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Academe of the Oaks

Academe of the Oaks, a Waldorf high school, is part of a rapidly growing international school movement. In conjunction with our rigorous college prep curriculum that prepares our students for further academic work, core courses are structured so that students enter into each subject deeply and actively. Our high school students learn to think, to come to their own conclusions, with no need for memorization. Academic learning is enhanced through the integration of arts, service learning, and field trips. The contemporary curriculum includes experiential and project based learning which provide our students with real, living experiences. Students learn how to solve problems and how to work in collaboration. Our strong focus on global and environmental education complements our community service programs. We want our students to become well rounded, confident human beings who can take on challenges and be successful in their lives.

Grades offered: Upper School

Special focus: Montessori/Waldorf

Alfred & Adele Davis Academy, The

From Kindergarten Prep through Eighth Grade, The Davis Academy provides a challenging and enriching education based on a rigorous and innovative curriculum. In student-centered classrooms, teachers use expertise, experience, caring and guidance to get to know each child and nurture the development of his or her unique talents. Beyond academics, we teach life skills, instill Jewish values, and provide diverse experiences so that our students become well-balanced and self-confident individuals. Students of The Davis Academy distinguish themselves academically, as well as in the arts and sports. The strong foundation they receive at The Davis Academy enables our graduates to succeed at the high schools and colleges of their choice, with exemplary academic and leadership skills.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

Annunciation Day School

Our school is conveniently located off of I-85 and Clairmont Road, close to the CDC and Emory University. The Annunciation Day School was founded in 2002 as a ministry of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Atlanta. We have grown rapidly into a Preschool and K-8th grade school that offers a STEAM integrated curriculum, project based opportunities for students, and state of the art instructional technology. Thanks to our small class sizes and low student to teacher ratio (15:1) in K-8th grades, we are able to provide individualized instruction and greater learning opportunities for our students.

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Arbor Montessori School

At Arbor, we prepare children to go anywhere. Anywhere their interests, dreams and passions take them.

We teach them math, science and language so they can thrive anywhere academically. We encourage independence, self-direction and critical reasoning so they have the tools to make good decisions anywhere their life takes them. We teach collaboration, cooperation and peace because we know our children can be agents of change anywhere they go in the world.

For 46 years Arbor Montessori has been the flagship of Montessori education in Atlanta. We are one of the largest Montessori schools in the Southeast and regarded as a model studied by many other schools worldwide.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: International Baccalaureate, Montessori/Waldorf

Athens Academy

Athens Academy is an independent, co-educational school for students in K3 through 12th grade, located on a beautiful 152-acre campus in Northeast Georgia. Celebrating its 50th year during the 2016-2017 school year, Athens Academy pursues its mission of “excellence with honor” through academics, athletics, fine arts, and service and leadership. A challenging curriculum prepares students for college and life-long learning. Service and leadership opportunities abound and are embraced by students in all grades. Comprehensive programs in arts and athletics complement the goal of educating the whole child. Today, as it has been for 50 years, Athens Academy’s goal is to prepare students to become successful, responsible, and involved citizens of the community, the country, and the world.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Atlanta Academy, The

Parents searching for the best education and life learning are faced with many choices, all with individual strengths and possibilities.
At Atlanta Academy, we believe that our facilities, faculty, and programs are second to none. However, what truly makes us an exceptional choice for parents seeking a premium calibur education for their child is our continued focus on things that we believe equate to the best learning environment available in Atlanta.

We are focused on creating opportunities for children to thrive and learn through empowering self. We are a close-knit community inside and outside of our school, fully invested together in life preparation for our students as global citizens. We are committed to well-rounded education tailored to the unique strengths of each child.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Atlanta Country Day School

Grades offered: Middle School, Upper School

Atlanta Girls’ School

Atlanta Girls' School: Inspiring Girls to Lead Lives of Purpose

We are Atlanta Girls’ School. We prepare girls for college. We help each girl develop a deeper sense of self, a firm command of her own voice, and the understanding that she is able and impelled to influence change in the world.

