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High Cotton Kids Consignment Show this week, February 23-25 at 2134 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center

Monday, February 20th, 2017

High Cotton Kids Spring 2017 Savannah SaleHigh Cotton Kids is Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event and THE place to find high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12, bedding, furniture, toys, baby equipment, maternity clothing and more at a fraction of the retail price. New merchandise will also be available from several local retailers.

There will be something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all spring and summer.

GIVEAWAY winner: Congratulations  Amanda Maher, winner of the giveaway of a $25 gift certificate to use at the sale.

Come to High Cotton Kids’ Shop for a Cause Presale this Thursday, February 23 from 5-6 PM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial. Please bring a $5 cash donation and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public!

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High Cotton Kids Spring and Summer 2017 Show Hours

2134 East Victory Drive, Victory Drive Shopping Center

Thursday, Feb. 23rd 5:00 – 6:00 pm Shop for a Cause Presale -Check the details to shop early!

6:00 – 8:00 pm Open to the public

Friday, Feb. 24th 9:00 am – 5:00pm Open to the public

Saturday, February 25th 9:00 am – 2:00pm (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

HCK will also have a variety of local vendors including: Matilda Jane, Sew B It-Custom Monogramming and Sewing, Young Living Essential Oils, Mary Kay, Rodan and Fields, Thirty-one, Damsel in Defense, and Lularoe.

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Applications due March 7 for free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-18

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Pre-K registration lottery application Savannah Chatham County Free, lottery-funded Pre-K for 2017-2018 school year

This free, state-funded Pre-K at some Savannah-Chatham public schools is open to all children who are 4 years old on or before Sept. 1 residing in Chatham County.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has 60 Georgia Lottery funded Pre-K classes with additional classes at Coastal Empire Montessori.  See the list of Savannah-Chatham public schools that offer the free Pre-K here.

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2017-18 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available online here starting Feb. 21 2017 until March 6 2017. Applications & required documents are due March 7 2017. The lottery will be April 4 2017.

The deadline to submit required documents to one of the selected schools is March 7, 2017. Applications cannot be processed without these documents.

This free, state-funded Pre-K is open to all children who are 4 years old on or by Sept. 1. Details here. 

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Pre-K Registration YMCA 2017-18 Savannah private

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines.

The YMCA Pre-K program in Savannah, Effingham County & the Golden Isles FREE Georgia Pre-K program registration for 2017-18 opened on February 15 2017. Spaces are first come, first serve for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students must be age 4 by September 1, 2017 to be eligible for this free Pre-K.

Pre-K is available at the following Y locations: Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA and West Chatham YMCA.

Learn more here. 

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Savannah Summer Camps 2017: Sports & Cheer Camps @ Benedictine Military School

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Savannah Summer Camps 2017 Benedictine Military Academy Benedictine Military School in Savannah offers a fun array of summer camps 2017 for a variety of ages.
Find the registration form here.

SPORTS CAMP
June 12-16 & June 19-23 at BC
($75 per week early bird discount if registered by
May 31; $100 per week if registered after May 31)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

BASKETBALL CAMP
May 31-June 2 ($75)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

BASEBALL CAMP
June 26-28 ($75)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

QUARTERBACK TRAINING CAMP
June 5-7 ($75)
9 a.m.-11 a.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

MIDDLE SCHOOL FOOTBALL CAMP
July 17-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
($75 early bird discount if registered by June 22;
$100 if registered after June 22)
Find the registration form here.

SOCCER CAMP
July 17-21 ($170)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at Minick Youth Complex
Find the registration form here.

CHEER CAMP
July 24-27 ($100)
9 a.m.-12 p.m. at BC
Find the registration form here.

STUDY SKILLS WORKSHOP
July 25-27 ($100), 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at BC
For incoming BC freshmen. Taught by BC Director
Find the registration form here.

Benedictine Military School, 6502 Seawright Dr. Savannah, GA 31406, tel: (912) 644-7000, On Facebook here. Follow Benedictine on twitter here.  Benedictine Military School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

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Searching for Savannah-Lowcountry Summer Camps 2017? Visit our camps guide here.

