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I would like to welcome you to Calvary’s Lower School. We are thrilled that you have decided to become part of the Calvary family. Calvary’s Lower School works with families to produce academically strong students who possess a firm faith in the Lord and a love for others.

At Calvary, your child will benefit from a rigorous curriculum that reinforces critical thinking, while experiencing Christian values woven throughout the curriculum. We want to help each child reach their fullest potential in all areas of their lives; in their minds, hearts, and lives of service. “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others” – 1 Peter 4:10.  Specialists in computers, music, art, foreign language and physical education enhance the overall academic program. As the principal, I lead a very talented group of certified professionals that provide a first-class education. Throughout this process we all remain centered on one critical goal: providing our students with academic excellence in a caring Christian environment.

Calvary’s Lower School is proud to be named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. This distinction is awarded to only 50 private schools in the country, and it is an exceptionally rewarding accomplishment for the Calvary community. National test scores ranking in the top 10% of the country validate this superior academic program available to your child.

I hope that you experience the warmth and enthusiasm of our dynamic community of students, teachers, staff, and parents and the unparalleled curriculum and learning environment that we, at Calvary Day School, are proud to offer.

Marianne Nordahl - Lower School Principal

Office Staff

List of 6 members.

  • Photo of Marianne Nordahl

    Mrs. Marianne Nordahl EdS 

    Lower School Principal
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2007
  • Photo of Joseph Almeida

    Mr.  Joseph Almeida 

    Lower School Assistant Principal
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2018
  • Photo of Kimberly Clay

    Mrs. Kimberly Clay 

    Lower School Administrative Assistant
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2016
  • Photo of Lori Hearn

    Mrs. Lori Hearn 

    Director of Calvary Enrichment
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2016
  • Photo of Karen Strickland

    Mrs. Karen Strickland 

    Lower School Admissions Specialist
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2001
  • Photo of Mikki Thomas

    Mrs. Mikki Thomas 90

    Guidance Advisor
    Serving Calvary Day School Since 2017


Lower School Office
(912) 351-2299
Upper School Office
(912) 644-5080

School Hours
Monday-Friday 7:45am-4:00pm
Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 8:30am-2:00pm

4625 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia 31404

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.