In a world becoming exponentially more complex, girls will face challenges in college and beyond that will require curiosity, creativity, collaboration, and confidence to be solved. At Atlanta Girls’ School, we teach girls to be world-class problem solvers. Our curriculum and culture emerge from a distinct vision of what girls must learn individually and collectively to become thoughtful and capable leaders.

We achieve this by using proven and emerging educational techniques tailored to how girls learn, integrating big-picture thinking, high expectations, and leading-edge technologies. More than any other school in Atlanta, AGS is purposefully built to provide the academic, social, and environmental advantages girls need.

Grades offered: Middle School, Upper School

Atlanta International School

Atlanta International School offers all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs to over 1,194 U.S. and international students from three-year-old kindergarten to grade 12. Rigorous academics are enriched by a world-class language acquisition program, which begins with a full-immersion preschool program in Spanish, French and German. The school offers STEM-and STEAM-endorsed and bilingual diplomas in addition to the prestigious IB diploma. Beyond the classroom, AIS students participate in award-winning performing and fine arts opportunities, competitive athletics and global experiential learning. The AIS community comprises over 90 nationalities. AIS is accredited by SAIS and the Council of International Schools. For more information, please visit www.aischool.org.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: International Baccalaureate

Atlanta Jewish Academy

Atlanta Jewish Academy is a college preparatory, co-educational, preschool-12th grade, independent Jewish Day School, guided by modern orthodox values and principles. We embody the ideals of community, tradition, individual development, and educational innovation. Atlanta Jewish Academy develops the whole person for college and life by fostering a love of Torah, Israel, and all Jewish people through an excellent secular and Judaic education within an inclusive, nurturing community.

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Special focus: Faith Based

Atlanta Speech School

Positioned at the intersection of brain science and social science, the Atlanta Speech School effects transformative change in the lives of children and adults through research-based practices, innovation, advocacy, and partnerships with other organizations so that each child at the School and every child in Georgia can acquire the language and literacy abilities essential for deciding his or her own future. Established in 1938, the School is the nation's most comprehensive center for language and literacy.

Composed of four schools, five clinics, summer programs and a professional development center, each division shares one common mission: to work within each program and collaborate across all programs to help each person develop his or her full potential through language and literacy. Each day, extraordinarily dedicated and talented individuals make profound differences in the lives of the children and adults they serve, helping them discover their voice, and the power of that voice, for a lifetime. As a core part of its mission, the School has never denied access to a child in need of its services as a result of a family’s socioeconomic circumstances.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Ben Franklin Academy, The

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Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

Mission Statement:

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School exists to provide a nurturing educational environment that transforms lives in Christ, integrating spiritual formation, academic excellence, artistic sensibility, and athletic achievement.

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Blessed Trinity Catholic High School is a coeducational college preparatory institution of Catholic Education of North Georgia, Inc. (CENGI), which provides a Catholic secondary education for students in grades 9 through 12. Faith and values are integrated into all aspects of learning, living and service to others in order to stimulate students' spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth. By studying both secular and religious matters, the school community applies knowledge toward a deeper acceptance of holiness from God, in accordance with the doctrines and structures of the Catholic Church. A multi-level curriculum provides a variety of educational programs that meets the needs of each student. Blessed Trinity Catholic High School is available to students regardless of race, color, disability, gender, national origin, or ethnicity. Students of all faiths are invited to attend Blessed Trinity; Catholic students receive priority in admissions.

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Blessed Trinity is accredited by AdvancED as part of the system accreditation of all Archdiocesan Catholic Schools and is a member of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), the College Board, the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), and the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS).

Blessed Trinity is part of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.

Grades offered: Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Brandon Hall School

Brandon Hall is Atlanta's only traditional co-ed boarding and day school, offering a college preparatory curriculum. We are in located on 27 wooded acres overlooking the Chattahoochee River in the Dunwoody area. We take a unique approach to learning, extra-curricular activities, and student life to help our students succeed in many areas. A Brandon Hall student is a 'mission fit' student that thrives in a culture of knowledge, compassion, inclusion, and community awareness.