Savannah Schools: Open House @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Peter the Apostle School Wilmington Island School searching for 2017-18?

Come to an open house Thurs. March 2 2017 to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer.

The beautiful 10-acre campus includes a Lower School, Middle School, two gymnasiums, football field, practice field, and a state-of-the-art playground.

St. Peter’s offers full day faith-based instruction for students from three years old through 8th grade.

Following the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy, the school educates through a strong academic program and instills in its students a spirit of mercy, justice and loving concern.

Open Houses
Thurs. March 2 2017: 5:30-7:30PM

This will be an opportunity to meet and greet teachers, tour the school facilities, and get to experience all that the Saint Peter’s community has to offer.

Learn more here.

Location

The school is easily accessible from Whitemarsh Island, the Truman Parkway, mid-town Savannah and Tybee Island. We are located just off Highway 80 East (Victory Drive), not far from Thunderbolt.

St. Peter the Apostle School
7020 Concord Rd.
Savannah, GA 31410
Phone: 912-897-5224
Fax: 912-897-0801

For more information, visit www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com

St. Peter the Apostle School, www.school.saintpetertheapostle.com,  7020 Concord Rd., Savannah, 31410, 912-897-5224,  On Facebook here. On Twitter here. St. Peter the Apostle School is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser. 

Parent & Me Music Fun: Kindermusik Savannah playdates & weekly classes for ages 0-7

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah Mommy and Me Kindermusik with 88 Keys Savannah  has just a few spaces left in their final play date, this Saturday, February 25th at 10AM: “I Love Music”, celebrating love for our little ones through music, instruments, stories, movement and more!

Play dates are open to children ages 0-7 and their caregivers. All participants receive the class, an instrument, 10 Kindermusik songs and a $10 coupon.

Also, if you’ve wanted to join Kindermusik Savannah weekly studio classes, NOW is the perfect time!  They are offering 1/2 price tuition in March if you meet two simple conditions!

Contact Kindermusik for more info – kindermusikwith88keys.com. 912.988-KEYS. Kindermusik…a good beginning never ends.

Kindermusik… music now, skills for life.

For more info, or to visit a free class, visit kindermusikwith88keys.com or call 912.988.KEYS today or email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik…music now, skills for life.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Watch dogs catch Frisbees @ FREE World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier, Savannah

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

See Fido’s Frisbee skills. Come to the World Canine Disc Championship Qualifier February 24-26 at Islands High School in Savannah.

Proceeds benefit the Islands High School’s Veterinary Science Program, One Love Animal Rescue, Save-A-Life, Coastal Pet rescue, FACTS and helps homeless vets with pets through the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 660.

The 2017 Canine Disc World Championship Qualifier is Friday through Sunday, February 24th – 26th, 9AM to 5PM at Islands High School, 170 Whitemarsh Island Road. Admission is free.

For more information on being a vendor, to volunteer, event schedule, and entry competition fees, please visit www.TailsSpin.com or call James Fox, 912-656-5788.

Register now for Spring Soccer 2017 with Savannah United

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Spring Soccer Savannah 2017 Savannah United Time to register your child for Spring 2017 Soccer with Savannah United.

Registration is open for Micro & Rec Soccer. Learn more about these program & which program is the best for your child here.

Recreation Program U10-U14

Each team plays 6 games during the regular season and are then seeded into a playoff bracket to decide the Champions. Girls and Boys teams play separately. Teams practice once or twice a week and training sessions last between 60-90 minutes.

Learn more & register online here. 

Registration deadline: Registration for Rec soccer for Spring 2017 will close Feb. 17 (1st practice week of 2/27, 1st game 3/11)

Questions? Contact Jeff Storey-Pitts at j.storey-pitts@savannahunited.com.  

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Micro U4-U8 Program

Micro players (U4, U5, U6, U7, U8) make up the largest number of participants in US soccer. Because this is entry level for a lot of children, Savannah United views this program as the grassroots of the club. To ensure players develop a love for the ’beautiful game’, we make sure it is run in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Practices are geared towards individual skill and coordination development.

