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.

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.