• cds_athletic_highlight_2020

Building Champions through Christ

The athletics program at Calvary Day School provides our students with an opportunity to grow physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Calvary seeks to provide quality coaches who are able to teach, mentor and guide our students. They must also understand the two non-negotiables we require to coach at Calvary Day. Those are to know and love Christ and to know and love our students right where they are.

In striving to do our best for the Lord, we unapologetically pursue excellence in sports and compete to win when possible - but never at any and all costs. Col. 3:23, "Whatever you do [whatever your task may be], work from the soul [that  is, put in your very best effort], as [something done] for the Lord and not for men." As a program we desire to labor together in glorifying God, encouraging each other in physical and spiritual growth, and exuding Christ's love to everyone we encounter.
In addition to seeking success on the playing field, Calvary Day School’s teams desire to draw closer in our relationships with Jesus Christ. We are united spiritually and athletically, and we will strive to develop our God-given abilities to their highest level of performance. We imitate Christ and are testimonies for Him on playing fields and courts, in the classroom, and in our lives outside of school. We use devotions before, after, and often during practice to maintain team unity. It is our personal privilege to work with each athlete and his or her family, and our desire is to facilitate growth in each young person.
Calvary Day School is a member of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and follows the code of ethics, constitution, and by-laws established by the GHSA, which are available at the GHSA’s website. Our Middle School participates in the Savannah Parochial Athletic League (SPAL). Additionally, our athletes adhere to Calvary Day School’s sportsmanship code of conduct: As ambassadors for Christ, we humble ourselves before the Lord and allow Him to lift us up. We treat our opponents, officials, and spectators with respect. We respect the property and reputation of our opponents as well as that of our own school. In every situation, we will use sound common sense, judgment, and courtesy.
David N. Palmer, MD – Team Physician, Calvary Day School Optim Orthopedics, Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon, Sports Medicine

David Palmer, MD is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in sports medicine. Dr. Palmer received his medical degree and completed his internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He followed his internship with a medical residency at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. After completing his residency he pursued additional training at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Specializing in treating athletes and athletic conditions, Dr. Palmer found his passion for sports medicine while playing linebacker for the Florida State Seminoles. Observing and interacting with the team’s trainers gave him the desire to pursue a career in orthopedic medicine. Dr. Palmer has been in practice with Optim Orthopedics for 22 years; seeing patients in Savannah and the surrounding areas. He has proudly served as the team physician for Calvary Day School for three years. To learn more about Dr. Palmer, please visit