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

HDS News 11/10/2017

November 15
Admissions Preview

November 17
4th Grade Program

November 16
Report Cards issued by email

November 16 at 6:00 pm
Midnight Madness
To kick off Basketball season, we will have a night of recognition and celebration of our 8 teams and their coaches. Each team will have an opportunity to demonstrate what they are learning from their coaches and show off their skills as a team. This celebration will take place in William Bell Gymnasium.

Dear Parents,

Each year Hancock Day School is honored to have the privilege of decorating the tree for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit at Memorial Hospital, and providing gifts for the children there. Designated grade levels will be making ornaments for this special tree, and our tree committee will visit the hospital in the first week of December to decorate. At this time, we ask that your family review the wish list provided by the hospital and consider a gift from your child to another this holiday season.

We are so pleased to provide our students and their families with such a meaningful opportunity within our “Season of Caring,” here at HDS, and sincerely thank each of you for your generosity. This project illustrates the compassion and strength of character we work to develop in our students, and we believe they will truly grow from the opportunity to reach out to other children in this special way. We will have boxes located throughout our campus for donations. 


Francine Wright

  Toy Wish List Recommendations

  • Infant play sets/ shape sorters/ blocks/ring stackers/ spinners

  • Musical light up toys, activity centers, fisher-price figures/sets

  • Baby teethers and rattles

  • Books for infants and toddlers

  • Wooden puzzles (from infant to early elementary ages)

  • Play-doh / Play-doh sets / fun craft sets

  • Mega/Lego Blocks for toddlers

  • Lego Sets for school aged kids

  • Action figures

  • Trains/trucks/cars/hot wheels

  • Sport balls – basketballs, playground balls, footballs and other outside fun activities

  • Games-  board games or card games

  • $10 gift cards for our older kids- Target, Apple-I-tunes, etc.

*Please NO stuffed animals, Barbie Dolls/baby dolls, coloring books-crayons, or clothing items

Dear Families,

Since 2009, Hancock Day School has held dual Southern Association of Independent Schools, Inc. (SAIS) and AdvancED, Inc. accreditation.  This accreditation validates that our school’s mission, governance, leadership, curriculum, communication, and support systems meet the rigorous standards established by SAIS and AdvancED.  By maintaining this accreditation, Hancock certifies that it provides students with the tools necessary for a productive educational journey from prekindergarten through eighth grade. Additionally, our accreditation also helps teachers and administrators stay up to date with research in the academic community and collaborate with similar independent schools.

Every five years, accredited, independent schools must go through the reaccreditation process. We are currently preparing for a visit from a team of school administrators in the spring of 2019, and we need your help. Please complete this survey by Friday, November 17th.  We will use the information you provide in our self-study as we create goals that ​will ​help us continue fulfilling the mission of Hancock Day School. It is vital we hear from everyone because your voice is an important part of the future direction of our school. Again, please make your voice heard and respond by Friday, November 17th.

Thank you in advance for your continued support of Hancock Day School.


Hancock Day School’s SAIS Steering Committee

(Michelle Ippolito, Ellen O’Connor, Tricia Guggenheim, and Francine Wright)

    Howdy, Partners!
The Book Fair will be here soon.
Saddle up and read with us from December 4-December 8. 

           Volunteers are needed daily.  The volunteer sign-up sheet is available online at this URL:

           Please feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions.  shill@hancockdayschool.org   

           Preview dates are going to be November 30 and December 1.

           This year our online fair will open on November 16 so feel free to begin shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday.  Share this URL with your relatives if they would like to order books for gifts.  If books are ordered prior to the fair, those books are delivered to the school the week of December 4.  

             The URL is http://www.scholastic.com/bf/hancockdayschool2  


           Susan Hill