We, at Augusta Prep, are ever mindful that you trust us with your most treasured possession(s), and we want to assure you that our Board Risk Management Committee and School Safety Committee are continually evaluating risks on campus and adjusting procedures. Their work has led to the campus security upgrades in our most recent strategic plan that we implemented starting in 2021. 
As a small school, the most important aspect of our safety posture is knowing our kids and knowing who belongs on campus. We also have implemented passive and active security measures to ensure the safety of our campus community:
  • Off-duty Columbia County Sheriff's Deputies patrol this campus daily. 
  • There are well-established protocols for regular drills and safety training. 
  • There are 50+ surveillance cameras on campus and a redundant internal alert system including bells, duty phone, and two-way radios for key leaders. 
  • Masking film covers many of our main entrances and gathering areas (like the Lower School cafetorium) that routinely hold large groups of students and teachers. 
  • All employees have school identification badges to wear.
  • There is a parking sticker system for all employees and students with cars. This allows the deputies to quickly note cars that belong on campus and how long they linger.
  • There is a Campus Duty Phone. We have had the duty phone for a few years for faculty use, and it was introduced with the phrase “See Something, Say Something. When in doubt, reach out!” 
Our Board Risk Management Committee and our School Safety Committee will continue to reassess the security situation on campus and make adjustments as necessary. 
Augusta Preparatory Day School is an independent, college preparatory school serving children ages 2 through Grade 12 from the greater Augusta-Aiken area. Augusta Prep seeks to enroll a group of diverse students. We follow an open admission policy, whereby qualified candidates are admitted without regard to religion, race, nationality, economic background, or ethnic origin.