Every graduation year, faculty and administrators look at their students as they receive their diplomas. For those of use who have witnessed multiple graduation classes, we reflect upon the class and what makes them different than previous classes.

This year, the difference was simple. What this Class of 2022 has accomplished, hopefully, will not be duplicated again. What they endured during the past 2 years speaks volumes of their dedication and character.  Very one word, "PANDEMIC" or "COVID".

This class was asked to play sports only to see games cancelled and chances for championships be tossed aside. This class was asked to "mask-up" and sit socially distant from their classmates. This class was asked to eat packaged food for lunch in order to assure that any contagious fever would not be passed to them. This class was asked to wake-up at home and sit in front of a computer screen for 7-8 hours to get and do their classword.

Never in our history, have 16-18 year old young girls and young men asked so much. No field trips; No proms; No sporting events; and virtual graduation ceremonies.

And through it we are, ready to present their diplomas on Saturday, May 21, 2022.


…..the year was 1971

The President of the United States was Richard M. Nixon and the Vice-President was Spiro T. Agnew.
There was 207,660,677 people living in the United States and their life expectancy was 71.1 years.
The United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that busing of students may be ordered to achieve racial desegregation.
And the Twenty-Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution lowered the voting age to 18.

Disney World in Orlando, Florida opened to the public.
The average cost of a new home was $25,250.00.
The Median Household Income was $10,600.00 and unemployment was 4.9%.
A gallon of gas cost 40 cents.
The new Datsun 1200 Sports Coupe sold for $1,866.00.
A ticket to the movies cost $1.50.
The cost of a first-class postage stamp was increased from .06 cents to .08 cents.

In the World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in 4 games.
The Milwaukee Bucks won 4 straight over the Baltimore Bullets for the NBA Championship.
UCLA defeated Villanova 68-62 for the NCAA Basketball Championship and Nebraska was the undefeated (13-0) NCAA Football Champions.

Patton won the Oscar for Best Picture of the Year.
Simon & Garfunkel swept the Grammys for Record, Album and Song of the Year with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
Archie Bunker came into our homes for the first time in the CBS debut of All in the Family.

AND…..Memorial Day School opened our doors.

We are proud and privileged to be celebrating our 50th Anniversary of providing a quality education to our community and to our students because they matter.

Schools are very business like.  Tuition income generates the funds needed to pay salaries, purchase supplies and technology and basically "keep the lights on".  Like any business - you have to draw customers in.
Some schools choose to advertise on tv, radio, and printed media.  Those costs, have to come from tuition dollars.

The most common method of attracting customers is an "OPEN HOUSE".  Why should that be important to the families looking for a place to educate their children and keep them safe during the school day?
At an OPEN HOUSE, you get to walk the same halls as your child will.  You get an opportunity to meet the faculty, put a face to a name, and have a conversation about your unique needs.

You also get to meet the staff and the Head of the School and discuss your children and what the school can offer. There is no better way to choose a school than seeing the heart and soul of the school.  Fancy buildings don't educate - peope do.

Memorial Day School holds and annual OPEN HOUSE (January 9, 2022 from 2 - 4 PM), but if that date and time in not convenient, we invite you to call our Director of Admissions Jamie Lane to schedule your private tour.  
The education of children, YOUR CHILDREN, is the most important aspect of our business and we invite you to see why we have been serving our community since 1971 - 50 years.

Thanksgiving is just days away. It is time for so much more than just a week out of school. It truly is a time for reflection and thanks.

Memorial Day School has been educating students for 50 years. Over that time, almost 1400 men and women can call themselves Alumni while hundreds of others have also walked the hallways and breezeways of our school.
"Family" is the one word that has echoed our mission over those 50 years. Students have been treated and become part of our Memorial Day School family. We love them like family. We took care of them like family.  We nurtured and held their experiences and their education as we would our own children.

Visit our campus and talk to our teachers and our students.  They will all have stories to tell about the people they have met and have become part of the family. At this time of the year, we are all grateful for the family we have and the family that we have become part of.

From the beginning in 1971, Memorial Day School's mission has been to educate their students one student at a time with lots of individual attention, love and nurturing. We are truly thankful for our founders, our continued support, and our bright future.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone !!

Memorial Day School is proud to be celebrating our 50th year of educating students in the Savannah area. We are even prouder of keeping to our mission of education in a Christian environment and with a family atmosphere.

Our students are loved. They "matter" as our mantra says. Our teachers believe in teaching students and not just subjects.  Every student is treated as an individual, and individuals learn in different ways.

We are fortunate to have a fine staff of educators and administrators who care about our school and our students. Over 1,300 alumni have received their diplomas from Memorial Day School and have moved on in their lives. Our alumni have gone on to live their own lives in as diversified manner as they are individuals.

Memorial Day School can brag about our alumni who are now educators themselves, from school principals to classroom instructors. Among our alumni, we have doctors, attorneys, and other professionals, but, we also have store owners, and employees. We have graduates working important jobs at the Port of Savannah, Gulfstream, JCB and other local corporations. Our graduates have gone on to live successful lives in their chosen profession... A diversified group that we continue to love and respect because they matter.

So as we move into our 2nd quarter of our 2021-2022 school year, we need to look back to when it all started in August of 1971, 50 years ago.

Memorial Day School is still here. Some of the paint colors have changed, we have some new floors and lighting, there are televisions and computers now, the office has moved into the original cafeteria. There have been many changes and advancements made to the physical plant, but the heart of Memorial Day hasn't changed.

We will continue to educate the only way we know how: one student at a time. We will continue to work with individuals to help them achieve their academic success. We will love our students and their families because THEY MATTER.

Our Location

Memorial Day School

6500 Habersham St.
Savannah, GA  31405

Phone: 912-352-4535
Fax: 912-352-4536



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Memorial Day School

Memorial Day School is a private, independent Christian school in midtown Savannah, Georgia. Since 1971, our creed that each student, parent, teacher and staff member matters to one another serves to empower each student to matter more as they go forth in life.

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