Grades offered: Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Brookstone School *

* Affiliate School

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Children’s School, The

The Children’s School is a vibrant, collaborative community of learners currently serving ages three through grade six - expanding to seventh grade in fall 2017 and eighth grade in fall 2018.

At TCS, inventive play, strong academics, character education and creativity intertwine to develop children who are thinkers, creators, doers, advocates, artists and leaders.

During their TCS journey, through project-based learning, robust academics, the arts, technology and exciting enrichment and after-school opportunities, our students become compassionate, community-minded global citizens who are strong, adaptive learners. Our graduates are confident, skilled young people who value diversity in its many forms and are equipped with the skills to make a difference in the world.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Christ The King School

K-8 Catholic school

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School

Special focus: Faith Based

Christian Heritage School *

* Affiliate School

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Chrysalis Experiential Academy

Grades offered: Middle School, Upper School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Cloverleaf School

The Cloverleaf School is a private, non-profit school in Decatur that empowers neurodiverse students grades K-8th to become more capable, connected, considerate, and creative through student-centered, whole-body learning. We take Quo Vadis? (Where are you going?) as our motto because we believe every child is on their own path and we are here to guide them toward their fullest potential.

Cloverleaf students have typically struggled in larger, traditional school settings, and may have been diagnosed with ADHD, autism, anxiety, or other learning disability or difference. Our multidisciplinary, balanced approach allows teachers to engage students in rigorous academics, daily social skills instruction, and plenty of movement opportunities to support the growth and development of each individual child. Class sizes are small (6:1 ratio) and the majority of instruction is multisensory and movement-based.

Students are at the center of their learning-- contributing ideas, setting individual goals for each unit, choosing how to show their learning, and presenting their progress at student-led conferences. As a small school, Cloverleaf is a tightly knit community of faculty and staff, parents, and students working together toward the common goal of student growth.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Cottage School, The

Founded in 1985, The Cottage School is located on 23 acres in the heart of Roswell. The school is celebrating 31 years of providing a comprehensive educational program to middle and high school students with Learning Differences and Attention Deficit Disorders and has recently added grades 4th and 5th.

Grades offered: Middle School, Upper School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Cumberland Academy of Georgia

Cumberland Academy of Georgia, located in Sandy Springs, is a fully-accredited, non-profit independent school specializing in the needs of students with high-functioning Autism, Asperger’s, ADD, ADHD and other learning differences. The school serves students in grades 4 -12 who have difficulty succeeding in a traditional school setting. The mission of the academy is to provide a safe, supportive, educational environment in partnership with faculty, staff, students and parents. The Cumberland family embraces the uniqueness of every child by challenging and inspiring them to reach their full potential. The academic and social curriculum encourages the development of life skills essential in becoming independent and self-sufficient adults. Small class sizes, challenging college preparatory curriculum, nurturing and supportive faculty and staff, and a strong emphasis on social and life skills encompasses student life at Cumberland. Cumberland operates on a rolling admissions basis so there are no application deadlines.

Grades offered: Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Darlington School

Darlington School is a coeducational day and boarding school established in 1905. At Darlington, we do more than prepare our students for college. We prepare them for life by emphasizing the pursuit of individual excellence in a diverse learning environment. Our students are the center of all that we do. Together, we challenge them to learn with passion, act with integrity, and serve with respect. Each year, Darlington enrolls approximately 800 students in grades pre-K to 12. Our school community represents an average of 25 states and 30 countries worldwide. Stretching for more than 400 acres, Darlington’s campus is nestled around a small lake in the foothills of the Lookout Mountain Range in Rome, Ga., a medical center and college town located one hour from Atlanta and Chattanooga, Tenn.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Eaton Academy

Eaton Academy in Roswell, Georgia, provides a customized, college prep curriculum for students in the Atlanta Metro area and beyond. Through our flexible scheduling, acceleration, and remediation, Eaton Academy's personalized curriculum addresses a wide range of special needs — academic, social, and emotional.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

Epstein School, The

The Epstein School’s student-centered approach to education provides our students the tools they need to be successful in their educational journey and in life. Our innovative environment builds on their passions, and embraces a strong partnership between family, home and school, instilling a strong sense of identity and values.

