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Savannah schools: St. Andrew’s instructor selected as Master Teacher

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

St Andrews School Savannah Nick Broom, an Upper School math teacher at St. Andrew’s School  in Savannah was recently selected by the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA) as a 2017 Master Teacher. Mr. Broom was one of only twenty-five teachers selected from over 166 GISA member schools.

To be considered for the honor, candidates are required to submit an application as well as a portfolio including three tangible examples of outstanding work related to the classroom and related to sharing and collaborating with other educators. Among other requirements are an unedited video of the candidate’s classroom teaching utilizing best practices and five letters of recommendation.

In November, Mr. Broom was honored at the Annual GISA conference in Atlanta.


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 is an International Baccalaureate World School 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 or call 897.4941.

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.

(Savannah schools 2017) PreK-Kindergarten Open House @ Blessed Sacrament School

Monday, November 13th, 2017

Savannah private schools Blessed Sacrament open house Kindergarten

If you have a little one preparing for PreK or Kindergarten, please join Blessed Sacrament School in Savannah for the school’s Cookin’ Up PreK-Kindergarten Round-Up – Rolling out the Future at BSS.

The informative event will be Dec. 7, 9AM to 10:30AM or by appointment.

Please R.S.V.P by calling the school office (912) 356-6987.

Learn more about Blessed Sacrament – a pre-K through 8th grade school – here.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School,, 1003 E. Victory Drive, Savannah 31405. On Facebook here 912-356-6987. Blessed Sacrament Catholic School is a advertiser. 

(Savannah Schools) St. Andrew’s Kindergarten Open House for Prospective Families

Friday, November 10th, 2017

St. Andrew's Kindergarten Open House 2017 Savannah schools

St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island invites prospective families to the Kindergarten Open House, Wed. Nov. 29 2017, 9AM.

Kindergarten at St. Andrew’s School includes
Spanish • Art • Music • PE • STEAM Lab
One to One Technology • Small Group Instruction

Learn more: Kindergarten Open House, Wed. Nov. 29, 9-10AM

St. Andrew’s School
601 Penn Waller Rd
Savannah, GA 31410


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.

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.

Savannah schools Kindergarten Open House 2017 St. Andrew's

(Savannah Schools) Open Houses @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Open Houses Savannah Christian School Preparatory private

You’re invited!

Tailor-made just for you, come sample a day in the life of a student in Savannah Christian Preparatory School’s thriving school environment.

Meet teachers, administrators and other parents to see the SCPS mission in action.

Most importantly, come learn about the relationships which are at the heart of Savannah Christian Preparatory School.

It’s the way in which SCPS professionals care for your child and family that will make your whole family feel at home on our Chatham Parkway campus.

Register for a Welcome Home Wednesday open house online here.  Or email Debbie Fairbanks, Director of Admissions at or call the admissions’ office at 912.721.2114.

Welcome Home Wednesday open houses begin at 9:30AM and will last between 60-90 minutes. The open house starts at the admissions’ office, which is the first building on the left on the Chatham Parkway campus.

What can you expect at a Welcome Home Wednesday?  Parents can expect a brief school overview followed by a tour with personal interaction with teachers, administrators, and students.  If a Welcome Home Wednesday event date is not convenient, please schedule a personal meeting and tour for you when you are available.

Learn more here. 

Welcome Home Wednesday Open Houses 
9:30AM @ Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Dec. 6 2017
Jan. 10 2018
Jan. 24 2018
Feb. 14 2018

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 2017 and in 2011, and the Middle School in 2014, for overall academic achievements. SCPS was also named Best Daycare/Preschool and Best Private School in 2013 & 2014 by Savannah Magazine.

Savannah Christian Preparatory School,  (912) 234-1653,, On Facebook hereOn Twitter here.  Follow SCPS on Instagram at savannahchristianprep   Savannah Christian Preparatory School is a advertiser 

Holiday Shopping Extravaganza @ St. Vincent’s Academy

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Holiday shopping St. Vimcent's Savannah 2017


You are cordially invited to St. Vincent’s Academy for their 8th Annual Holiday Shopping Extravaganza in Savannah.

The event will be Thurs. Nov. 30, 6 – 9PM in Walsh Hall on the corner of Harris and Lincoln Streets in Savannah’s Historic District. $15/admission supports scholarship and student aid.

Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Join St. Vincent’s at this one-stop holiday shopping event with over 40 local boutiques and vendors for one of our favorite events.

St. Vincent’s would like to thank their generous sponsors as well: USI Insurance, Ashley’s Business Solutions, Bahama Joe’s, Southeastern Heating & Air, and JanPro.


The City of Savannah is offering a holiday parking deal every Thursday and Friday in starting Nov. 23 through Dec. 22.

The first three hours in any city-owned garage is free. Any time over three hours is the daily rate.

Garages included: Bryan Street, Liberty Street, Robinson garage on Montgomery Street, State Street Garage and the Whitaker Street Garage.

Details here. 

St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty St. Savannah 31401, , St. Vincent’s Academy is a advertiser 

Savannah Girls Engineer It Day for 6-12th grade students, Nov. 18

Sunday, November 5th, 2017

Girls Engineer It Day Savannah STEM 2017

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 Girls Engineer It Day – an one-day event in Savannah focused on teaching hands-on STEM activities and letting students decide if Engineering/STEM is a career path they would consider in their future.

This event is limited to the first 200 middle-school & 100 high-school students to register. This annual event always sells out.

When: Sat. Nov. 18, 2017, 1-5:30PM – Registration required

Where: Woodville-Tompkins Tech & Career HS, 151 Coach Joe Turner St., Savannah, GA  Driving directions here

Registration and Details:

All registration details can be found here:


Girls Engineer it Day Savannah STEM

Students will go through 3 activities focused on different kinds of engineering taught by local technologists.  The day starts with a STEM Expo which are small activities provided by local companies, surrounding universities, and professional organizations.  Then break into groups to begin the 3 activities (1 hr a piece). While the students are learning, there’s a separate event for the adults including learning what’s needed to keep the students interested in STEM, college prep, financial aid, and 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.

Link to schedule here.

The event is limited to 300 students (200 middle and 100 high school).

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

Questions? Email

You’re invited: St. Vincent’s Academy Oyster Roast, Savannah

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

Savannah Schools St. Vincent's Academy

You are invited to join the St. Vincent’s Academy Alumnae Association for their 4th Annual Friends & Family Oyster Roast on Sat. Nov. 11, 6:30PM at Molly McGuire’s in Savannah.

The event will be on the outside deck & patio at 216 Johnny Mercer Blvd on Wilmington Is.. Overflow parking will be available in the adjacent Ace Hardware’s parking lot.

Enjoy live music by Greg Williams! Admission includes an Oyster Roast, Fried Chicken Fingers, Cole Slaw, Red Rice, Hushpuppies, and 1 Drink Ticket. Participate in the 50/50 Raffle & Themed Basket Raffles.

Tickets: $40/each and can be purchased here

Molly McGuire’s
216 Johnny Mercer Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31410

Carmel Haslam Kelly
St. Vincents Academy Alumnae Association or 912.401.5231
Or Schaaf Helmly at

St. Vincent’s Academy, 207 E. Liberty St. Savannah 31401, , St. Vincent’s Academy is a advertiser 

Savannah Schools: Open Houses @ St. Andrew’s School, Wilmington Island

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Savannah schools St Andrew's School

Come see St. Andrew’s School on Wilmington Island in action @ an open house 9AM Thurs. Oct. 5 2017.

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

St. Andrew’s School Open Houses 2017 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
Dec. 7
Jan. 4
Feb. 1
March 1

Schedule a tour.


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.

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.

Birthday Bash @ Sandbox Children’s Museum, Hilton Head Is.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Sandbox Children's Museum Birthday Bash 2017 Membership Discount Hilton Head Bluffon

The Sandbox Children’s Museum on Hilton Head Is. is 12 years old! Come celebrate this birthday at The Sandbox with the family!

Nov. 22, 2017, 10AM-2PM
Birthday Bash Celebration

The Sandbox’s parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, “corn hole”, and other carnival games with prizes, cotton candy station, holiday crafts including decorating sugar cookies and ornaments, BBQ lunch with all the “fixins” and of course, birthday cake. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, kids of all ages can play in the snow!

Event admission: $5 for members, $10 for non-members.

Military and senior discounts are available.

