About Savannah River Academy
Who we are:
Savannah River Academy was created by a group of passionate parents, teachers, and administrators who believe that our area needed another option for education. What began as a dream has quickly grown to be an enthusiastically-supported and welcomed educational experience.
What we are not:
Savannah River Academy is not a typical private school, it is not a charter school, and it is not a public school.
What we are:
SRA was created specifically to be different. It is a non-sectarian learning center offering both full time enrollment, as well as a hybrid enrollment option to parents of homeschoolers who are looking for only core class enrollment. SRA’s educational model emphasizes a collaborative approach between parents and teachers, as well as the importance of allowing kids to be kids. It is for this reason that Savannah River Academy teachers follow current research that tells us that, contrary to what we have previously believed, children do not benefit from assigned homework before the 6th grade. We also offer a specialized dyslexia program led by experienced, Orton Gillingham certified teachers. Please contact us directly for more information if your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia, or if you would like to learn more about dyslexia screening by our certified Barton screener.
When we are:
At SRA, we have small learning groups engaged in hands on learning at the students’ own pace, using a customized education plan. This small group atmosphere will allow teachers and students to cover much more material in a shorter period of time; therefore, our days will be shorter. Core classes for the 2019-2020 school year will be covered Monday – Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm. We do realize that this model and pace will not work for every child, so great care is be taken by our experienced administrators during the admissions process to ensure that a contract will only be offered if it appears that your child would be a good fit for this model. For parents who would prefer their students to participate in full time enrollment, SPARC (Special Programs After Regular Classes) offers additional rotating enrichment classes from 1-3:30pm and Focus Fridays include field trips, STEM activities, community service projects, etc from 8:30am-3:30pm.
Where we are:
For the 2019-2020 school year, SRA will be continuing to lease a building on the campus of 1116 Church on Fury’s Ferry Road. While we work toward building our forever campus, this location is a great fit for our temporary home and the support and encouragement we have received from their pastor, Jarrod Adkins, has been invaluable. The Church is located in Evans, near the Savannah River; the Church has allowed us to occupy their gym building (we are the sole tenants of the building during school hours); the building has over 7,000 square feet of space, several classrooms, and an indoor gym; lastly, the Church understands that we are a secular school and supports the diversity of our families.