Hancock Day School

(912) 351-4500

Fax: (912) 351-4550

Hancock Day School

6600 Howard Foss Dr.

Savannah, GA 31406

(912) 351-4500

Fax: (912) 351-4550

History

Our son loves school

We looked at several schools, but Hancock felt right from the minute we entered. Our son loves school, and we are beyond thrilled at what he is learning and the approach of the whole child the teachers use. Hancock is the perfect fit for us.

Akisha Lowe

2017-09-28T09:54:02+00:00

Akisha Lowe

We looked at several schools, but Hancock felt right from the minute we entered. Our son loves school, and we are beyond thrilled at what he is learning and the approach of the whole child the teachers use. Hancock is the perfect fit for us.

Academically challenging

My three children attend the lower school at Hancock. It is academically challenging yet nurturing.

Kari Herrin

2017-09-28T09:54:58+00:00

Kari Herrin

My three children attend the lower school at Hancock. It is academically challenging yet nurturing.

Kindness

“Kindness with firmness plus consistency equals security for a child.  Enthusiasm, talent, interest, initiative, and willingness to motivate are contagious and make learning challenging for a child.  With these qualities at Hancock Day School, the children know we care. We have the love and respect of the children; therefore, learning is spontaneous.”

 

Mrs. Emmie Ruth Hancock

Founder of Hancock Day School, 1953
2018-08-21T08:30:44+00:00
“Kindness with firmness plus consistency equals security for a child.  Enthusiasm, talent, interest, initiative, and willingness to motivate are contagious and make learning challenging for a child.  With these qualities at Hancock Day School, the children know we care. We have the love and respect of the children; therefore, learning is spontaneous.”   Mrs. Emmie Ruth Hancock Founder of Hancock […]

The Hancock Way

“The Hancock Way means working hard and collaborating.  We were taught to push ourselves individually, but to always know that we could do better if we worked together.”

 

Zoe Levine

Hancock Day School Class of 2012

Savannah Arts Academy Class of 2016

Bentley University Class of 2020
2018-08-21T08:49:47+00:00
“The Hancock Way means working hard and collaborating.  We were taught to push ourselves individually, but to always know that we could do better if we worked together.”   Zoe Levine Hancock Day School Class of 2012 Savannah Arts Academy Class of 2016 Bentley University Class of 2020

My Time at Hancock

“I found two of my best friends during my time at Hancock.  I also learned to treat people the way that you want to be treated.  Being a jerk never wins anyone over.”

 

Bailey Lin

Hancock Day School Class of 2013

Savannah Arts Academy Class of 2017

Georgia Institute of Technology Class of 2021
2018-08-21T08:52:29+00:00
“I found two of my best friends during my time at Hancock.  I also learned to treat people the way that you want to be treated.  Being a jerk never wins anyone over.”   Bailey Lin Hancock Day School Class of 2013 Savannah Arts Academy Class of 2017 Georgia Institute of Technology Class of 2021

The Hancock Way

“The Hancock Way has guided and nurtured me into the person I am today. It equipped me with the disciplines and values needed to face trials and challenges in the years that followed. It taught me how to persevere through adversity, be a leader with humility, ask for help when needed, express gratitude for the overlooked, and show compassion in everything I do. It is hard to define the Hancock Way because it is seen in actions more than words, through the help of the teachers, staff, parents, and students at HDS. It is something you can only completely understand through experiencing it.”

 

Katie Allen

Hancock Day School Class of 2013

Savannah Arts Academy Class of 2017

University of Georgia Class of 2021
2018-08-21T08:53:49+00:00
“The Hancock Way has guided and nurtured me into the person I am today. It equipped me with the disciplines and values needed to face trials and challenges in the years that followed. It taught me how to persevere through adversity, be a leader with humility, ask for help when needed, express gratitude for the overlooked, and show compassion in […]

Amazing Academic Programs

“Hancock’s amazing academic programs gave me the foundation that I needed for success in high school.”

 

Madeline Mascolo

Hancock Day School Class of 2014

Savannah Country Day School Class of 2018

University of Virginia Class of 2022
2018-08-21T08:55:03+00:00
“Hancock’s amazing academic programs gave me the foundation that I needed for success in high school.”   Madeline Mascolo Hancock Day School Class of 2014 Savannah Country Day School Class of 2018 University of Virginia Class of 2022

Family Atmosphere

“The Hancock Way refers to our family atmosphere and strong academics coupled with the strong work ethics of everyone around you.”

