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Savannah schools: Open Houses @ The Habersham School

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Open House Habersham School Savannah

The Habersham School in Savannah offers several open houses for prospective families.

These admissions events and tours are wonderful opportunities for parents to learn more about the distinctives of a Habersham education.

Register for an upcoming event here.

Upcoming admission events include:

Nov. 11 2016: Early Childhood (PK3-1st) – Gould Cottage
Dec. 9 2016: All Grades – Gould Cottage
Jan. 6 2017: All Grades – Gould Cottage
Jan. 13 2017: High School – Habersham Hall
Feb. 3 2017: High School – Habersham Hall
Feb. 24 2017: All Grades – Gould Cottage

Register here.


About The Habersham School

The Habersham School, Savannah
Enrollment: 230

The Habersham School opened its doors in fall 2012, seeking to restore education to its purest form. The academic foundation is built upon the time-honored tradition of classical, liberal arts education, where students are taught to question, to investigate, to dialogue and to create.

In contrast with the uncertainty and hectic pace of today’s world, Habersham offers a nurturing and orderly environment where all learning is firmly rooted in the immovable truth of Christ.

Meaning and purpose underpin every aspect of instruction, leading students to discover the joy of learning and the virtue of hard work. Further, the unique all-school House system builds rich tradition while fostering community, competition, service and student leadership.

The Habersham School, 505 E 54th St, Savannah, 31405 (912) 509-0540. On Facebook here. Follow on twitter@habershamschool & on Instagram here.  The Habersham School is a advertiser

Savannah schools: Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

St. James Catholic School Open House Savannah schools Come and see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer at an Open House on Tues. Nov. 8 2016, 9:30AM.

St. James Catholic School serves grades PreK – 8.

The dedicated faculty and staff at our school helps cultivate a family atmosphere where students thrive in all aspects of the learning environment: intellectually, physically and spiritually. Technology is strongly present in many lessons and classroom activities, with a state-of-the-art Mac Lab and iPad Carts, St. James is on the cutting edge.

Students are enriched through art and music, library and computer, PE and Spanish. Daily Religion classes and enrichment experiences strengthen students’ relationship with God. The impressive success of St. James graduates attest to the committed faculty and staff who work diligently to create an atmosphere of compassionate and challenging learning. Strong family involvement in the St. James School community also enriches the school’s mission to prepare students for a life of learning and service.

See you at the St. James Open House!

If you cannot make it, email to schedule a private tour.

For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school or St. James Early Learning Center for ages 1-3 , visit, call (912) 355-3132, email

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitefield Ave, Savannah, 31406, email, (912) 355-3132, On Facebook here.  St. James Catholic School is a advertiser

Savannah schools: Open House @ Veritas Academy

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Veritas Academy Savannah Open House Schools Veritas Academy in Savannah offers a distinctive combination of substantive academics, genuine Christ-centered culture, and a format that tangibly engages the family.

Interested? Come find out how Veritas Academy’s classical, Christian, and covenantal education model is right for your children.

Open House
Thurs. Nov. 17, 9-11AM
25 W Oglethorpe Ln
Savannah, GA 31401-3971

Veritas Academy in Savannah is a Classical, Christian, and Covenantal school that unites the academic substance of the classical liberal arts with a Christ-centered education in a family-oriented condensed day format.

Stay connected with Veritas Academy by liking their page on Facebook here. On Twitter @VeritasGryphons. On Instagram here.

Veritas Academy , Pre-K through 12th grade,  25 W. Oglethorpe Lane., Savannah 31401, 912-238-1222,  email Veritas Academy is a advertiser

Savannah schools: Open Houses @ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Monday, October 17th, 2016

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St. Peter the Apostle School in Savannah has several chances for you to come tour their Wilmington Island Campus.

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

Come see all that St. Peter’s has to offer at these open house for prospective families:

Thurs. Nov. 10, 5:30-7:30PM
Sun. Jan. 29, 10AM- 1PM
Thurs. March 2, 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.

