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Savannah Arts Academy
500 Washington Avenue
Savannah, GA 31405

Phone: (912) 395-5000
FAX: (912) 201-4160

Mr. Gif Lockley,

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Grades: 9th - 12th

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About Us 

Savannah Arts Academy

Savannah Arts Academy is the first dedicated performing and visual arts school in Savannah, Georgia.  Students concentrate in one of the arts majors: communication arts, dance, instrumental and/or vocal music, theatre arts, and visual arts.

Points of Pride


  •  Georgia Department of Education, Platinum Award Winners, 2005-2011
  • Georgia “School of Excellence,” 2007-2011
  • U.S. News and World Report magazine named SAA a silver-award winning school, placing us in the top 500 schools in the nation
  • Named in Newsweek’s list of Best American High Schools
  • Connect Savannah’s Best School in Savannah, 2007-2010
  • SAA was voted as the #1 high school in Georgia
  • Named AP Honor School in 5 categories:   AP Challenge Schools, AP Merit Schools, AP STEM Schools, and AP STEM Achievement Schools, 2011
  • SAT and ACT scores continuously exceed state and national averages
  • Gold and Silver winners in Scholastic Art and Writing competition with works displayed in Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.
  • Offers 13 different Advanced Placement courses, will give over 550 AP exams in 2012
  • Future Business Leaders of America:  Currently ranked #1 chapter in the state of Georgia
  • Trip to Scotland: theatre students performed at the American High School Theatre Festival in Edinburgh Scotland in August 2010 and will return in August 2012
  • AP Studio Art Drawing was featured on the 2010-2011 AP Studio Art poster sent to all participating USA and international schools
  • In May of 2012, women's choir will perform a solo concert in Carnegie Hall in New York City
  • Odyssey of the Mind Competes at World Competition, 2001-2011
  • Savannah Arts named a Service Leadership School through Jefferson Award Program, 2010
  • Awarded the Governor’s Cup for the second year in a row for highest SAT scores
  • National “Blue Ribbon School” award from U.S. Department of Education, 2007
  • Large number of Governor’s Honors Program participants each year
  • Member of the “International Network of Performing and Visual Arts Schools.”
  • Excellent year-round boys and girls sports programming
  • Swimmers and Boys and Girls Soccer teams competed on a State level.
  • Regional, state, national and even international award-winning extra-curricular teams.
  •    Dan Snope of Savannah Arts Academy 2010 District Teacher of the Year & Terry Finlay of Savannah Arts Academy 2008 District Teacher of the Year