delight.

Registration is now closed!

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. If you would like to register your student, select the Sign-Up tab below. Payment will be applied to your FACTS account after the session begins. Please call the Lower School Office with questions at (912) 721-2140.

Registration Ends October 17th. Please note that NO changes in registration or refunds will be made after October 18th.

Session Two Dates
Mondays October 29, November 5, 26, December 3, 10, 17
Tuesdays October 30, November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11
Wednesdays October 31, November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12
Thursdays November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13
Fridays October 26, November 2, 9, 30, December 7, 14

Monday

Scoops Lacrosse

Scoops Lacrosse is a movement and lacrosse education program for children from 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 lacrosse skills. We supply lacrosse sticks, balls, and goals to maximize participation for everybody involved in the program.

Director: Brad Nein, Ed. D (CEO Sweet Feet Soccer)
Grades: PK-2nd
Time: 2:45-3:30 pm
Place: Lower School Playground Area
Min/Max: 3/30 students
Cost: $90 per session

Happy Feet Dance- PK and K Students

Dance Instruction for girls and boys! Classes include Ballet, Tap, Pre-Jazz and Jazz. We will have a recital at the end of the school year. Mrs. Silver will give you information on class attire as well as shoes.

Director: Mrs. Tania Silver
Grades: Pk-2nd
Time: 2:45-4:15 pm
Place: Building 6
Min/Max: 10/13 students per group
Cost: $100 per session

Snapology

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Your child will become a Snapology patriot as they build their training camp, Navy flags, design their own Air Force jet, and Coast Guard boats. Who said kids can’t join the military and support military personnel? Be all you can be with Snapology!

Director: Jennifer Edgar
Grades: 1st-5th
Time: 2:45-3:45 pm
Place: Building 6
Min/Max: 6/16
Cost: $130

Tuesday

Pooler Karate

Our Karate programs are goal intended and focus on both the mental and physical side of martial arts. If you are 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 on self-defense. Uniform included in the cost of the class.

Director: Carson Fortner (Owner of Pooler Karate)
Grades: K- 5th Grade
Time: 2:45-4:00 pm
Place: SCPS Lower School Gym
Min/Max: 10/15
Cost: $149 per session (includes uniform)

Kids Spanish Exchange- PK-1st Grade

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

Director: Jennifer Morrison
Grades: PK-1st
Time 2:35-3:35 pm
Place: Building 6
Maximum of 8 students
Cost per session: $120

Learn to speak French with “Frame Languages”

Bonjour and Welcome to the French Language Program. 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 of focusing on a very important aspect of the language “pronunciation”. We will be learning the different sounds through songs, games, and activities. We will also learn greetings, days of the week, colors, numbers and so much more. The students will also get to enjoy a yummy “FRENCH” snack. (For the parent’s convenience, siblings can attend the same class).

Director: Mrs. Maya Antoun
Grades: PK-1st
Time: 2:45-4:00 pm
Place: Building 6
Min/Max: 3/10 students
Cost: $125 per session

Adventures in Holiday 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! Session two will focus on upcoming Holiday cooking for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Director: Mrs. Janis Encapera
Grades: K-5th
Time: 2:45- 4:30
Place: Teacher Workroom (near Lower School Front Office)
Max: 10 students
Cost: $125 for 5 weeks
DATES: November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11

Wednesday

Kids Spanish Exchange

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: 2nd-5th
Time: 2:45- 3:45 pm
Place: Building 6
Max: 8 students
Cost per session: $120

Learn to speak French with “Frame Languages”

Bonjour and Welcome to the French Language Program. 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 of focusing on a very important aspect of the language “pronunciation”. We will be learning the different sounds through songs, games, and activities. We will also learn greetings, days of the week, colors, numbers and so much more. The students will also get to enjoy a yummy “FRENCH” snack. (For the parent’s convenience, siblings can attend the same class).

Director: Mrs. Maya Antoun
Grades: 2nd-5th
Time: 2:45-4:00 pm
Place: Building 6
Min/Max: 3/12 students
Cost: $125 per session

Adventures in Holiday 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! Session two will focus on upcoming Holiday cooking for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Director: Mrs. Janis Encapera
Grades: K-5th
Time: 2:45- 4:30 pm
Place: Teacher Workroom (near Lower School Front Office)
Max: 10 students
Cost: $125 for 5 weeks
DATES: Nov 7, 14, 28 and December 5, 12

Snapology

To the Batcave LEGO® fans! Design your own superhero, create your own adventure, and build awesome superhero structures! Have a blast as you create your own fantasy world of superheroes. What kind of superpowers do you have?

Director: Jennifer Edgar
Grades: PK-K
Place: Building 6
Time: 2:45-3:45
Min/Max: 6/12 students
Cost: $130 per session

Art Workshop- 3rd Through 5th Grade

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!

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- PK-2nd Graders

Dance Instruction for girls and boys! Classes include Ballet, Tap, Pre-Jazz and Jazz. We will have a recital at the end of the school year. Mrs. Silver will give you information on class attire as well as shoes.

Director: Mrs. Tania Silver
Grades: PK-2nd
Time: 2:45- 4:30 pm
Place: Building 6
Min/Max: 10/13 students per group
Cost: $100 per session

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)

This is a martial art and combat sport that focuses on grappling and ground fighting. The goal is to gain the dominant position with locks and holds in order to subdue the attacker. This system is based on teaching a smaller, weaker individual how to defend themselves against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique.

Director: Carson Fortner (Owner of Pooler Karate)
Grades: K-5th (boys and girls)
Time: 2:45-4:00 p.m.
Place: SCPS Lower School Gym
Min/Max: 10/15 students
Cost: $149 uniform included

Sweet Feet Soccer

Sweet Feet Soccer is a movement and soccer education program for children from 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 happen on the SCPS Lower School playground area.

Director: Brad Nein, Ed. D. (CEO of Sweet Feet Soccer)
Grades: PK-2nd
Time: 2:45-3:30
Place: SCPS Lower School Playground area
Min/Max: 3/30 students
Cost: $90 per session

Art Workshop- Kindergarten- 2nd Grade

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!

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)

Friday

All American Gymnastics

All American Gymnastics will once again offer gymnastics to the students of SCPS. This will be our 4th year teaching gymnastics to the students at SCPS. We are excited to have the opportunity to teach your children and look forward to challenging them with a fun, rewarding and memorable experience.

Director: Cathy Maggio
Grades: Pk-5th
Time: 2:45-3:45
Place: SCPS Lower School Gym
Min/Max: n/a
Cost: $150 per session; $20 new student fee (If your child is currently doing Gymnastics for Session 1, you do not have to pay the $20 new student fee)

New for 4th and 5th Grade Students

Raider Bots- INTO ORBIT

Raider Bots are assembling for our fall First Lego League challenge. The Raider Bots will use the Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robot to build and program to complete a set of missions supplied by First Lego League. Raider Bots is open to 10 students in 4th and 5th grade that can commit to Wednesday and Thursday practices for session one and session two. Additionally, students will travel to several competitions on weekends. Please see Mrs. Porter in the Technology Lab for more details and an application!

Director: Kim Porter
Grades: 4th and 5th
Time: Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2:45-4:15 pm
Place: Lower School Technology Lab
Min/Max: 10 students maximum
Cost: $200 per session (must commit to both session one and session two)

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.

 

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