The Epstein School prepares students to become confident, engaged learners, critical thinkers and committed community leaders who are grounded in the values of our heritage. As one of the best private Jewish day schools in the nation, we continually seek to set higher standards for education and have been identified as a United States Department of Education Innovator and were selected as a Microsoft Showcase School.

With the school’s 21st Century approach to education and unique bilingual program, combined with integration of advanced technology, creative arts and athletics programs, Epstein students are provided a well-rounded experience. Our students benefit from learning a second language, building character rooted in timeless wisdom, and developing greater cognitive and executive functioning skills. Epstein students are also well-prepared to live and thrive in high school, college, and an ever-changing global society.

Our dedicated faculty and staff provide a nurturing, respectful, and stimulating environment for children from 18 months old through eighth grade. We develop life-long learners who become leaders in the classroom, on the playing field, on the performance stage, in the community, and in life. Epstein students are given one of the greatest gifts we can offer our children - a strong sense of values, enabling them to learn how to make important decisions and choices in their lives. Our commitment to education through service-learning, in partnership with both parents and the broader community, creates an inspiring learning environment that teaches kindness and respect and is widely recognized in the Atlanta area as a force for good in the community.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

Friends School of Atlanta, The

The Friends School of Atlanta, established in 1991, carries forward a 325 year history of Quaker education in America. Our Pre-K through 8th grade school program provides small class sizes and challenging academics in a diverse environment, drawing on the Quaker values of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality and stewardship to empower our students to go out into the world with conscience, conviction and compassion.
We believe that all students have within themselves unique capacities for learning and achievement. The learning program provides opportunities for students to achieve their highest academic levels. In a supportive learning environment, students develop their capacities through independent thought, service and responsible action, thereby fostering lifelong learning, self ­confidence and respect for others. We provide a caring, cooperative atmosphere encouraging students to support each other as equals and discourage that which would set one student above another.
The belief of Friends that individuals must find their own way leads to respect for the faith of everyone. Following the Quaker tradition of meeting corporately in reflective silent worship, an integral part of the school is the weekly meeting where the community gathers in silence to attend to the inner voice of the Spirit. This is a time to reflect upon experience, share thoughts with one another and seek truth.
Quaker values, based in the worth of each person, are reaffirmed in the school by listening and negotiating in the spirit of unity. These same values lead us to strive for diversity among students, families, faculty and staff, the Board of Trustees and in all areas of school life. As students incorporate the value of human respect into their lives, we believe they will take their wisdom and turn it toward social issues that extend beyond the immediate community to the world at large.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

Galloway School, The

Galloway is the philosophically grounded, learner-focused independent school where students age 3 through grade 12 develop an abiding love for learning. Preparing students to live successfully as enlightened citizens in a changing world, our community embraces diversity, insists upon common decency, and fosters human dignity. Through innovation, enthusiasm, and high expectations, Galloway draws students joyfully into learning and cultivates the intrinsic curiosity and unrepeatable talents of each one.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Greater Atlanta Christian School

Greater Atlanta Christian School is a PK-12th grade college preparatory school serving 1800 students from all over metro Atlanta. With a heart for innovation and servant leadership, GAC offers a rigorous academic environment with 26 AP and post-AP classes and 21 Honors courses available to high school students. World-class facilities on our 88 acre campus include unique learning environments from robotics to research labs, greenhouses to green roofs, dance studios to performance halls. Award-winning arts and athletics programs, as well as both academic and mission travel opportunities, ensure that students will have the opportunity to develop gifts and talents beyond the classroom. Visit www.greateratlantachristian.org to learn more.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Heritage Preparatory School

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

Heritage School, The

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

High Meadows School

A place where children love to learn and grow, High Meadows School is child-centered, inquiry-based, and globally-focused. Our integrated program emphasizes creative problem-solving and empowers students to be strong self-advocates and good people. Located on 42 wooded acres in Roswell, Georgia, learning at High Meadows extends far beyond the classroom by providing students with authentic, hands-on experiences that challenge them to think deeply and critically.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: International Baccalaureate