Scheduling a Campus Tour

A guided tour around the school campus with a staff member can be arranged by calling the school office at 912-897-5224.

Scheduling a Campus Visit

Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School welcomes your student to come and “shadow” another student for the day. Your student will attend classes and see what it would be like to be a part of the St. Peter’s family. Please call the school office at 912-897-5224 to arrange a date for your student shadow.


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

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

Savannah schools: Open House at Calvary Day School, Nov. 6

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Calvary Day School Savannah Schools Open House

Come see all that Calvary Day School in Savannah has to offer at an open house, Sun. Nov. 6, 2-4PM. Find out why Calvary Day School is the best, most affordable, private Christian education in Savannah, Georgia.

Register for the Nov. 6 open house online here.

All Open House events begin in the High School Media Center, located in the Calvary High School building. After a brief introduction from Calvary’s administrative staff, you are invited to join a tour of the campus followed by refreshments.

2016-2017 Open House Dates
Sunday, November 6th, 2016, 2-4 PM
Sunday, January 8th, 2017, 2-4 PM
Sunday, February 12th, 2017, 2-4 PM
Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 2-4 PM
Sunday, April 30th, 2017 2-4 PM


Private Tours

Private tours are also available. To schedule your private tour select “Private Tour” from the drop down menu here. Calvary will contact you shortly to schedule your tour.

To learn more about Calvary Day School, visit their website at


Calvary Day School, 4625 Waters Ave., Savannah 31404, Lower School tel: 912-351-2299; Upper School tel: 912-644-5080 email On Facebook here. On Twitter here.  Follow Calvary Day School on Instagram here.  Calvary Day School is a advertiser 

50% off all math tutoring programs until Nov. 5 @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Math Tutoring Sylvan discount Savannah

See Your Child’s Skills and Confidence Soar. Sylvan Learning of Savannah is offering 50% off ALL Math Programs for ALL Grade Levels through Nov. 5 2016.

If your child can use math help, take heart: Sylvan delivers results.

Kids who come to Sylvan for math tutoring typically see up to two times more growth in their math scores than other students. How? Sylvan has modern math lessons that are similar to how students learn in school today. Sylvan also use the best in teaching and technology to make learning personal and engage your child

Sylvan’s personal approach to math tutoring

Sylvan has 35+ years of experience guiding kids to math success. They know that every child learns in his or her own way. This means personal attention can make all the difference in mastering math.

When it comes to math tutoring, personal learning is what Sylvan does best. Their math tutors use your child’s personal learning plan and engaging technology (such as iPads®, interactive exercises and a fun rewards system) to motivate and inspire your child. Sylvan math tutors get to the root of your child’s needs, so your child can soar with newfound skills and confidence.

No wonder kids love coming to Sylvan. Start today.

Call Dino at 912-355-2267 or email him at

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

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a advertiser 

Spanish classes for kids in Savannah

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Spanish immersion kids classes in Savannah PlaySpanish Kids Spanish classes for kids in Savannah

Join PlaySpanish on Saturdays in Savannah or host your own class.
Call today for details. Space is limited: 719 502 7685.

PlaySpanish is expanding and now offers group classes for children ages 1-10. Immersion learning is the way children learn naturally and in these group classes your children will be so busy having fun and making friends they won’t even realize they’re learning a new language!

What: An 8 week session begins Oct. 22
Where: Ms Amy’s School of Music, 2305 Habersham, Savannah
When: Saturdays

Age groups
Mami y yo (Ages 1-3) 3pm
Los kinders (Ages 4-6) 2pm
Los escolares (Ages 7-10) 1pm

Why? The benefits of being able to communicate with a few hundred million more people are obvious. What you might not know is that the regular use of a second language whether fluent or while learning is great exercise for your child’s brain! This better prepares them to excel in all subjects in school, not just in foreign languages.

Call Jennifer at 719 502 7685 for information on PlaySpanish open house.
$130 includes 8 classes, at home learning materials and unlimited access to the Lango ™ online learning portal.

Visit PlaySpanish Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.