 

Virginia Maxwell

Hancock Day School Class of 2014

Saint Vincent’s Academy Class of 2018

Auburn University Class of 2022
2018-08-21T08:57:48+00:00
“The Hancock Way refers to our family atmosphere and strong academics coupled with the strong work ethics of everyone around you.”   Virginia Maxwell Hancock Day School Class of 2014 Saint Vincent’s Academy Class of 2018 Auburn University Class of 2022

Prepared Me for my Future

“The Hancock community prepared me so well-- from study skills, to my classes, to sports.  Hancock prepared me for my future, and I still have great connections with my teachers if I ever need help.”

 

Mac Graham

Hancock Day School Class of 2015

Benedictine Military School Class of 2019
2018-08-21T08:58:48+00:00
“The Hancock community prepared me so well– from study skills, to my classes, to sports.  Hancock prepared me for my future, and I still have great connections with my teachers if I ever need help.”   Mac Graham Hancock Day School Class of 2015 Benedictine Military School Class of 2019

Teaches Respect

“The Hancock Way teaches respect, responsibility, and character.  I think that’s useful for your everyday life as well as your school life.  Having strong morals helps you create strong friendships and develop relationships with adults-- like your teachers.  And teachers love nothing more than a student with manners.”

 

Taylor Mason

Hancock Day School Class of 2016

Saint Vincent’s Academy Class of 2020
2018-08-21T08:59:34+00:00
“The Hancock Way teaches respect, responsibility, and character.  I think that’s useful for your everyday life as well as your school life.  Having strong morals helps you create strong friendships and develop relationships with adults– like your teachers.  And teachers love nothing more than a student with manners.”   Taylor Mason Hancock Day School Class of 2016 Saint Vincent’s Academy […]

Feels like a family

We have been so happy at HDS! Really feels like a family and I know my boys are so loved there. The teachers and staff are second to none.

Erin Lambright

2016-03-14T15:19:08+00:00

Erin Lambright

We have been so happy at HDS! Really feels like a family and I know my boys are so loved there. The teachers and staff are second to none.

One of a kind

We couldn't be happier that our paths led us to Hancock Day School. The learning experience our son is receiving is not only one of a kind, but also nurturing and kind. We are so happy that he wakes up excited to go to school and is picked up excited to share what he learned for the day.

Shannon Marshall

2016-03-14T15:19:18+00:00

Shannon Marshall

We couldn’t be happier that our paths led us to Hancock Day School. The learning experience our son is receiving is not only one of a kind, but also nurturing and kind. We are so happy that he wakes up excited to go to school and is picked up excited to share what he learned for the day.

Hancock Day School was founded in 1953 by Mrs. Emmie Ruth Hancock. An experienced elementary school teacher and a certified Director of Christian Education, Mrs. Hancock developed the idea for the school while teaching a leadership course to kindergarten teachers. Her objective was to establish a school where each student could develop to the full realization of his or her potential.

The school began its educational program with only kindergarten and first grade classes. Then in 1960, the campus on Skidaway Road expanded to include all elementary school grades. During this time, Mrs. Hancock’s son, William Bell came to work at the school after leaving his position at Abraham Baldwin College. Shortly after Mr. Bell joined the faculty, his wife Doris Bell came on board and later served as Director of Curriculum for over 40 years.

In the 1970’s, Hancock expanded even further by creating Hancock Academy, a high school located on Derenne Avenue. Within a few years Hancock Academy awarded high school diplomas to the graduating classes of 1978 and 1979. However, in 1980, the administration decided to close Hancock Academy and concentrate its efforts on the lower grade levels.

The Bells continued to operate the school until they retired in 2004. With their retirement, they announced plans to close the school. However, a group of parents in Savannah quickly petitioned to keep the school open. They formed a non-profit organization, Parents and Friends of Hancock, Inc., and thereby ensured the continued operation of this fine school. Mrs. Bell currently serves on the Board of Trustees, advising and offering valuable support. Mr. Bell passed away in August 2007.

Today, Hancock Day School is an independent school serving prekindergarten through eighth grade. Dual Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancED accreditation was earned in April 2009. Hancock is regarded highly for its challenging curriculum with an early emphasis on reading, phonics, and math skills. Small classes in a structured and caring environment successfully prepare students for the future.