Savannah Country Day School
The Savannah Country Day School partners with Blackbaud for a simplified enrollment process.
The Savannah Country Day School found new freedoms through Blackbaud, thanks to a simplified application review process and other innovations that help the school cultivate a lifelong passion of learning in each student.
Set within a landscape renowned for history and natural beauty, The Savannah Country Day School traces its roots to the early 1900s, yet shapes today’s youth into leaders for the modern age.
Country Day sets high expectations for its K–12 students, while providing a strong sense of place on a 65-acre wooded campus with outdoor learning experiences that include growing organic produce, tending the school’s apiary, and reciting soliloquies in the Shakespeare Garden. With its unique mix of progressive and traditional offerings, the school relies on a thoughtful admissions process that became even more effective as Country Day adopted Blackbaud Enrollment Management System™, including Committee Review.
“The Committee Review feature has saved hours of work, but it really goes beyond that. Now committee members can review files on their own time, whether that be on a free period sitting under a live oak tree on campus or after school hours,” said Josceline Reardon, Country Day business analyst.
Easy and Ecofriendly
In the past, Country Day’s admissions process was admittedly cumbersome, with an unwieldy paper trail.
“Our admissions staff would prepare and print spreadsheets to provide detailed candidate overviews to committee members,” Reardon explained. “The spreadsheets then accompanied the candidate’s manila applicant folders for review. Not only was this a manual process for our admissions staff; it also only allowed one committee member at a time to review a file, and that was on site in the Office of Admissions.”