Learn more about these group Spanish classes for kids @ a free open house, Fri. Oct. 21, 3-5PM @ Ms. Amy’s School of Music, 2305 Habersham, Savannah. Open to the public. Learn more about the group immersion classes & get info for forming your own group Spanish class for kids if you can’t do Saturday classes.

PlaySpanish is a advertiser 

Hallowmarine Camouflage Costumes & Owl-o-ween Hike @ UGA Aquarium, Savannah

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Hallowmarine Skidaway Island UGA aquarium Savannah Hallowmarine at the UGA Aquarium on Skidaway Island 

Camouflage Costumes  
Are you getting your costume ready for Halloween? Bring your little one to the UGA Aquarium for some inspiration. During the Camouflage Costumes public program, you’ll learn about how animals disguise themselves by observing reptiles and their camouflage colors. Kids will have the opportunity to touch some of these no-so-spooky creatures; compare how marine animals use camouflage to disguise themselves by trying on crab costumes; visit the touch tanks & make their own animal costumes. For ages 4-10. Kids must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 10-11AM
Cost: $14 for children, $10 for adults

Owl-o-ween Night Hike
Get into the spirit of Halloween by taking part in an interpretive night hike on the Jay Wolf Nature Trail at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Staff will lead participants down the trail while listening for owls, insects, frogs, and other night noises. Participants may even spot deer or bats during the hike. Open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 7:30 – 8:30PM
Cost: $10
Reservations and payment required one week prior to these events. For more information or to register, please call the public programs coordinator at 912-598-3345 or email

Learn more here.



For more Halloween Family Fun, visit our Fall Fun Guide 2016 here. 

Savannah schools: Open Houses at St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Monday, September 26th, 2016

St. Andrew's School Savannah Open Houses 2016

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action.

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2016-17 for Prospective Families
9AM on first Thursday of each month
601 Penn Waller Road, Savannah, GA, 31410
Call 897.4941, x. 452 for more information or to reserve a spot

Open Houses
1st Thursday of every month at 9AM

November 3

December 1

January 5

February 2

March 2

April 6

Call to make a reservation 912-897-4941 ext. 452

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.

For more information, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, , email  On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser.


Maggie’s Morning School Barnyard BBQ, Oct. 11, Savannah

Monday, September 26th, 2016

Maggie's Morning School Savannah

Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah first ever benefit night. You’re invited!

Featuring food, dancing, auction and much more! All proceeds to benefit Maggie’s Morning School in Savannah, which was named best Savannah childcare/daycare in Savannah Magazine and best preschool in Connect Savannah in 2016.

Tues. Oct. 11, 6-9PM
Red Gate Farms – Savannah’s Venue
136 Red Gate Farm Trl, Savannah, Georgia 31405

Tickets can be purchased at the school (6610 Abercorn St) and they will be available on the school website: starting Mon. Sept. 26.

Free childcare will be available at the school although parents will need to sign up by Fri. Oct. 7 and come by the school to fill out an emergency information form.

Funds raised will support our scholarship fund as well as other program enhancements.

Maggie’s is especially hoping alumni will attend. It should be a fun evening!


Corporate & Business Sponsorships Available 

Now beginning their 35th year, Maggie’s Morning School is proud of their reputation as Savannah’s most beloved preschool. Maggie’s Morning School is widely known for their innovative and highly effective approach to early childhood education.

As of March 2015,  Maggie’s is a Georgia “Quality Rated” program, which identifies Maggie’s as one of the of highest-quality early childhood education programs in the state.

Sponsors: Despite being one of Savannah’s most esteemed nonprofit organizations, Maggie’s Morning School has never before offered corporate sponsorships or business partnerships, making this opportunity unique.

As a long-standing Savannah institution with a stellar reputation in the community, Maggie’s has much to offer their corporate sponsors.  Businesses who choose to partner with Maggie’s will enjoy the many benefits that come with being associated with the prestige and popularity that Maggie’s Morning School has worked so hard to achieve.