Micro Program teams can train at a variety of the facilities around & outside of Savannah. (you can select your preference when registering).

Register online here or in person at the Savannah United office, 702 Mall Blvd || Suite C || Savannah, GA 31406.

Registration deadline: Registration for Micro U4-U8 Spring 2017 soccer will close March 4. (1st practice week of 3/13, 1st game 3/25)

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Learn more about these program & which program is the best for your child here.

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Free soccer trials in Savannah schools

Savannah United will visit your school & run a soccer session in PE class. It’s 100% free for students & the school. Have your teacher contact Jeff Storey-Pitts at j.storey-pitts@savannahunited.com.

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Savannah schools: Veritas Academy presents ‘A Taste of the Classic’ spring fundraiser

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

Savannah Schools Veritas Academy

You’re invited to A Taste of the Classics
March 31, 2017 6-9:30PM
The Club at Savannah Harbor
2 Resort Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31421

Veritas Academy in Savannah will have their annual spring fundraising event on March 31, 2017. This year, Veritas is are hosting an exciting evening featuring “classic” Savannah dinners at some of our city’s favorite restaurants including:

The Olde Pink House
Vic’s on the River
Cha Bella
The Pirates’ House
DeSoto Grille
The Collins Quarter
The Shrimp Factory
Boar’s Head Grill & Tavern

View menus here.

Guests will also enjoy a trolley ride to and from dinner! Following dinner, the evening will conclude with an exciting program at The Club at Savannah Harbor featuring classical dramatic and musical performances by Veritas talented students, classic southern desserts, a live auction, and raffle games.

It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Order tickets online here.

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Savannah daytrips: U-Pick Daffodils in Okatie, SC near Bluffton

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

U-pick daffodils Bluffton Okatie Savannah

So thankful to a trusty SouthernMamas.com reader/mom for telling us about this U-pick Daffodils farm in nearby Okatie, SC (near Bluffton).

Opening update weather & conditions permitting: OPEN FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, March 3 & 4.

UPickDaffodils.com is family owned and operated on what was once the family dairy farm. Chuck and Diane have planted several varieties of daffodils, not all of which bloom at the same time nor even each year, according to their Web site.

Cash or check only. Cost is 25 cents per stem.

Hours of operation are dependent upon the weather & availability of flowers. Check here and on Facebook here for hours  & opening/closing updates.

UPickDaffodils
48 Calhoun Plantation Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-368-1998
chuck@upickdaffodils.com

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Daytrips

Find more daytrips from the Savannah-area here. 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella @ Trustees Theater, Savannah, March 10-12.

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Cinderella Savannah Christian Prep

Bring your kids to this family-friendly Broadway musical featuring Savannah Christian Preparatory students in third – twelfth grade.

Savannah Christian’s award-winning drama department presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Trustees Theater in Savannah on March 10-12 2017.

Open to the public.

Cost
Tickets are $10 each.

Showtimes
7PM Fri & Sat. March 10 & 11
3PM Sun. March 12

Trustee’s Theater
216 E. Broughton St.
Savannah, 31401.

Tickets available at the door or in advance online here. 

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Savannah Christian Prep School open houses schools

More about SCPS

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is an independent, non-denominational PK-12 college prep Christian school.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s Lower School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2011, and the Middle School in 2014, for our overall academic achievements. SCPS was also named Best Daycare/Preschool and Best Private School in 2013 & 2014 by Savannah Magazine.

Learn more about SCPS at school open houses: 9:30AM Feb. 15 & March 1. Learn more here. 

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Savannah math tutoring: Discount on math programs @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Sylvan Tutoring Math Robotics Savannah

Sylvan Learning of Savannah is offering all math programs for just $25 per hour for those who enroll & pay by March 31 2017. That special includes M.A.P (Measures of Academic Progress).

Sylvan’s math and algebra skill practice programs help students build the critical skills needed to master today’s math and skills yet to come, while having a blast. Sylvan boosts computation, problem solving, accuracy, confidence and a love for math.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah
340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100
Savannah, Georgia 31406
912-355-2267

Learn more here. 

