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

Prekindergarten & Kindergarten

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 students begin their education in a warm and caring environment designed to spark their natural curiosity and make learning fun. Each child’s social, physical, emotional, and spiritual growth are fostered in this loving, supportive environment. There is a strong focus on early readiness skills, phonics, reading, math and social sciences.  All of these core areas are supported through cross-curricular connections to art, physical education, music, Spanish, and technology.

Language Arts

Students develop print awareness, phonemic awareness, and alphabet knowledge. Additionally, students use oral comprehension strategies for memorization of songs, poems, and nursery rhymes. Reading readiness is an area of emphasis, and students apply vocabulary and listening strategies for oral comprehension.

Math

In math, students develop awareness of numerals through oral counting and 1-to-1 correspondence.  The use of extensive and diverse manipulatives helps students to gain insight into numeral meaning. Teachers also work to cultivate a recognition of basic shapes, colors, and patterns. Addition and basic measurement are also introduced.

Science & Social Studies

Students learn to explore the world around them through our use of the outdoor classroom as well as hands-on experiments with magnets, mixing primary colors, flower gardening, and tasting foods. Animal habitats, the five senses, weather, and seasons are other areas of emphasis. Students also explore differences in holidays, people, and places in our world as they learn to ask and answer questions, interpret the main idea, share ideas with peers, and use good manners.

Language Arts

Reading fluency and comprehension are enhanced through careful daily practice. Students also learn to communicate effectively in writing and speaking, and an emphasis is placed on phonemic and phonological awareness.

Mathematics

Our students begin to understand the meanings, uses, and representations of numbers during their kindergarten year. They also investigate the characteristics and properties of geometric shapes and learn to analyze and interpret data. Patterns, measurement, addition, and subtraction are also introduced.

Science & Social Studies

Kindergarteners learn to investigate, observe, and ask questions as they begin to understand the people and events celebrated by national and religious holidays. They also begin to identify American symbols and understand their meaning. Other highlights include locating objects on maps and developing an understanding of weather, seasons, the five senses, landforms, and habitats.