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Kindergarten Online Application for Savannah-Chatham Public School Specialty Programs for 2015-16 School Year

If you’re interested in applying to the various specialty programs including kindergartens offered by Savannah-Chatham public schools for the 2015-16 school year, online application is available now & the application window closes Feb. 12 (These public schools such as Garrison Elementary, J.G. Smith Elementary, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy etc. either don’t have an attendance zone/neighborhood district or they also accept children outside of their attendance zone/neighborhood district).

Savannah-Chatham Public Schools offers an online application, lottery and registration process for those families who would like to enroll their child within a Specialty Program offered by Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System offers 23 Specialty Programs throughout the district to provide students with a diverse portfolio of educational options.

Explore the Savannah-Chatham County Public School website to find the Specialty Program best suited to your child’s interest and ability. Contact information for each school can be found under the Site List tab. For specific specialty school admissions requirements click here.

If you have questions, please send an email to

Specialty Program Important Dates
Application Window Opens January 10, 2015
Application Window Closes February 12, 2015
Lottery Date February 27, 2015
Registration Window Opens March 2, 2015
Registration Window Closes March 20, 2015
Wait List Callouts March 23, 2015


Free, state-funded Pre-K

The Pre-K Lottery for Savannah-Chatham public schools is different than the Specialty Program application process & will be at a later date.  

Pre-K applications for the free, lottery-funded Pre-K programs for 2015-16 at Savannah-Chatham County public schools will be available starting March 19 2015. Applications are due April 2 2015. The lottery will be April 21 2015.

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

Some Savannah private preschools and childcare facilities – including Maggie’s Morning School & the Childcare Network – also offer the state-funded, free Pre-K program and have different application deadlines. Please contact those facilities for their application deadlines. Details about Maggie’s Morning School first come, first serve Pre-K registration for 2015-16 here.