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How Calvary Makes a Difference

At Calvary Day School, we are called to a higher mission. We infuse faith into our classrooms, clubs, gymnasiums, playing fields, etc.; in essence, into whatever is being done or taught. At Calvary we also pursue excellence in whatever we do. As a result of this internal pursuit of excellence, Calvary was recognized as the first charter member of the National Elementary Honor Society, and our students are accepted each year into some of the finest colleges and universities in the United States, with over half of these students typically receiving academic scholarships. In addition, a number of our student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent and receive athletic scholarships each year.

What We’ve Accomplished

Thanks to our generous supporters, Calvary Day School has been able to provide new and improved educational facilities. Calvary’s state-of-the-art High School offers a fully developed Media Center as well as research labs, science labs, technology labs, and upgraded athletic facilities. Likewise, every classroom in the Lower School has an interactive projection system, and in 2015 we implemented 1:1 technology from Pre-K through twelfth grade. These technological investments are just a few examples of our commitment to continued growth and the offering of the highest quality of education to each student.

In addition to technological opportunities, students are able to choose from a wide variety of electives and extracurricular activities which support our goal of developing the whole student. Our school continues to produce National Merit Scholars, and we enjoy success in athletics at the state and local levels as a result of this commitment. Calvary offers more opportunities for student development outside of the classroom than ever before because of our supporters who continue to believe in the mission and ministry of Calvary Day School.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission at Calvary Day School is to provide a Christ-centered educational experience for grades Pre-K – 12 through the development of the total student- spiritually, academically, socially, and physically.

Our Vision Statement

We are a community of learners and leaders where teaching and learning are stimulating, interesting, and Christ-centered. Students, staff, and parents are supportive of one another and work cooperatively to reach ever higher academic, social, emotional, and spiritual competencies. Differences are accepted and respected by students, staff, and parents. We follow many pathways to learning while sharing goals that unite us, a common core of knowledge, and a belief in biblical truths.


Administrative Staff

List of 13 members.

  • Photo of James Taylor

    Dr. James Taylor 

    Head of School
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2005
    Bio
  • Photo of Joseph Almeida

    Mr.  Joseph Almeida 

    Lower School Assistant Principal
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2018
    Bio
  • Photo of Tonja Brunn

    Mrs. Tonja Brunn 89

    Director of Media Services
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2000
    Bio
  • Photo of Chad Griffin

    Mr. Chad Griffin 

    Athletic Director/GOAL Director
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2002
    Bio
  • Photo of Jackie Hamilton

    Mr. Jackie Hamilton 80

    Middle School Athletic Director
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 1989
    Bio
  • Photo of Gordon Hunter

    Mr.  Gordon Hunter 

    Director of Development
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2016
    Bio
  • Photo of Phillip Lee

    Mr. Phillip Lee 03

    Director of Admissions
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2008
    Bio
  • Photo of Cory Martin

    Mr. Cory Martin EdS 03

    Middle School Principal
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2010
    Bio
  • Photo of Stacey Mell

    Mrs. Stacey Mell EdS 82

    Director of School and College Counseling
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 1987
    Bio
  • Photo of Patrick Mulvehill

    Dr. Patrick Mulvehill 

    Director of Technology
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2006
    Bio
  • Photo of Marianne Nordahl

    Mrs. Marianne Nordahl EdS 

    Lower School Principal
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2007
    Bio
  • Photo of Robert Redman

    Dr. Robert Redman Jr. 

    Upper School Assistant Principal
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2019
  • Photo of Susan Tigert

    Mrs. Susan Tigert 

    High School Principal
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2016
    Bio

Calvary Day School

Calvary Day School offers a Christ-centered educational experience for grades Pre-K – 12 through the development of the total student- spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. We provide the best, most affordable private education in Savannah, Georgia.