Contact (912) 352-8404 or email


More about Maggie’s Morning School

Maggie’s Morning School  – named best Savannah childcare/daycare in Savannah Magazine and best preschool in Connect Savannah in 2016  – is a private, nonprofit preschool for children 18 months to four years old including Pre-K.

With half-and full-day programs, Maggie’s Morning School has become a beloved preschool since Maggie Smith started it in 1982.

Learn more about Maggie’s Morning School here. 

Come visit and see why Maggie’s is called “The Creative Alternative”.

Maggie’s Morning School, 6610 Abercorn St., Savannah, 31405,, On Facebook here. (912) 352-8404, (912) 352-8065 Maggie’s Morning School is a advertiser.


Children ages 8 & older are invited to Refuge Adventure on Blackbeard Is.

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Refuge Adventure Blackbeard Island Savannah

Refuge Adventure 2016 on Blackbeard Island

On Sat. Oct. 8, 2016, Savannah National Wildlife Refuge staff and volunteers will transport guests (ages 8 and older only) to Blackbeard Island NWR for day-trip full of adventure

On-site activities will include ecology hikes, birding walks, photography workshops, and an island history program. Visitors may also try their hand at outdoor skills like archery, cast-netting, fly-tying, and orienteering. Boat space is limited for this program, therefore reservations are required.

Cost: $10 for ages 16 and over; $5 for ages 8-15. The public is also welcome to use their own boats to travel to the Refuge and participate in the day’s activities at no charge.

For more information on the event or to make a reservation for one of the two boat rides (one at 8AM., the other at 11AM), please call the Savannah NWR Visitor Center at (843) 784-2468.

Learn more here.

Payment for the boat transportation can be paid by cash (by mail or in person) or with a credit card (over the phone). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled, participants notified, and their payments returned.

UPDATE: There are only a few slots.  There will be a wait list. Only 6 openings remain for the chartered boat ride to the island.

If you own your own boat, you can still attend. Organizers just ask that you contact them to let us know how many are coming, and which activities you might want to sign up for. Call (843) 784-2468.

FREE presentation about Blackbeard Island: 300 Years of History

Local historian and author, Buddy Sullivan, will deliver a presentation on the history of Blackbeard Island NWR.

The free event will be 6PM Mon. Oct. 3, 2016, at the Live Oak Public Libraries Southwest Chatham Branch, located adjacent to the Savannah Mall, 14097 Abercorn St, Savannah, GA 31419.



Town Hall Meeting in Savannah about proposed state takeover of struggling schools

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016


Town Hall Meeting
Opportunity School District
Find out this means for our children and community
Thurs. Oct. 6, 2016 6:30PM
JEA Savannah
5111 Abercorn Street, Savannah 31405

There are six local schools in Savannah that have been identified to possibly become one of the first Opportunity School Districts in the State.

This will come in the form of an amendment to the voted on in the upcoming Nov. 8 election.

This could mean big changes for the children and our community.

Local unit PTAs have invited speakers from National and Georgia State PTA, Chatham County Public Schools, and other knowledgeable individuals to speak about the impact this will have on our community.

You will hear from experts, review the wording on the ballot and allot time for questions of the panel.

Please make plans to attend so our community can be as informed as possible about your upcoming vote on Amendment 1.

St. Andrew’s School named best Savannah private school by Savannah Magazine

Friday, September 9th, 2016

St Andrew's School Savannah private schoolsSt. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in Savannah is pleased to be selected as the Best Private School in Savannah by the readers of Savannah Magazine.

Inspiring young people, age 3 through grade 12, St. Andrew’s is an International Baccalaureate World School.

For more information on this Pre-K3 through 12th grade school, visit

St. Andrew’s School, 601 Penn Waller Rd, Savannah, 31410. 912.897.4941, email On Facebook here.   On Twitter here. St. Andrew’s is a advertiser. 


FREE 2016 Skills Day Competition & Family Festival, Richmond Hill, Oct. 22

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

free kids activities in Hilton Head SavannahThe Savannah Electrical Training Alliance (SETA) will host a FREE Skills Day Competition in Richmond Hill on Oct. 22 2016.