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About Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah 

Sylvan Learning of Savannah helps prepare younger students for the critical SRI, MAP & GMAS standardized testing. For older students, Sylvan offers personalized programs to help conquer the ACT or SAT.

MENTION YOU READ ABOUT SYLVAN ON SOUTHERNMAMAS TO RECEIVE A FREE ASSESSMENT. 

Call 912-355-2267 or email dinopapa@sylvan3007.com

Let Sylvan Learning of Savannah help you chart your child’s course for success!

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Georgia Pre-K 2017-18: Registration for free YMCA Pre-K program in Savannah, Effingham, Golden Isles

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Pre-K Registration YMCA 2017-18 Savannah private

 

The YMCA Pre-K program in Savannah, Effingham County & the Golden Isles is helping our littlest students build bright futures!

The YMCA’s FREE Georgia Pre-K program registration for 2017-18 opens on February 15 2017. Spaces are first come, first serve for the 2017-2018 school year.

Students must be age 4 by September 1, 2017 to be eligible for this free Pre-K.

Pre-K is available at the following Y locations: Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA and West Chatham YMCA.

The YMCA can’t wait to help your child learn, grow and thrive at the Y!

Learn more here. 

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Enchanted garden swing portrait sessions with Family Tides Photography (Savannah children’s photographers)

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Savannah photographers photography spring special discounts 2017

Love this enchanted garden swing?

Have your children’s portraits made on this swing with  Family Tides Photography.

Savannah professional photographer Nancy Hedtke, owner of Family Tides Photography has Spring portrait specials coming up in Savannah’s beautiful parks.

Spring sessions include portraits on this an enchanted garden swing for March 5, 11, & 12 (30 minutes means you can include the whole family for some park photos as well).

Enchanted garden swing portraits
Family Tides Photography
912-650-0242
Email: nancy@familytidesphotography.com
Book your session online here. 

NOW BOOKING LIMITED EDITION SPRING SESSIONS

For custom sessions, please contact Nancy directly at 912-650-0242 to make plans.

**These discounted spots will fill quickly so don’t wait to snag yours**

March 5, 11, & 12: Enchanted Garden Swing Sessions in downtown Savannah parks

March 18 & 19: Springing Into Spring at the Savannah Botanical Gardens (virtual baby animals.)

April: April Showers – get your rain coats and rain boots together – this is going to be a super fun set. Dates coming soon.

Each of these 30 minute sessions is $80 to book. After your session, your images will be available for purchase via an online ordering appointment. Discounted digital image bundles for these sessions will be available from your session (3 Images: $100, 8 Images: 200, All Images: 350).

Book your session online here. 

Stay connected & updated about portrait sessions by following Family Tides Photography on Instagram here & liking their page on Facebook here.

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Giveaway: $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids upscale Savannah consignment sale, FEB 23-25

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

High Cotton Kids Spring 2017 Savannah SaleThis week, a SouthernMamas.com reader will win a $25 gift certificate to High Cotton Kids 2017 Spring/Summer consignment event, held FEB 23-25 in Savannah. SAME CENTRAL LOCATION: 2134 East Victory Drive (former location of CVS Pharmacy, behind Starbucks).

To enter to win, like High Cotton Kids on Facebook here. Then, answer this question on their FB wall: What bargain do you most hope to find at this season’s HCK sale? (e.g. Easter outfit, bathing suit, maternity clothes, a stroller, bike, a great deal on a boutique item from a local vendor). Deadline to enter is 9 PM Sun. FEB 19th. We’ll pick a name at random & announce it here.

Come shop consignment at its finest. High Cotton Kids is THE place to save a lot of money, make a lot of money and have a great time doing both! Savannah’s biggest upscale resale shopping event will include high-end boutique children’s brand clothing sizes 0-12 and many other items. There will also be a variety of new merchandise from several local vendors. Get ready to rack up on all your favorite children’s brands at a fraction of the retail price! There is something for everybody’s taste and budget from adorable smocked frocks to funky threads to even high cotton play clothes your kids will love to throw on all spring and summer.