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

  • 805 Mt. Vernon Highway, NW
  • Atlanta GA 30327-4321
  • 404-255-4026

Howard School, The

The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and learning differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student’s individual needs, and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth of understanding to make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic School

Immaculate Heart of Mary School is a Kindergarten through 8th grade Catholic school located in Atlanta. As a diverse, Catholic community, Immaculate Heart of Mary School models Gospel values and strives to achieve excellence so as to develop positive, productive Christians serving society. We believe each child is an individual of great worth, blessed with God-given gifts and talents. We offer a well-balanced curriculum enlightened by faith and we focus on the total development of each child, including spiritual, social, intellectual, physical and emotional growth. Our school promotes the love of God and one another through service to the school and community and we celebrate students' diversity while recognizing our unity.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School

Special focus: Faith Based

King’s Ridge Christian School

King’s Ridge Christian School offers a faith-integrated college preparatory PreK - 12th grade experience where students can develop their full potential in an environment created to support their success. The School’s vision, mission and philosophy serve as foundational guides to direct students on a JOURNEY to make a future impact in their families, workplace and communities. It is more than a school, it is a community about preparing Leaders Worth Following.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Lakeview Academy *

* Affiliate School

Lakeview Academy is a co-educational independent, college preparatory day school for grades K3 through 12 located on a 90-acre campus in Gainesville, Georgia, located about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta with an enrollment of almost 600 students. Lakeview is committed to excellence in the personal growth and academic development of the college-bound student through a partnership of school, family, and community, and as such, offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with small classes that include Honors and Advanced Placement courses for academic enhancement, as well as a Learning Support program for students with special learning needs and styles. Virtually all Lakeview graduates attend four-year colleges or universities.

Since 1999, the school has integrated technology in every discipline. Students in grades six through 12 have their own laptops on a fully wireless campus. Extracurricular activities include clubs, cultural and academic field trips, performing arts, and a full athletic program. In addition, foreign language is taught from K3-12th grade.

Lakeview Academy is a non-sectarian value-based school that supports the expression and celebration of traditional Christian culture while maintaining openness, respect and accommodation for those students of different religions and for their beliefs. Enrollment is open to people of all races, religions, and national origins; financial aid is available to qualified students.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Landmark Christian School

In the fall of 1989, Landmark opened its doors to 170 students in grades 7-12 in a warehouse in downtown Fayetteville. Landmark soon outgrew this facility and in 1991 purchased the current campus, the former Campbell High School, in Fairburn. Landmark's Fairburn campus has now grown to over 60 acres. In 2004, Landmark opened a second elementary campus in Peachtree City. Current enrollment is 800 students.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Lovett School, The

THE LOVETT SCHOOL is a community that seeks to develop young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in college and in life.

Founded in 1926 by Eva Edwards Lovett, we continue today as an Atlanta independent school serving children in Kindergarten through Grade 12. With an emphasis on the whole child, we provide integrated experiences in academics, arts, athletics, and service through an education grounded in learning, character, and community.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

Marist School

MARIST SCHOOL is an independent, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory day school enrolling approximately 1,095 boys and girls in grades seven through twelve. It is owned and operated by the Society of Mary, more commonly known as the Marists, a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded in France in 1836. Marist was founded in downtown Atlanta in 1901 and is the oldest Catholic school in the Atlanta area. The school moved to its current site on Ashford Dunwoody Road in 1962. The mission of Marist School is to form the whole person in the image of Christ through instruction grounded in religious values, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit of the Society of Mary. The mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership and service programs.

Grades offered: Middle School, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Mill Springs Academy

Success in School…Success in Life

Mill Springs Academy is an SACS/SAIS accredited independent school community dedicated to the academic, physical, and social growth of those students who have not realized their full potential in the traditional setting. Since 1981 Mill Springs has been supporting student learning by raising expectations and developing self-motivation, while providing skills and values for life to students with ADHD and/or learning disabilities. The school is a 501(C) (3) organization governed by a board of trustees.

