Savannah school open houses in Jan/Feb 2011

Several local schools welcome prospective students and families at January Open Houses, during which you can tour the school, meet teachers and ask questions. This is not a complete list of schools having open houses. If there’s a school you’re interested in call, it’s best to call the school to find out when they will host their open house.

garrison-open-houseEF Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts (K-8) Open House, 649 W. Jones St.
5-7 PM Thurs. Feb 3 with a presentation at 6 PM
The new arts K-8 school at Garrison prepares students for the district’s premier high school, Savannah Arts Academy. The school does not have an attendance zone/district
Parents who would like to chose a specialty school for their child rather than their neighborhood school may apply for admission.
(912) 395-5975
http://internet.savannah.chatham.k12.ga.us/schools/gvpa/default.aspx

Coastal Empire Montessori School, Charter School
301 Buckhalter Rd, Savannah, GA 31405
912.238.1973
2011-2012
Online Application Process Opens Tues. Feb. 1 2011. The deadline for application is Fri. March 4 2011 @ 4:30 PM.
Before applications are accepted, parents/guardians are required to attend a scheduled Open House.
Open House Schedule:
Wed. Feb 9 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Thurs. Feb. 24 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Wed. March 2 4:30 – 6:30 PM
www.cemco.org

savannahcharterschool1An information session (not an open house) about a new charter school proposed for Savannah
The Savannah Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy aims to provide elementary and middle school-aged children in Chatham County with a rigorous, content-rich, educational program that develops academic potential and personal character.
A public information session will be 4 PM Sat. Jan. 29 at the Caraway Café, 202 E. Broughton St.
Contact: Barbara Grimm at 912-484-6581 for more details or visit the school’s website at www.sca.teamcfa.org

 

Coastal Empire Montessori School, Charter School
301 Buckhalter Rd, Savannah, GA 31405
912.238.1973
2011-2012
Online Application Process Opens Tues. Feb. 1 2011. The deadline for application is Fri. March 4 2011 @ 4:30 PM.
Before applications are accepted, parents/guardians are required to attend a scheduled Open House.
Open House Schedule:
Wed. Feb 9 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Thurs. Feb. 24 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Wed. March 2 4:30 – 6:30 PM
www.cemco.org

Bacon Park Christian Day School Open House, Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5411 Skidaway Road
4-6 PM Sun. Jan. 30, 2011
No accepting applications for K through 6th grade
No uniforms required.
A private day school offering a Back-to-Basics curriculum including art, Bible, music and Spanish as well as a small student-to-teacher ratio allowing for more one-on-one instruction time.
Contact: 912.484.9880 or email bpcds@att.net
www.baconparkchristiandayschoo.com

Veritas Academy Open House and Winter Recital at the Telfair Chapel Education Building Independent Presbyterian Church, Bull and Oglethorpe streets, downtown Savannah
7-8 PM Thurs. Jan. 20
Featuring grammar school recitations; logic school debates; rhetoric school orations presented by Veritas Academy, which offers classical Christian learning.
Early registration for school year 2011-12 is Jan. 27-28.
Call 912.238.1222 or email info@veritassavannah.org
www.veritassavannah.org  

new-covenant-preschoolThe New Covenant Preschool Open House
Thurs. Jan. 13, 6:30-8:00 PM
2201 Bull St., Savannah (corner of Bull and 38th St.) Come out and enjoy an evening of family fun while learning more about The New Covenant Preschool for your family. Activities will include: tours of the facility, face painting and balloon animals, food, door prizes, and more.
Enjoy a free trial day with New Convenant Preschool
Take advantage of the school’s 50 percent off Registration (Good through Jan. 30, 2011)
Email newcovenantpreschool@ymail.com or call (912) 232-7012
www.newcovenantpreschool.com

jacobgsmithopenhouseJacob G Smith Elementary School Open House, 210 Lamara Drive
5:30 PM Thurs. Jan. 20
5:30 PM PTA Meet and Greet in the Media Center
6 PM School overview, Q&A with principal Jane Tyler and school families
6:30 PM See the school in action as school families return to school for Family Science Night 
912.303. 6530

Savannah Christian Preparatory School Open Houses 
DeRenne Avenue Lower School Open House PreK-5th
**PreK will be available 2011-2012 school year
Wednesday, January 12th 10 am
Chatham Parkway Lower School Open House PreK-5th
Thursday, January 13th 10 am
Personal tours of both campuses and all grade levels are available by appointment by calling our Director of Admissions, Debbie Fairbanks at 912.234.1653 ext. 106.
Savannah Christian Prep offers multiple testing opportunities and two acceptance dates this year.
Early Acceptance- Announced February 9th
Testing Dates
Saturday, January 22nd Lower School
Saturday, January 29th Middle and Upper School
General Acceptance- Announced March 9th
Testing Date
Saturday, February 26th Lower, Middle, and Upper School
Openings maybe still available after the General Acceptance date. Please contact our Director of Admissions, Debbie Fairbanks at 912.234.1653 ext. 106 to discuss openings and to set up individual testing opportunities.

Blessed Sacrament School Open House
Sun. Jan. 30 from 11 AM-2 PM
1003 E. Victory Drive in Savannah (the front door faces 44th Street).
(912) 356-6987
www.bss-savannah.org

saintpeteropenhouseSaint Peter the Apostle Catholic School Open House
Wed. Jan. 26
Pre-K and Kindergarten 9-10:30AM
1st-8th Grade 11AM-1PM
Please RSVP to the school office 897-5224
7020 Concord Road, Wilmington Island

Sunday, January 30 10-11 AM
Scholarships available for all grade levels; including Prekindergarten.
www.saintpetertheapostle.com

For more info on Savannah-Chatham public school houses, click here.

mops-logoPooler MOPS  School Fair for the Savannah area
Wed. Feb. 2 from 9 AM-noon at First Presbyterian Church of Pooler 305 HWY 80SE, Pooler. There will be public, private and home schools represented. The event is open and free to the public. Interested schools can contact Liz St.Lawrence at poolermops@gmail.com if they would like to attend. A list of confirmed schools can be found by clicking here.

Pre-K Lottery Info: How to get your child into the pre-K of your choice

Applications for the FREE 2011-2012 Lottery-Funded Pre-Kindergarten Program in Savannah-Chatham Public Schools will be available Mon. Feb. 7, 2011 through Fri. March 4, 2011. 

The FREE Georgia pre-k program is a full-day program available at some public and private schools.

Coastal Empire Montessori Charter School holds its pre-K at different dates than the rest of the public schools. Click here for more info.

The FREE pre-K classses are funded by the Georgia Lottery and open to children who will be 4 years of age prior to or on September 1, 2011.

At Savannah-Chatham public schools, children will be selected through a lottery process, which will be held in late March 2011. Parents will receive written notification of acceptance or waiting list status. Applications will continue to be accepted after the classes are filled, but they will be placed in a “waiting” folder in the event that openings occur in the Pre-K classes.

To obtain an application, go to any of the sites with the program. The Information desk at 208 Bull Street will also have applications.

Private schools also offer the free pre-K program including Maggies’ Morning School, Savannah Youth University, Candler’s  The Children’s House, and  YMCA Childcare Plus: but many have a different application process. If you’re interested in a private child care that has it, call the school to find out when their applications are due.  Many are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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