First come, first serve. Space and activities limited in the event of rain.


Sandbox Children's Museum Membership Deal Hilton Head Is

Membership Deal

Purchase your family or grandparent membership today. Prices will increase in 2018!

Membership includes:
Family: (2) Listed adults and all children in the immediate household
Grandparents: (2) listed adults (must include one grandparent) and
ALL grandchildren

Membership not expiring until mid next year? That’s okay! Renew your membership prior to Dec. 30 2017 and your membership will automatically renew for this year’s rate. Become a member or renew today by calling (843) 842-7645.

Birthday Discount

Let’s have a party!
The Sandbox Children’s Museum Birthday Party Room is available to rent for your celebration.
Visit or call 843-842-7645 for scheduling and more information.

The Sandbox November 2017 HOURS:
Sun.-Mon. Closed | Tues.-Sat: 10AM – 5PM

Fall 2017 School Open Houses in Savannah (Schools, PreK)

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Savannah school open houses 2017

Savannah school tours: Savannah school open house season is in session, for those of you school searching. Upcoming open houses include:

* Hancock Day School, Admissions Previews: 9:15AM Wed. Nov. 15; 9:15AM Wed. Dec. 6; 9:15AM; Thurs. Jan. 11 2018.
* Matthew Reardon Center for Autism open house & tour of expanded space, 5:30-7PM Wed. Nov. 15
* Veritas Academy open house for PreK-2nd grade, 9-11AM Thurs. Nov. 16
* Savannah Country Day School Parent Informational Coffee & Campus Tour, 9:30AM Fri. Nov. 17
* St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School open house, 5:30-7:30PM, Tues. Nov. 28.
* St. Andrew’s Kindergarten open house, 9AM, Wed. Nov. 29.
* Savannah Christian Preparatory School open house, Welcome Wednesdays, 9:30AM, Wed. Dec. 6.
* St. Andrew’s School open house, 9AM Thurs. Dec. 7
* Blessed Sacrament School PreK-Kindergarten open house, Thurs. Dec. 7 2017, 9-10:30AM
* The Habersham School All Grades PreK-3-12th open house, 9AM Fri. Dec. 8
* Calvary Day School open house, 2-4PM Sun. Jan. 21 2018
* Risen Savior Christian Academy open house, Pooler, Sat. Jan 27 2018, 10AM-Noon
Details on all of the above here.

Savannah Schools: Open House @ The Savannah Country Day School

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Savannah Country Day School Open House Fall 2017

Visit The Savannah Country Day School campus and learn more about the Country Day difference.

By design, Savannah Country Day events are both informative and comfortable for parents and children. Additionally, they provide the children with the experience of being part of Savannah Country Day School and allow the admissions staff and faculty opportunities to know and appreciate the children applying for admission.

Open House: Sun. Nov. 12 2017

The Open House is the best way for families to gain a comprehensive view of the Country Day experience. In addition to a campus tour, many current students and parents are present to share their experiences and answer questions. Guests also have the opportunity to meet with Country Day’s talented faculty, coaches, and fine arts instructors to learn more about the School’s outstanding programs. For reservations or additional information, please contact Amy Pinckney at 912-961-8700 or This event is open to both parents and prospective students.

The program begins at 1:30PM Sun. Nov. 12 in the Pangaea Garden.


Parent Informational Coffee & Campus Tours

Fri. Nov. 17
Thurs. Dec. 7
Wed. Jan. 17
Wed. Feb. 21
Tues. March 20
Thurs. April 12
All events begin at 9:30AM

These informational coffees and campus tours are small group events where parents spend time in Savannah Country Day classrooms and explore the 65-acre campus. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn how Savannah Country Day offers the highest-quality learning experience to fully develop each child intellectually, physically and ethically. So that staff may plan for your visit, please contact Amy Pinckney at 912-961-8700 or

About Savannah Country Day School 

Savannah Country Day School (JK-12) is a Savannah preeminent college preparatory school providing a rigorous, supportive learning environment, especially for students who wish to challenge themselves with high expectations.

Savannah Country Day School, 824 Stillwood Dr., Savannah, GA 31419-2643, 912-925-8800, Savannah Country Day School is a advertiser 

Holiday Robotics Camp @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah will host a one-week Holiday Robotics Camp for kids.

