Award-Winning and Nationally Recognized Education
The Savannah area has a variety of educational options, from preschool through college, including a large public school system and 19 area colleges and universities.
Savannah is fortunate to have an award-winning public school system that is large, diverse and neighborhood focused. There are 34 elementary schools, nine middle schools and nine public high schools.
The Savannah Arts Academy, a dedicated performing and visual arts high school, was ranked the No. 1 high school in Georgia in 2012 by U.S. News & World Report;
Marshpoint Elementary School received the Bronze Highest Performance Award from the Governor's Office of Student Achievement; and Woodville-Tompkins Technical & Career High School was recognized by the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association as a Program of Excellence award winner. In 2013, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) launched a new STEM Academy dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and the school system is nationally recognized for innovative use of technology.
Savannah is also home to more than 30 top-tier, award-winning private schools including:
St. Andrew’s School: Named one of “America’s Most Challenging Private High Schools” in 2014 by the Washington Post.
Savannah Christian Prep School: Named "One of the top 50 private schools in America" by Council for American Private Education.
Savannah Country Day: Class of 2014 had almost $4 million in scholarship offers and acceptances to some of the most competitive colleges and universities in the country.
The Savannah area’s 19 colleges and universities educate nearly 60,000 students, churning out approximately 13,500 graduates a year.
From the Savannah College of Art and Design
, which offers more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university; to Savannah Technical College
, named in 2014 as the No. 1 technical college in the state of Georgia; to Georgia Southern University
, one of America’s best colleges according to Forbes
magazine, the Savannah region provides a highly skilled, educated workforce to meet your needs.
Savannah’s colleges and universities are all within an hour drive of Savannah and offer a variety of associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in programs including aviation technology, medical fields, electronics, interactive design and game development, engineering technology, architecture and economics.
The HOPE Scholarship program provides tuition assistance to students enrolled in Georgia public and private colleges and universities and public technical schools. The scholarship, which is for students enrolled in degree, diploma and certificate programs, is available for students who are residents of Georgia and who have completed high school since 1993 with a “B” average or better. Students must maintain the “B” average in college. The amount of a HOPE Scholarship is based on the number of credit hours in which a student is enrolled each semester, up to 15 hours.