Award Year: 2019

Hancock Day School

6600 Howard Foss Drive
Savannah, GA, 31406-7004

(912) 351-4500

Mr. Jim Hoye, Principal at time of Nomination


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Hancock Day School develops the whole student by instilling values, knowledge, and skills to become an independent, self-reliant, lifelong learner with strength of character to make positive contributions in our ever-changing world.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 96%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Hancock nurtures the whole child while challenging students to grow.

Hancock nurtures the whole child while challenging students to grow.

Hancock Day School has a rich history of inspiring students to develop strength of character and a life-long love of learning. Serving over 400 students within the Savannah community in prekindergarten through eighth grades, we attribute our reputation for academic excellence to our challenging curriculum, our commitment to professional development, and our partnership with students' families. By creating a supportive and warm educational environment where students feel safe asking questions and expressing their ideas, our students develop a strong educational foundation while learning to think critically, be creative, and work together.

Our faculty's commitment to professional growth shines as they find new ways to reach students and model a growth mindset. Our dedicated educators seamlessly integrate the best of new educational research with Hancock's tried and true practices, like our phonics-based approach to reading and our early emphasis on writing instruction. Faculty members tailor lessons to the individual child's needs, thereby providing each student with the appropriate level of challenge and support.

Our small class sizes, intentional focus on character development, and advisory programming all show students the importance of cultivating both their hearts and minds. We teach the whole child and create a sense of community through regular service activities, prayer time, and school-wide assemblies. Our students' accomplishments have been recognized regionally and nationally by organizations including the Georgia Historical Society, Duke Talent Identification Program, and President's Volunteer Service Awards Program. By working together across all grade levels, we give our students roots to grow and wings to soar.