Savannah Christian Preparatory School

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Savannah Christian Preparatory School
Savannah, Georgia
United States
Type Private
Motto "To develop the whole person to the glory of God."[citation needed]
Established 1951
Principal Ashley Barnwell, upper school
Mike Crosby, middle school
Dr. Ruth Ann Palmer, lower school
Headmaster Dr. David Pitre
Grades Pre-kindergarten - 12th grade
Campus size 250 acres (1.0 km2)
Color(s) Red and white
Nickname Raiders
Affiliation Christian, non-denominational

Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) is a non-denominational Christian school, located in Savannah, Georgia, United States.


Chatham Parkway[edit]

Savannah Christian presently maintains two campuses. The 254-acre (1.03 km2) Chatham Parkway campus hosts over 1,000 lower and upper school students, and 250 daycare/preschool students. Facilities include thirteen buildings with classrooms, labs, media centers, gyms, a dining hall, an outdoor pool, a track, five athletic fields, three playgrounds, and the Ecological Diversity for Educational Networking (E.D.E.N.) Outdoor Education Center.

This campus is the site of the Eckburg Center (opened in November 2007) which is the new fine arts and athletic facility for the Upper School as well as the new daycare/preschool center (opened in August 2008).

DeRenne Avenue campus[edit]

DeRenne Avenue is the location of Savannah Christian's second campus. The 14-acre (57,000 m2) site is home to nearly 400 lower and middle school students. All of the middle school students use this campus, as do some of the children in pre-kindergarten through grade 5. The facilities include four buildings with classrooms, computer labs, a media center, a dining hall, and two gyms, as well as two athletic fields.[1]


On September 17, 1951, Rev. George and Mrs. Harold Deane Akins, launched SCPS as the "Evangelical Bible Institute" with eight students. The school originated with the following mission: "The Bible first, then teaching students how to live and how to make a living."[citation needed] It officially became Savannah Christian School in 1954, and then Savannah Christian Preparatory School (SCPS) in 1978.

Student activities[edit]


The Upper School currently competes in Region 3-A of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). The Middle School competes in the Savannah Parochial Athletic League (SPAL).

Middle school:

  • Boys - football, cross country, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, track
  • Girls - volleyball, cross country, basketball, soccer, golf, track, softball

Upper school:

  • Boys - football, cross country, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, tennis, track, wrestling, lacrosse
  • Girls - volleyball, cross country, softball, competitive cheerleading, basketball, soccer, golf, tennis, track, lacrosse

Fine arts[edit]

Band is offered to 5th grade, with nearly 70% of the class participating. Students are divided into four groups that meet once per week and perform in concert at least twice each year. Choir is not provided for fifth grade.


Savannah Christian Preparatory School annually produces classic Broadway musical productions with casts of 3rd through 12th grade students.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "About". Savannah Christian Preparatory School. 

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