About SCA

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.

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

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.

Our Philosophy

It is the philosophy of Savannah Classical Academy that all students benefit from a rigorous, content-rich, educational program that develops academic potential and personal character.

The school provides an environment that fosters academic excellence through the habits of thoroughness, the willingness to work, and the perseverance to complete difficult tasks. Through defined academic and character development curricula students are prepared to become active, responsible members of their community.

Strategic Initiatives

1. Student achievement through a rigorous academic program

2. Develop inquisitive lifelong learners enriched through their SCA education and experiences

3. Focus on citizenship and character development

4. Equip students for post-secondary success in a direction of their choice: including: traditional colleges/universities, technical education, immediate entry into the workforce, or military service

5. Expand the program of study to include classical education from multiple historical viewpoints

6. Establish strong community partnerships to support SCA’s vision, programs, and student involvement through service projects and volunteerism

7. Strive for increased financial strength, growth, and expansion of SCA’s programs and community impact

8. Grounded by our core virtues, create a school experience based on: development of self, service to others, and multiple opportunities for success

Core Virtues


To recognize the suffering of others, then take actions to help.


Mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty.


Consistent, sustained, and earnest effort to accomplish what is undertaken.


Doing the right thing when no one is watching. Moral soundness; honesty.


Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.


To consider worthy of high regard.


The ability to distinguish between right and wrong, and to be accountable for one’s behavior


Self-restraint or moderation in act, thought, or feeling.




Our Charter

SCA, which is open to all students residing in Chatham County, is funded by the public education system but retains a charter that allows it to operate autonomously under a board of parents and community members.