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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

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.

To register, click the button below or log in to your ParentsWeb Homepage and click on Announcements. Please note that payment is due upon submission of the registration form.

No changes in registration or refunds will be made after January 20th, 2021.

Monday

Etiquette Class with a Trip to 17Hundred90

Your child will leave “Adventures in Etiquette” with the tools to provide CONFIDENCE in social and dining situations that will boost self esteem and help him or her navigate successfully through life!  Students will have hands-on experience practicing setting a table, appropriate behavior in a restaurant, shaking hands with assurance, hosting and guest duties, how to make a great first impression, cell phone etiquette, how to hold a conversation and SO MUCH MORE!!  At the end of the session, students will experience a five course meal at 17Hundred90 Inn and Restaurant in downtown Savannah where they will practice skills learned!

Director:  Mrs. Janis Encapera

Grades:  K-5th grade

Time:  2:45-4:00

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

Min/Max:  10/12 students

Cost:  $175 includes 5 course meal at 17Hundred90

Dates for Etiquette:  Mondays February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1 (the 6th week at 17Hundred90 TBD)

Scoops Lacrosse

Scoops Lacrosse is a movement and lacrosse education program for children in grades Pre-K through 2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grades.  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: Dustin White

Grades: Pre-K-3rd (students will be seperated PreK-K/1st-3rd depending on numbers)

Time: 2:45-3:30 pm

Place: Lower School Playground Area/next to playground and MS

Min/Max: 3/30 students

Cost: $90 per session

Snapology 1st-5th

Foundational Engineering- Does your student love to tinker and create new things, or are they the kind of learner who likes to break things apart to see what’s inside? If so, they’re going to love Snapology’s Foundational Engineering: Machines and Contraptions program! This program gives your student the tools they need to understand mechanical movement and the importance of simple machines. They will see these moving parts up-close as they follow instructions to build various machines and contraptions, then use the models to develop new design ideas, test out physics concepts, and even play games with their partners and classmates. Whether they are the creative-constructive type or prefer the inquisitive-deconstructive way of learning, this program is sure to spark their engineering interests!

Director:  Jennifer Edgar

Grades:  1st-5th Grade

Time:  2:45-3:45 pm 

Place: Lower School East

Min/Max: 6/16

Cost: $130 per session

Tuesday

Golf Squad

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: Ysreen Shores

Instructor: PGA Trey Lamberth

Grades: K-3rd Grade

Time: 2:45-3:45

Place: Behind LS WEST- drive around campus to the Middle School (pick up students in between MS and LS playground)

Min/Max: 10/15

Cost:  $150  per session

Pooler Karate

Our karate programs  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 are 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: 10/20

Cost: $150 per session

Adventures in Cooking

Children will be given the opportunity to practice using mottlers, squeezers, measuring, peeling, safety in the kitchen 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- Lower School East)  

Max:  10 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES: (5 weeks) February 2, 9, 16, 23 March 2

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: PK-5th 

Time:  2:45-4:00 pm

Place: Lower School East

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, safety in the kitchen 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- Lower School East)  

Max:  10 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES: (5 weeks) February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3

Snapology PreK-K

Snapology’s Junior Engineering- Does your little learner love to tinker and create new things? If so, they’re going to love Snapology’s Junior Engineers program! This program will give your student opportunities to build functional LEGO® DUPLO® models of elevators, amusement park rides, robotic dogs, spinning tops, and so much more! As your learner works alongside other little engineers, they will be learning the importance of teamwork and how collaboration is an essential component of engineering and design.

Director:  Jennifer Edgar

Grades:  PK-K

Place: Lower School East

Time:  2:45-3:45  

Max: 8 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

Adventures in Cooking

Children will be given the opportunity to practice using mottlers, squeezers, measuring, peeling,safety in the kitchen 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- Lower School East)  

Max:  10 students

Cost:  $140 for 5 weeks

DATES: (5 weeks) February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4

Tormenta FC Futures Soccer

Tormenta FC Futures 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)

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.