Do you want to shop early for the best selection? Come to Shop for a Cause Presale on Thursday, February 23rd from 5:00 to 6:00 PM. High Cotton Kids is partnering with The Next Generation for the Children’s Hospital at Memorial and the Humane Society of Greater Savannah. Please bring a $5 cash donation and shop one hour early, before the show opens to the public!

Consignor registration is open now through Sunday, FEB 19th! Clean out and cash in, consignors keep 60-70% of your sales! Bring your gently loved children’s items to our consignment showroom and let us do the selling. High Cotton Kids also accepts high-end maternity clothing, children’s furniture, artwork, baby and nursery necessities (e.g. bouncers, exercausers, etc.), strollers, toys, books, DVDs and more. For a complete list of items that HCK accepts and does not accept, click here.

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High Cotton Kids Spring and Summer 2017 Show Hours

2134 East Victory Drive, Crossroads Shopping Center

Thursday, FEB. 23 5-6PM Shop for a Cause Presale Check the details to shop early!

6-8PM Open to the public

Friday, FEB. 24 9AM – 5PM Open to the public

Saturday, FEB. 25 9AM – 2PM (Select items will be 40% OFF) Open to the public

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2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival (free from noon-5PM)

Friday, February 10th, 2017

7th Annual A-Town Get DownSave the date for the 2017 A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival, Saturday, March 25, 2017 featuring Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More

Savannah’s 7th Annual A-Town Get Down will take place March 25, noon-12AM at its new location on Indian Street. The area, defined by Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge) is well known as both a creative hub and emerging business community.

A-Town Get Down Art & Music Festival Savannah 2017 The family-friendly event is free from noon to 5PM and ticketed from 5PM to midnight.

This year’s all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles. Performers include Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, Snarky Puppy Horns, Low Country Voices, Old Salt Union, Walter Parks, Savannah Children’s Choir, AJ Ghent, Marques & The Marvelous Miracles, Waits & Co, Complicated Animals, Annalise Curtin, The Billy Jonas Band (Especially Family Oriented), and the Live Art of Jose Ray, Will Penny, SCAD Ceramics, Digital Art, Loop It Up Savannah and much more.

Thanks to the festival’s new location, guests can expect larger stages and more live music and live art installations than ever before over the 12-hour period. A-Town is also partnering with Loop It Up Savannah again this year to connect students from Title I school districts to free access to interactive art and music projects.

The festival was created in honor of art student and musician, Alex “A-Town” Townsend, who passed away in 2010. The all-day festival’s mission is to increase access to music and art to citizens of the region. From the hours of 12pm – 5pm, the festival is free and open to everyone for family-friendly art and music events. From 5pm – midnight, the festival becomes a ticketed event for the headliner performers and art events.

Tickets/cost
12pm – 5pm:
FREE for all ages
5PM – midnight:
$35/General Admission
$25/Student or Military (with valid ID)
$95/VIP (Includes Friday night event with special appearances, meet and greet with performers, complimentary VIP tent at festival, VIP seating and swag bag)

Tickets are available for purchase at A-TownGetDown.com.

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Savannah schools: Going beyond the classroom @ St. Andrew’s School

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Savannah schools St. Andrew's School GOING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM @ St. Andrew’s School, Savannah.

Since receiving a grant this fall from the Georgia Farm Bureau (GFB), St. Andrew’s relationship with the organization continues to grow.

Today Fri. Feb. 10, GFB manager Debra Gibson introduced the school’s first graders to some baby chicks. The young students prepared questions about chickens and farm life, in general. The highlight was learning to properly hold the baby chicks.

About St. Andrew’s

St. Andrew’s is a college preparatory school for Pre-K3 through Grade 12 located on Wilmington Island, Savannah.

The independent school offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and has been recognized
for the past five years as an Apple Distinguished School. St. Andrew’s School was named best Savannah private school in Savannah Magazine in 2016.

NEW: Beginning in Fall 2017, St. Andrew’s offers FREE A.M. bus service with centralized pick up locations in Sandfly and on Skidaway Island.

For more information, visit saslions.com

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, www.saintschool.com , email admission@saintschool.com  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser.