The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) has donated the use of one of its academic buildings to the Habersham School for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year.
The Habersham School, a private Christian academy in midtown Savannah serving students in grades K3-12, "has recently experienced huge growth in enrollment since opening in 2012. The school has quickly outgrown its original space and upper grades have been in temporary quarters off-campus this fall," a SCAD spokesperson says.
After winter break, SCAD’s Habersham Hall, 235 Habersham St., will house the Habersham School’s 9-12 students, while K3-8 students will remain on the original Gould Cottage campus near Hull Park.
"The SCAD building comes to the Habersham School already outfitted with mounted LCD projectors, screens, whiteboards, a large enclosed outdoor courtyard for student gatherings and an on street parking lot, all included in the donation," the spokesperson says.
“In the 36 years since SCAD opened its doors we’ve been shown tremendous generosity along the way, which helped us meet the needs of our students,” said SCAD founder and president Paula Wallace. “In that same spirit, we are honored to be able to help another nonprofit organization develop within the community. It’s serendipitous, too, that the Habersham School employs several SCAD graduates.”
Habersham School President Chip Welch said: “Our core values align with SCAD, our foundational focus is humanity-based teaching, which includes a strong concentration on the arts.”