Category: Atlanta Private Schools
The Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS) provides framework and structure for its private schools and information for the families who wish to know more about private education. There are 76 private schools in the AAAIS, and more specific information about AAAIS can be found athttp://www.aaais.org/. There are also multiple private schools in the counties surrounding Atlanta that can be considered.
For information on Christian schools, visit the Atlanta Christian Schools Association at www.atlantacsa.com.
Choosing a private school can be an overwhelming process. Below are a few featured private schools in and around Atlanta.
Alfred and Adele Davis Academy (PreK–8)
(770) 671-0085 (lower school)
(770) 804-9191 (middle school)
In addition to its challenging academics, students at Davis Academy also learn values, life skills and a strong background in Judaic studies. As an accredited Reform Jewish Day School, “Davis Academy strives to create a community in which children develop a life-long love for learning and commitment to Jewish life founded on morals, values and ethics, grounded in Torah,” according to the school’s website. Its focus on 21st century learning, as well as athletics, extracurricular activities and the fine arts, ensures that students grow to be confident, motivated and appreciative of the diversity around them.
Bridgeway Christian Academy (PreK-4–8)
This Alpharetta school was founded in 1998 with the mission of providing a quality, Christ-centered education. BCA’s nurturing environment begins with its small class sizes: fewer than 20 for PreK-4 through fifth grade, 22 for the middle school. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International, so parents can be sure their children are getting a quality education. As well as North Fulton, students come from Gwinnett, Cherokee and southern Forsyth counties to attend BCA, and represent more than 80 different churches across the metro area.
The Cottage School (6–12)
The Cottage School began in 1985 as an after-school tutoring program for academically frustrated students. While the original “campus” was a one-room office in a Roswell office park, students now have access to a 23-acre wooded campus. Its enrollment of only 150 ensures that all students receive the one-on-one attention they need in order to achieve success, and the school has stayed true to its mission to serve students who were disillusioned or discouraged with more traditional educational environments. TCS also teaches basic work and life skills, such as managing a budget, study skills and organizational skills.
Fellowship Christian School (PreK-4–12)
(770) 992-4975 (elementary school)
(770) 993-1650 (middle and high school)
Fellowship Christian began in 1986 serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The high school was added in 1993 and the Pre-K program in 2007. Current enrollment across all grades is 834 students, who attend 70 different churches. Located on a 30-acre campus in Roswell, FCS boasts computer labs, new playgrounds and an athletic building that includes facilities for baseball, football, softball, soccer, tennis and track and field. FCS also values the arts, beginning art and music classes in its Pre-K program and offering performing arts, yearbook, digital design and web design to its middle school and high school students.
Greenfield Hebrew Academy (PreK–8)
As the first Jewish day school in the U.S. to earn SACS accreditation, Greenfield has been setting the educational standard in the Atlanta area since 1953. GHA has also been honored as a National School of Excellence by the Council for American Private Education. The curriculum includes general studies in language arts, math, science and social studies, as well as Judaic studies. Students at GHA consistently excel in regional and statewide competitions, in everything from science and math to writing.
High Meadows School (PreK–8)
Founded in 1973, High Meadows occupies a 40-acre campus in the heart of Roswell. Student enrollment is approximately 400, and the school is an International Baccalaureate World School and is also accredited by SACS and the Southern Association of Independent Schools. High Meadows engages students in an inquiry-based approach to learning, so that they develop a strong sense of personal responsibility and respect for other perspectives. Almost all of High Meadows’ students go on to attend the independent high school of their choice.
Holy Spirit Preparatory School (PreK-2–12)
Founded in 1996 in order to fill a need for Catholic schools in the Atlanta area, Holy Spirit began as a kindergarten through fifth grade school. It added one grade per year and graduated its first high school class in 2006. Its educational philosophy is informed by its mission statement: “Every child has been blessed by God with unique potential; our mission is to inspire each child with an education that is Catholic, classical and complete.” Students at Holy Spirit experience a holistic approach to education and are encouraged to become leaders who seek fuller knowledge of themselves, the world around them, and God.
King’s Ridge Christian School (K–12)
Founded in 2011 by the Advancement for Christian Education, King’s Ridge occupies 116 acres in Alpharetta, and most of its students live within 10 miles of the campus. Student enrollment is around 760, and the school maintains a student/teacher ratio of 8-1. King’s Ridge has earned accreditation from SACS, SAIS and the Georgia Accrediting Commission. Its rigorous academic program and strong focus on community service (high school students must complete 50 hours of service prior to graduation) mean that students are well prepared for their college years and professional careers.
Mill Springs Academy (1–12)
Mill Springs focuses on the “whole child” by creating a multidisciplinary academic plan for each student, based on a variety of evaluations, communications and observations. This approach is in line with founder Tweetie L. Moore’s belief that “if a student can’t learn the way we teach … we should teach the way a student can learn,” a philosophy that is especially important for its students who have been diagnosed with learning differences such as dyslexia or attention deficit. In addition to its college-prep focused curriculum—with 95 percent of students earning college acceptance—the school also offers a communication arts school for grades seven through 12.
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School (Preschool–12)
(404) 252-3448 (preschool–6)
(404) 250-5880 (7–12)
Located on 37 acres in Sandy Springs, Mount Vernon was established in 1972 and has a current enrollment of nearly 900. With 100 percent of its student having access to a laptop computer, Mount Vernon understands the role of technology in encouraging creative problem-solving. The school also values learning outside of the classroom and offers travel opportunities for cultural arts, college tours, mission trips and internships. Students at Mount Vernon perform more than 10,000 hours of community service every year.
Atlanta City Private Schools
Atlanta Girls’ School
Atlanta International School
Atlanta School, The
Atlanta Speech School
Christ the King School
Donnellan School, The
Galloway School, The
Holy Spirit Preparatory School
Lovett School, The
Mt. Vernon Presbyterian School
St. Martin’s Episcopal School
Westminster Schools, The
Woodward Academy is metro Atlanta’s long-proven college-preparatory independent school for families who want the certainty of more complete preparation for college and life. Tapping into more than a century of educational wisdom, Woodward transforms each student’s experience into a tangible opportunity for learning and growth. Woodward students develop a deep respect for difference as they collaborate with others who come from 23 metro Atlanta counties, and from a broad array of religious, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Because of the Woodward experience, Academy graduates are notably confident and well-prepared as they enter the complex and evolving world.
Cherokee County Private Schools
American Heritage Academy
Cherokee Christian School
Community Christian School
Harvest Baptist School
Cobb County Private Schools
Atlanta Classical Christian Academy
Covenant Christian School
East Cobb Christian School
First Baptist Christian School
Mt. Bethel Christian Academy
Shiloh Hills Christian School
Walker School (The)
Dekalb County Private Schools
Atlanta North School of SDA
Benjamin Franklin Academy
Green Forest Christian Academy
Mt. Carmel Christian School
St. Martin’s Episcopal School
St. Peter Regional Catholic School
Waldorf School of Atlanta (The)
Forsyth County Private Schools
Covenant Christian Academy
Ivy League Montessori School
Fulton County Private Schools
Alpharetta International Academy
Atlanta Academy, The
Bedford School (The)
Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
Cottage School (The)
Donnellan School, The
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
Holy Redeemer Catholic School
Mill Springs Academy
St. Francis Day School
Queen of Angels Catholic School
Gwinnett County Private Schools
Collins Hill Christian School
Hebron Christian Academy
Hopewell Christian Academy
Killian Hill Christian School
Perimeter Christian School
Providence Christian Academy
St. John Neumann Catholic