Cost: $199. Mention to receive a $25 discount.

The Holiday Robotics Camp will be 9AM-Noon, Dec. 18-22 2017.

Call 912.355.2267 to register.

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 

Savannah schools: Open House @ St. James Catholic School

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Savannah schools St James Catholic School preK

You’re invited to an Open House at St. James Catholic School in Savannah  9:30AM Tues. Nov. 7 2017.

Come see all that St. James Catholic School in Savannah has to offer!

Stay connected & informed about St. James Catholic School by liking them on Facebook here.


Open House 9:30AM Tues. Nov. 7 2017


For more information on this Pre-K through 8th grade school, visit or call (912) 355-3132, email

St. James Catholic School
8412 Whitfield Ave.
Savannah GA 31406

St. James Catholic School, 8412 Whitfield Ave., Savannah, Georgia 31406, (912) 355-3132, email  St. James Catholic School is a advertiser.

Savannah schools: Open House at Saint Peter the Apostle Catholic School

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Saint Peter Apostle School Savannah Catholic Wilmington Island

School searching in Savannah?

Come to an open house  to see all that St. Peter the Apostle School on Wilmington Island in Savannah has to offer at an open house Tues. Nov. 28 2017,  5:30-7:30PM

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 House

Tues. Nov. 28 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.


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. 

Variety of kids’ art classes offered @ Scribble Art Studio for Early Winter 2017-18, Savannah

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

art classes winter Scribble Art Studio Savannah children's classes

Time to register for Scribble Art Studio  youth after-school art classes this Winter 2017-early 2018 in Savannah. Early Winter youth art classes start in late October & early November.

Scribble’s Winter 2016 After-School Art Classes offered include:

Sculpture & Mixed Media for ages 4+
Little Explorers for ages 6+
Sew Much Fun for ages 6+
Watercolor I for ages 5+
Portfolio I & II
Drawing Basics for ages 6+

Sign up today!

Register here. 

Scribble Art Studio, 212 E 37th St, Savannah, 31401


Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser 

Scribble Art Studio in Savannah also offers open studio hours, private & group art classes, summer art camps, adult art parties & children’s birthday parties, both in the studio & at-home DIY art birthday kits. For gifts, Scribble as art kits & gift certificates. For more info, contact artist Carrie Christian at (912) 713-7376 or email  . Click here for more info. Scribble Art Studio is a advertiser

Autism Resources in Savannah: Open House @ Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

autism resources Savannah Matthew Reardon Center Autism

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism (MRCA) in Savannah operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children 5- to 18-years-old with autism.

MRCA has recently expanded their existing 5,000 square foot facility by 1,000 square feet, allowing the organization to increase enrollment to 22 students.

An Open House and tour of the expanded space will be Wed. Nov. 15, 2017, 5:30-7 PM. Teachers will be available for questions at the open house. Refreshments will be available for guests.

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism is @ 6602 Abercorn St., Suite #200. For more info, contact Patti Victor Phone: (912) 355-9098

About the Matthew Reardon Center for Autism

MRCA offers a multi-therapeutic, communication-based approach to academics, and social and life skills education using Applied Behavior Analysis methodology. Additionally, all students receive Speech, Occupational, Physical and Music therapy as part of their curriculum.

Accredited by the Georgia Accreditation Commission, ADVANCE Academy’s teachers communicate with parents daily. Student progress can be monitored by parents through their online system. Parent training workshops are held four times a year in addition to quarterly parent conference and annual IEP conferences. MRCA advocates work with families, both at AA and throughout the community, to ensure they obtain needed support services needed, such as IEP planning and development, SSI, Medicaid and extra-curricula activities.

Student to teacher ratio is 2:1 in elementary and 3:1 in the middle and upper school classrooms. Teachers and staff members have special certifications, including Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and GA Professional Standards Commission Certification. All staff members are Safety-Care Certified and CPR Certified. A master’s degree is required for all lead teachers, and a bachelor’s degree required for all teaching assistants.

Annual tuition is $9,350 for the 12-month school term. Students at MRCA participate in the Georgia Special Needs Scholarship Program, with limited additional tuition assistance available through the GA Tax Credit Scholarship Program.