A School That Mirrors Our Community

We take care of our surroundings and each other through our words and actions.


Who We Are

Susie King Taylor Community School is a K-8 charter school serving the Chatham County community. The faculty and staff of SKTCS school empower students to develop critical thinking, cultivate their creativity, & develop academically.



Our Vision

We strive to foster compassionate, emerging scholars of truth and integrity.

It is our hope to foster compassionate, curious, creative, and confident global citizens who are stewards of truth-seeking, simplicity, integrity, community, and equal respect for all.

Our Namesake

Susie King Taylor

Susie King Taylor was born into slavery in 1848 and lived in Savannah, GA. She was the first African American to teach openly in a school for the formerly slaved in Georgia. She served as a nurse, laundress, and teacher during the Civil War. She taught many of the black soldiers to read and write during their off-duty hours.

As the author of Reminiscences of My Life in Camp with the 33rd United States Colored Troops, Late 1st S. C. Volunteers, she was the only African American woman to publish a memoir of her wartime experiences. You can read more about her at Georgia Encyclopedia.

In 2019 the Georgia Historical Society erected a historical marker honoring Susie King Taylor. It is located near the Midway First Presbyterian Church in Midway, GA.

Each school year, SKTCS students learn about Susie King Taylor and her legacy of courage and perseverance.

Student Pledge

Susie King Taylor students are FREE. We are:

  • Focused – We can do anything we put our minds to.
  • Responsible & Respectful – We take care of our surroundings and each other through our words and actions.
  • Empathic – We are a family and everyone’s feelings are important.
  • Empowered – We are unstoppable and powerful beyond measure.
Our futures are brighter when we stick together.

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