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!
Chatham Parkway (912) 721-2140
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.
Before & After School Care Programs
Experienced SCPS staff members lead many programs that provide quality care and enrichment for SCPS pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade students. For those SCPS parents who have commitments prior to the beginning of the official school day, a Before School Care option is available from 6:30–7:50. After school, students can join the Extended Carpool group, from 2:45-4:00, or the After School Care program, from 2:45–6:00. For many of the school holidays, Holiday Care is provided. Also, throughout the summer, a biblically themed SCPS Summer Camp, R.E.D C.H.A.O.S is conducted from 6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. We endeavor to come alongside the family to provide the extra care they need as best we are able throughout the school year.
Click HERE to access the Before & After School Care weebly page with all the information and registration forms you need.
After School Activity Program (ASAP)
Savannah Christian Preparatory Lower School is pleased to offer many afternoon activities through our After-School Activities Program (ASAP). Both the Girl Scouts (Daisy, Brownie, and Junior Troops) and the Cub Scouts (Tiger, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos of Pack 11) meet on campus. Our offerings are numerous and varying. Become active with the All American Gymnastics, Little Raider Cheerleading, Coastal Performing Dance, Sweet Feet Soccer, and Raider Wrestling. Use your artistic talents in Mrs. Gray’s Artist Workshop or Mrs. Maish and Mrs. Hobgood’s music lessons. Study etiquette and the culinary arts in Eti-Kit and Cooking classes. Future engineers can get hands-on experience in Snapology. There is something for everyone!
Click HERE more information on this opportunity for your child!
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!
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.
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.
Students in lower school are quick to display how excited they are to have been…