705 East Anderson Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401 


Savannah Classical Academy

Savannah's Only K-12 Public Charter School

Savannah Classical Academy is a tuition-free, public charter school serving Chatham County residents. Offering an academically rigorous education and an environment that fosters academic excellence, we offer a high quality choice for families in our community.

U.S. News and World Report ranks Savannah Classical Academy as Best
Charter, Elementary, and Middle School


Current School Year

2024-25 Waitlist

The lottery for the 2024-25 school year is closed. Applicants may join the waitlist for the 2024-2025 school year here:

2024-2025 Calendar

Click below to view the 2024-2025 school calendar.


Upcoming School Year

2025-26 SCA Lottery

Information regarding the lottery for the 2025-26 is coming soon.

A Message from the CEO

We appreciate your interest in Savannah Classical Academy (SCA). We understand that choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions a family will make. We hope this information and your visit to our K-12 charter school will communicate our commitment to providing an excellent education to any student residing in Chatham County. Created in 2013, SCA is the result of a grass roots effort by Savannah residents and donors. Although SCA is part of the county school system, it is autonomously directed by the CEO and the Governing Board.

We are proud of our dedicated and hard working team of educators and students, high caliber curriculum, extracurricular activities and community involvement. Compared to other district schools, SCA students’ achievement outscored the county public school system on all 23 shared state assessments. Due to the impressive academic and enrichment programs, community collaboration, experiential learning opportunities, range and quality of extra-curricular activities for all grades, professional qualifications of staff, and the supportive and well-structured environment the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC) recently awarded SCA the highest possible rating.

Click the video above to hear more about
SCA's CCRPI scores

2024-25 School Year


Families may submit an application for the 2024-25 waiting list. All K-12 students in Chatham County are eligible to apply.

About SCA

A Classical Education

SCA’s supportive and well-structured environment leads to excellent academic results. Compared to other area public schools, SCA students’ achievement results outscored the county public school system on all twenty-two state assessments.

Experiential learning, successful student outcomes, and high expectations for student behavior supported by many co-curricular options, demonstrates why our free public charter school is a great investment in our community and a best choice for families.


Grades Served


Max Enrollment


Year Founded

Savannah Classical Academy

Our Mission

The mission of Savannah Classical Academy is to provide every child with a classical and academically rigorous education while instilling a commitment to civic virtue and moral character.



Join the Waitlist

The lottery for the 2024-25 school year is now closed.

Applicants may join the waitlist here:


What's New?

Be Virtuous. Be Studious.

Five Star Climate

2014 Five-Star Climate Rating

(1 of only 5 out of 54 schools in the county school system)

Top Accreditation

In October 2022, SCA was awarded the highest possible rating by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC).

Academic Excellence

SCA outscored the county school system on all 22 state assessment measures.

Source: 2022 GMAS

Highly Rated

Voted 2nd Best Public School in Savannah
Source: Savannah Magazine 2015