Since our foundation in 2012, we have partnered with parents to educate children not simply to one day gain admittance to the best college, but to equip them for life, helping them discover who God made them to be. We work continually to restore the humanity of each child entrusted to us, as God works to restore his creation. Thus, our mission is partnering with God as His servants in seeking the restoration of His image in our students through education.
The Habersham vision is based on the time-honored tradition of Classical education, where students are taught to question, to investigate, and to dialogue, combined with an unapologetic commitment to the truth of Christ. Habersham emphasizes the great works of literature, the great discoveries of math and science, and the great ideas and figures of Western civilization, combined with a disciplined study of classical languages, thereby training students how to learn so they retain their love of learning.
We recognize the years of school life of children are a humbling opportunity to make a profound impact. Not only are students developing cognitively and physically, but they are forming lifelong spiritual and character habits as well. Their view of the world, their answers to life’s questions, and their view of the good life all take shape during these formative years at school. We seek to mold and shape both academic and spiritual formation in an integrated way. Cultivating a love of learning, equipping students to learn well, and grounding instruction in Christian orthodoxy and devotion.
“A Christian boy or girl can learn mathematics, for example, from a teacher who is not a Christian; and truth is truth however learned. But while truth is truth however learned, the bearing of truth, the meaning of truth, the purpose of truth, even in the sphere of mathematics, seem entirely different to the Christian from that which they seem to the non-Christian; and that is why a truly Christian education is possible only when Christian conviction underlies not a part, but all, of the curriculum of the school.”
-J. GRESHAM MACHEN, EDUCATION, CHRISTIANITY
Board of Governors
Dr. Brian Kornblatt
Dr. Byron Colley
Dr. Brad Durham
Since 2012 BA, History, Mercer University BA, Religion, Mercer University MDiv, Reformed Theological Seminary
Dean of Families and Students
Since 2019 BA, History, Covenant College MA, Education, Loyola Marymount University
Head of School Emeritus / Chief Communications Officer
Since 2012 BA, Journalism, University of Georgia Graduate Studies, Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy Certificate in School Management and Leadership (in progress), Harvard School of Education and Business School
Director of Marketing & Communications
Since 2015 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Covenant College
Director of Development
Since 2019 BA, Spanish College of Charleston MA, Elementary Education College of Charleston
Director of Admissions
Undergraduate Studies, Belhaven University
Since 2018 BA, Spanish, Armstrong State University
Upper School Faculty and Staff
Since 2014 BA, English and Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Washington and Lee University MA, English, Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English
Upper School Humanities
Since 2019 BA, Philosophy, Trinity Western University MA, History, San Jose State Univeristy
Upper and Middle School Mathematics
Since 2015 BA, Mathematics, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Since 2018 BS, West Point MBA, University of Masshachusetts-Amherst
Upper School Science and Mathematics
Since 2019 BS, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Baylor University
Upper School Science and Math Chair
Latin & Choir
Since 2016 BM, Sacred Music, Samford University MMus, Choral Music, Selwyn College, Cambridge University MA (in progress), Liberal Arts, St. John’s College
Upper School Humanities
Since 2015 BS, Journalism, Toccoa Falls College MFA, Creative Writing, Columbia College Chicago
Strings, Latin, Arts Coordinator
Since 2016 BA, Music, Goldsmiths College, University of London MA, Music Education, Kingston University
Since 2012 BFA, Painting, Savannah College of Art and Design MFA (in progress), Illustration, SCAD
Visual Arts, Graphic Design
Since 2017 BS, Indiana Wesleyan University MFA, Savannah College of Art and Design
Upper School Latin
BA, Classical Studies, University of Georgia
MA, Classical Languages, University of Georgia
External Affairs and Admissions Assistant
Since 2019 BA, SCAD
Since 2015 BA, History, Boston University BS, Journalism, Boston University
Assistant Athletic Director, House Coordinator
Since 2017 BA, Biology, Mercer University MS, Physical Therapy, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Middle School Faculty and Staff
7th and 8th Grade, First Form Latin
Since 2018 BS, Elementary Education, Bryan College MA, Curriculum Implementation
Middle School Science
Since 2017 BS, Nursing, Bob Jones University
College Office and Habersham Hall Administrative Assistant
Since 2013 BS, Business Administration, Salisbury State University
Since 2015 BS, Family and Community Services, Berry College
Since 2017 BS, Erskine University
7th and 8th Humanities
Since 2018 BA, English, Armstrong State University
Middle School Mathematics
Gould Cottage Receptionist
Since 2019 BA, Journalism, University of Georgia
7th Grade Christian Studies, Grounds
Lower School Faculty and Staff
2nd Grade, Director of Lower School
Since 2012 BA, Psychology, Monmouth University
Pre K 3
Since 2013 BS, Wheelock College
Since 2018 BFA, Dance, Belhaven University
Mary Ann Kavanagh
Since 2015 BA, English, University of Maryland, European Division
Since 2019 BA, Early Education, Covenant College
Since 2013 BA, History, Armstrong Atlantic State University
Since 2019 PreK3, Choir, Theater
Hannah Van Puffelen
Pre K 4
Since 2014 Undergraduate Studies in Early Childhood Education
Since 2019 BS, Early Education, Berry College
Built in 1887, Habersham Hall served as the Chatham County Jail for nearly a century. Recognizable for its Moorish Revival style tower, the building is located in the heart of Savannah’s historic district. The three-story building which originally served as the jailer’s quarters currently houses The Habersham School’s upper school, while the former cell blocks now line a spacious courtyard, which the school uses for chapel, outdoor classes, and other community events.
Gould Cottage, located in the beautiful Ardsley Park neighborhood, was built in the early 1930s by millionaire Edwin “Jay” Gould of New York City and his Gould Foundation for Children to be used as a children’s nursery. The two-story Tudor-style building eventually developed from a nursery into a home for boys and girls in need. After nearly ten years of vacancy, The Habersham School purchased and restored the structure in 2014. The halls of this quaint cottage are once again filled with children, as Gould Cottage now houses Habersham’s lower school.
For the past 90 years, the Jenkins Athletic Club has served the Savannah community by providing a space for athletics and recreation. The JAC’s basketball facilities are home to The Habersham School’s JV and varsity basketball and volleyball teams
Hull Park was developed in the early twentieth century as a part of the Chatham Crescent neighborhood. The diamond-shaped park offers the neighborhood a playground, baseball field, and outdoor meeting space. Adjacent to Gould Cottage, the park provides a shaded area for outdoor lunches and classes, as well as recreational space for recess and P.E.
The Savannah Theater opened its doors to the public in 1818. Despite significant hardships throughout its first few decades, including fires, changing ownership, and financial strife, the theater became a staple of arts and culture in Savannah. Notable performers such as Oscar Wilde, Lillian Fields, and W.C. Fields have taken the stage at the Savannah Theater. After a fire in 1948, the theater was redesigned with its notable art deco facade and converted into a movie house. The Savannah Theater graciously partners with The Habersham School to offer a whimsical and dynamic environment for theater productions, summer camps, ballet performances, and recitals.
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We are currently accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year.
How to Apply
1. Please review our website and our school mission.
2. Complete appropriate application.
3. Submit a resume, cover letter, and completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After reviewing your resume and cover letter, we will invite prospective candidates to apply, sending them an official application at that time. Qualified candidates will be scheduled for an interview. Please note: We are always in search of exceptional teachers to shepherd our students. Even if there is no specific job that currently matches your background, please feel free to send us your resume with a cover letter.