School Transcript & Verification Requests

The story of Diocesan Catholic Schools are an important part of the Catholic heritage in South Georgia.  The Archives & Records Management Office cares for student records from closed Catholic Schools including:


High Schools/Seminary

  • St. John Vianney Minor Seminary, Savannah
  • Marist High School, Savannah (1919-1939)
  • Pius X High School, Savannah
  • Sacred Heart Grammar School & High School, Augusta

Grammar Schools

  • St. Anthony Grammar School, Savannah
  • St. Benedict the Moor Grammar School, Savannah
  • Cathedral Grammar School, Savannah
  • St. Joseph School, Waycross
  • St. Frances Cabrini School, Savannah
  • St. Michael Grammar School, Tybee Island
  • Notre Dame Academy, Savannah (1990-2015)
  • St. Mary's Grammar School, Savannah
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Grammar School, Columbus
  • Sacred Heart Grammar School, Savannah (1916-1969)
  • Sacred Heart Interparochial School, Savannah (1969-1990)
  • St. Vincent's Grammar School, Savannah

Certified Copies of a Student's Record and School Verification Requests

A certified copy of a student's records from the above schools may be requested at any time. Student records are protected by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA - 20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) as well as privacy restrictions such as the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. § 552a). Students and their guardians have a right to see, correct, and control access to their student records.  

As record holders, we are required to grant access to a student’s own records or mail out copies of the file within a timely manner. A certified copy of a student’s file may not be released to a third party (another school, family member that is not a guardian, friend, courts, etc.) without the consent of the guardian or student (once the age of majority is reached), with the exception of the third parties named in FERPA (34 CFR § 99.31):

  • School officials with legitimate educational interest;
  • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes;
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school;
  • Accrediting organizations;
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and
  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law

How Do I Verify my Education or Get a Copy of My Record?

Please complete the School Records Request Form and mail it to us with a copy of a current state issued identification card (for example, a driver's license or passport). No fees are required for these requests.

Genealogical requests for the information of students from closed schools may be made to the Diocesan Archives & Records Management Office. Please see our Genealogy Research Tools page.

photo: St. Mary's School, Savannah Graduation, date unknown. (Copyright Diocese of Savannah-Archives.)

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