This event – the first of its kind in the region – is open to the public and will be in the picnic area of J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill. Activities will be 10AM until 4PM.

“We are an apprenticeship program for industrial and commercial electricians,” says Wayne Huggins, Georgia NECA Executive Director. “This event is designed to test the skills of our apprentices, and allow the community and family members come out to see what our profession is all about. It’s also a great opportunity for anyone who may be looking for a future career.”

In addition to the friendly competition among the apprentice electricians, there will also be family activities such as a bounce house, dunk tank, corn hole, and arts and crafts. Food will be available for purchase from food trucks plus cotton candy and snow cone vendors.

J.F. Gregory Park
521 Cedar St.
Richmond Hill, GA.

For more information, contact Wayne M. Huggins, Georgia NECA Executive Director, at 912-355-1252 or



Savannah Girls Engineer It Day for 6-12th grade students, Sept. 17

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Girls Engineer It Day

Engineering is fun. Let Society of Women Engineers in Savannah prove it to you.

All students in grade 6-12 and adults are invited to attend a one-day event focused on teaching hands-on STEM activities and let them decide if Engineering/STEM is a career path they would consider in their future.

Students will go through 3 activities focused on different kinds of engineering taught by local technologists.

The day will start with a STEM Expo which are small activities provided by local companies, surrounding universities & professional organizations. Then students are broken into groups to begin the 3 activities (1 hr a piece).

While the students are learning, there will be a separate event for the adults to learn everything you might need to keep students interested in STEM, college prep, financial aid & even community opportunities for internships.

Adults will learn their own STEM activity that they will be able to take home to teach the students what they learned.

Cost: $5 a student.

The event is limited to 300 students (200 middle and 100 high school). This event sells out every year.

What: Girls Engineer It Day
Who: Students Grade 6-12, Teachers & Parents
(limited to the first 200 MS & 100 HS students to register) This event always sells out.
When: Sat. Sept. 17, 2016, 1-5:30pm . Registration required. Register here.
Where: Woodville-Tompkins Tech & Career HS,
151 Coach Joe Turner St., Savannah, GA Driving directions here
Teacher stipend and bus reimbursement is available by GA DOE.

Registration required

Register here. 

This is promoted as a female event, but males are allowed and attend every year.

Questions? Email

Little Free Libraries in Savannah, Bluffton

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Little Free Library steward Savannah Our column today in the Savannah Morning News spotlights 10-year-old Isa Lilja-Vazquez’s Little Free Library in her Savannah front yard. (Read it here).

Isa’s is among several Little Free Libraries in the Savannah Ga./Bluffton SC area.

Which got us thinking of how sweet it would be to take kids “Little Free Library hopping” in the Savannah-Lowcountry area.

Here’s our list of Little Free Libraries in our area compiled by using the map from the Little Free Libraries Web site.

So grab a bunch of used books your kids have outgrown to drop off in exchange for other books – following the LFL mantra to “take a book, leave a book” – and visit these Little Free Libraries in Savannah.

(Interested in starting your own Little Free Library? Get info on how to do so here. )

(Read about a Savannah 10-year-old girl who started her own Little Free Library here. )


1919 Brogdon St. (in Magnolia Park neighborhood)
Savannah Ga. 31406

363 Island Road (Burnside Is.)
Savannah, GA 31406

9 Reynolds Court (in Kensington Park neighborhood)
Savannah, Ga 31405

605 Maupas Ave. (in Baldwin Park neighborhood)
Savannah, Ga. 31401

Corner of 38th Street & Howard Street (in former vacant lot)

733 E. Henry St.
Savannah, Ga. 31401

Bluffton/Hilton Head Is./Beaufort area

160 H. E. McCracken Circle (in front of Bluffton Elementary School)
Bluffton, SC 29910

39 Sheridan Park Circle Suite 10
Bluffton, SC 29910

1709 Camellia Road
Beaufort, SC 29902

Find more Little Free Libraries here.