Schools

The Pooler area has an excellent school system consisting of a variety of educational offerings.  Below is found a basic listing of area schools.

Registration For Any Public School:

To register any child for public school, parents must provide the following documents:

  • Certified copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • Georgia Certificate Immunization
  • Georgia Eye, Ear and Dental Certificate (EED)
  • Social Security Card
  • Most recent report card (except for children entering kindergarten)

Proof of address in the form of a current utility bill, lease, tax return or other acceptable legal document. Medical documents such as the immunization certificate and EED are available from the Chatham County Health Department (912-356-2234) at 2011 Eisenhower Drive and from some private physicians' offices. Parents are reminded that the immunization process can require weeks or months to complete, so immunizations should be kept current in early childhood.

The school system has prepared a parent information booklet to answer many newcomer questions. To request a copy, or obtain other information, call the school system at 912-201-5600. To determine the attendance zone to which your child is assigned contact the pupil placement offices at 912-201-5584.

Click the links below to get more information.

Pooler Elementary

Pooler Elementary
308 Holly Avenue
Pooler, GA 31322
912-748-3600
Visit School Website

School's Rating Report Card (link to GA Dept. Education website)

Cafeteria - 912-748-3628
Counselor - 912-748-3641
Fax - 912-748-3636
Nurse - 912-748-3640

Facts:

  • PTA has over 450 members.
  • Elementary school currently has approx. 200 computers for educational use.
  • Two computer labs.
  • Pooler has it’s own TV station for the school, used as a PA system
Registration:
  • To register a child for public school, parents must provide the following documents:
  • Certified copy of the child's birth certificate
  • Georgia Certificate of Immunization
  • Georgia Eye, Ear and Dental Certificate (EED)
  • Social Security Card
  • Most recent report card (except for a student entering kindergarten)
  • Proof of address in the form of a current utility bill, lease, tax return or other acceptable legal document. Medical documents such as the immunization certificate and EED are available from the Chatham County Health Department (912-356-2234) at 2011 Eisenhower Drive and from some private physicians' offices. Parents are reminded that the immunization process can require weeks or months to complete, so immunizations should be kept current in early childhood.
The school system has prepared a parent information booklet to answer many newcomer questions. To request a copy of the booklet or obtain other information, call the school system at 912-201-5600. To determine the attendance zone to which your child is assigned, contact the pupil placement office at 201-5584.

Students are eligible to enter kindergarten if they are 5 years old on or before September 1. They may enter first grade if there are 6 years old on or before September 1.

West Chatham Elementary School

West Chatham Elementary School
820 Pine Barren Road
Pooler, GA 31322
912-748-3600
Visit School Website

School's Rating Report Card (link to GA Dept. Education website)

Principal - 912-748-3601
Cafeteria - 912-748-3612
Counselor - 912-748-3606
Fax - 912-748-3615
Nurse - 912-748-3608

"Where Children are the heart and soul of our school"

Grades K – 5. The West Chatham Elementary School opened its doors to students on August 16, 1999. Students have a state of the art facility that includes a computer lab, a science lab. A gymnasium, a cafetorium, media center, networked computers in each classroom, and specially equipped classrooms for music and art.

West Chatham Elementary offers:

  • BD - Behavior Disorders is a program that provides help for students who have problems functioning full-time in a classroom.
  • Title 1 - The Title 1 Program is a federally funded program which provides additional assistance for students who are performing below grade level in reading and/or math.
  • Speech - Students who have problems in speech may receive the assistance of a speech therapist for short periods of time each week.
  • Search - Students exploring and Reasoning for Creative Horizons is a program designed to meet the educational needs of the identified gifted students. This program is designed to nurture the unique abilities of these students.
  • EIP - The Early Intervention Program is designed to serve students with identified developmental deficiencies which are likely to result in problems in maintaining a level of performance consistent with expectations for their respective ages.
  • SLD - Specific Learning Disabilities is a program which provides special help for those students who have been diagnosed as having difficulty in learning to write, read. Discriminate sounds or work with numbers

West Chatham Middle School

West Chatham Middle School
800 Pine Barren Road
Pooler, GA 31322
912-748-3650
Visit School Website

School's Rating Report Card (link to GA Dept. Education website)

Cafeteria - 912-748-3665
Counselor - 912-748-3659
Fax - 912-748-3669
Nurse - 912-748-3666

Mission: The mission of West Chatham Middle School is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all students to develop their individual potential academically, socially and emotionally.
Vision: Excellence in leadership, academics, and personal development
Motto: Excellence, exploration, and equality for all

The middle school has a unique mission that sets it apart from both elementary and high school. It recognizes the youth it serves as being neither children nor adult, but as making the transition between the two stages with special needs the middle school is designed to meet. The middle school emphasizes basic skills, explorations, and relationships, not specialization’s.

New Hampstead High School

New Hampstead High School
2451 Little Neck Rd.
Savannah, GA  31302
912-395-6789

Laidlaw School Bus Transportation

Laidlaw Transportation
2025 Louisville Road
Savannah, Georgia 31415
912-447-5933

Dan Phelps - Branch Manager

Al Soloman - Field Supervisor

Linda Portune - Dispatcher

Child Care Centers

Child Care Centers

Nikao Kids University - 912-748-4486, 112 North Rogers Street
Pooler Day Care/Camp - 912-748-0047
Pooler Baptist Day Care - 912-748-8913, 110 North Chestnut Street
Wee Care Learning - 912-748-5977 x104 1050 Godley Way Rd. 1-888-289-8534

Child Care Checklist
Selecting the best child care means finding a program that is compatible with your family's lifestyle and schedule. It is wise to visit at least three facilities. Initial inquiries should focus on fees - tuition, registration and additional costs for meals, snacks and activities such as music or computer classes - and on scheduling - observation of annual holidays and summer or vacation time. It's also important to ask about the center's basic safety practices, such as covering electrical outlets, maintaining fire extinguishers and keeping medications and cleaning supplies locked up. Licensed day care centers in Savannah must have an annual inspection by the fire marshal. Full-time employees and at least 50 percent of the caregiver staff must be certified in CPR and first aid. The state mandates that these centers notify parents of communicable diseases, as well as regulate teacher-to-student ratios. The ratios vary by age of children, from six infants per teacher up to 25 children per teacher if the children are at least 6 years of age.

You may also want to find out:
  • If the center posts a current license.
  • The average number of years that staff members have been employed at the center and the average years of child care experience per staff member.
  • What kind of curriculum the center offers and if a schedule is posted.
  • If children appear happy and relaxed and relate well with others.
  • If the staff handles difficult children in an appropriate manner.
  • If the provider offers references to parents.
  • If parents are permitted to make unannounced visits.
For more information, contact the State of Georgia, Department of Child Care Licensing at (404) 657-5562, Mon. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Area Universities & Secondary Schools

Armstrong Atlantic State University (AASU)
11935 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31419
912-927-5277
armstrong.edu

5,700 students
In-state tuition: $1,049 /semester

Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in more than 75 majors in areas such as arts and sciences, teacher education and health professions. Professional programs are also offered. Armstrong conducts weekend and evening classes and offers courses at various off-campus sites.

Savannah State University (SSU)
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA  31404
912-356-2186
savstate.edu

2,700 students
In-state tuition: $1,178 off-campus/semester and $3,320 on-campus/semester

Twenty-four undergraduate degree programs are available through the colleges of science and technology, business administration and liberal arts and sciences, the last of which also offers masters of social work and masters in public administration degrees.

Specialized programs for non-traditional and evening students are also available.

The Department of Continuing Education at AASU and SSU

AASU - 912-927-5322
SSU - 912-356-2243

Courses available for nominal fees range from classes in computer studies to business to creative arts to foreign languages. Career-oriented courses provide customized training in cooperation with area businesses.

Georgia Southern University
Post Office Box 8024
Statesboro 30460
912-681-5611
georgiasouthern.edu

14,000 students
Tuition: $1,216/semester

Graduate and undergraduate degree programs are offered in more than 150 majors through the colleges of liberal art and social sciences, business administration, education, health and professional studies, graduate studies and science and technology.


Coastal Georgia Center
305 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Savannah, GA 31401
912-651-2844
academics.georgiasouthern.edu

Managed by Georgia Southern University in partnership with Armstrong Atlantic State University and Savannah State University, the center provides graduate educational programs, economic development activities and a location for the delivery of professional- and personal-interest courses.


Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
342 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
912-525-5100
scad.edu

4,000 students
Tuition: $5,400/quarter

The largest art school in the country, SCAD offers bachelor's degrees in fine arts and architecture and master's degrees in arts, fine arts and architecture through its schools of building arts, fine arts, communications and media arts and three-dimensional design.


Savannah Technical Institute
5717 White Bluff Road
Savannah, GA 31405
912-351-4500
savannahtech.edu

3,500 students
Tuition: $279/quarter

The school offers associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs in 40 fields of study ranging from automotive repair to surgical technology, with all courses aimed at career preparation. Savannah Tech also conducts continuing education courses, seminars, teleconferences and management programs for small businesses.


South University - Main Campus
790 Mall Boulevard
Savannah, GA 31406
912-691-6000
southuniversity.edu

500 students
Tuition: $2,395/quarter

South College consists of two schools. The School of Business Administration offers a bachelor of business administration degree with four concentrations: finance, hospitality management, management information systems and organizational communications.

Associate of science degrees are offered in accounting, business administration, computer information systems and paralegal studies.

The School of Health Professions offers a bachelor of science degree in physician's assistant and an associate of science degrees in medical assisting.


Brewton-Parker College
6555 Abercorn Street
Savannah, GA 31405
912-692-0980
bpc.edu

110 students

Branch campus offering a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.


Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Hunter Army Airfield
Post Office Box 42007
Savannah, GA 31409
912-355-0644
erau.edu

100 students

Extended campus offering a Associate/Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and Aviation Business Administration; Associate of Science in Aviation Maintenance, Bachelor of Science in Aviation Maintenance Management and Master of Aeronautical Science

 

Area Private Schools

School Name   Telephone   Grades   Affiliation  
Benedicitine Millitary School   356-3500   9-12   Catholic  
Bible Baptist School   352-3067   Pre K-12   Baptist  
Blessed Sacrament Church School   356-6987   Pre K-8   Catholic  
Calvary Baptist Church   351-2299   Pre K-12   Baptist  
Emmanuel Christian School                           354-2082   Preschool   Christian  
Hancock Day School   355-0151   Pre K-5   N/A  
Memorial Day School   352-4535   Pre K-12   Baptist  
Montessori Academy of Savannah   355-2000   Preschool   N/A  
Notre Dame Academy   232-5473   Pre K-8   Catholic  
Pineland Christian Academy   238-5053   Pre K-12   Baptist  
Providence Christian Academy
  927-0185   K-12   Presbyterian  
Rambam Day School   352-7994   Pre K-8   Jewish  
Risen Savior Christian Academy   925-9431   K-1   Lutheran  
Royce Center/Chatham Academy   354-4047   1-12   N/A

 
St. Andrew's on the Marsh School   897-4941   Pre K-12   N/A  
St. James Catholic School   355-3132   Pre K-8   Catholic  
St. Michael's Catholic School   786-4507   K-8   Catholic  
St. Paul's Lutheran Day School   234-4255   Preschool & Daycare   Luthern  
St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School   897-5224   Pre K-8   Catholic  
St. Vincent Academy   236-5508   9-12   Catholic  
Savannah Chrisitan Prep School   234-1653   Pre K-12   Christian  
Savannah Country Day School   925-8000   Pre K-12   Judeo-Christian  
Urban Christian Academy   234-4710   6 wks-12   Christian  
Christian School & Day Care Center   748-5977   K-8   Seventh Day Adventist  

YMCA West Chatham

West Chatham YMCA Child Learning Center
820 Pooler Parkway
Pooler, GA 31322
912-748-9622
Visit Website

The Child Learning Center provides curriculum-based learning for children age 6 weeks to 4 years.  Each classroom has qualified lead teachers along with assistants and each room meets State of Georgia teacher / child ratios.
  • Quality, year round childcare for 6 weeks - 4 years old
  • State qualified lead teachers and assistants
  • Curriculum based learning environment
  • Nutritious breakfast, lunch and in-between meal snacks
  • Extended hours to meet the needs of parents 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Our new Center has a fenced-in playground and gives access to the facilities of the new West Chatham YMCA
  • Mildly sick room available*
  • Each room meets state mandated teacher child ratios.
* Furnished and staffed by St. Joseph's / Candler Health System
 
Fees:
Registration - $25.00
Infants - $85/weekly
Toddlers - 4yrs $75/weekly