Mill Springs offers a broad range of college preparatory options, along with fine arts and competitive athletics. Small classes and an individualized curriculum help to capitalize on strengths while learning compensatory strategies. An extended day program is also available.

Our 85-acre campus is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills and pasture land of Alpharetta. Mill Springs participates in the GSNS/SB10 program. Mill Springs Academy, 13660 New Providence Road, Alpharetta, GA 30004. (770) 360-1336. www.millsprings.org

“If a student can’t learn the way we teach … we should teach the way a student can learn.” --Tweetie L. Moore, Founder

Grades offered: Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Mohammed Schools of Atlanta

The Mohammed Schools of Atlanta is a private, religious school located in the East Atlanta area of Atlanta, Georgia. Mohammed Schools holds the distinction of being the first fully accredited Pre-K through 12th grade academic school serving the religious educational needs of Muslim families in metropolitan Atlanta. It has the only fully accredited high school. The Mohammed Schools, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization operating under the legal structure and auspices of the Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, consists of four schools: the
preschool, the elementary school and the middle school called Sister Clara Mohammed Elementary School and the high school called W.D. Mohammed High School. The enrollment is diverse wherein 54% of the students are female, 46% are male, 81% are African-American, 19% are of other ethnicities, 95% are Muslim and 5% are of other religious affiliations.

The main purpose of the Mohammed Schools of Atlanta is to produce faithful, scholarly, effective global citizens. Our purpose is steeped in our mission and vision, which is to provide an education based on Qur’anic principles and their universal application. Utilizing a collaborative partnership of school, students, families and community, Mohammed Schools believe in having a nurturing environment where students push to extract their natural talents and potentials in a thrust to be effective global citizens. The school puts emphasis on being a Right, Islamic, Student-Centered Environment.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders. Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, located on 47 acres in the heart of Sandy Springs, serves children ages six weeks through Grade 12.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Notre Dame Academy

Notre Dame Academy is a Marist Catholic and International Baccalaureate (IB) World School located in Duluth, Georgia. Notre Dame Academy serves students in four divisions: Early Years (PreK-2 through Kindergarten), Lower School (grades 1-5), Middle School (grades 6-8), and Upper School (grades 9 & 10), and is currently enrolling students through 11th grade for the 2017-18 school year. Notre Dame Academy will offer a fifth division for the 2017-18 school year called the Father Colin School. The Father Colin School will serve students of all learning abilities in grades preschool through high school.

Notre Dame Academy believes in teaching children to identify problems, work cooperatively as a team, listen to others, take risks and present their ideas. The academic program, combined with the teachings of the Catholic Church, provides students with a foundation that prepares them to excel in the global economy with awareness and sensitivity to the needs of others.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based, International Baccalaureate

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School

Our Lady of Mercy, a college preparatory school rooted in the Tradition of the Catholic Church, transforms students by providing opportunities to excel as Christian leaders through rigorous academics, inclusive extracurricular programs, and Christ-centered activities.

Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School is a co-educational, college-preparatory high school guided by the Archdiocese of Atlanta. Mercy's 54-acre campus is centrally located, six miles south of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

OLM is fully accredited through District-Wide Accreditation of The Office of Catholic Schools. Each school maintains full accreditation through AdvancED (the parent company of SACS – Southern Association of Colleges and Schools).

In 2000, Mercy opened its doors marking the first time a Catholic high school had opened in the Atlanta area in over 45 years. By 2002, grades 9-12 were offered. Mercy's charter class of 19 students graduated in May 2003. In August 2010, Our Lady of Mercy celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Today, Our Lady of Mercy serves 350 students from 9 counties - a student body that is rich in both diversity and talent. Staff, faculty, and students prayerfully strive to uphold things valued most at Our Lady of Mercy: academic excellence, faith formation, small class sizes, well-trained faculty, updated technology, and diverse extracurricular programs.

Grades offered: Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic School (OLA) is a pre-kindergarten through eighth grade Catholic school located in the town of Brookhaven, in the northeast portion of Atlanta. OLA is accredited by AdvancED, the parent company of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/SAIS). OLA is an Archdiocese of Atlanta school, and is the parish school of OLA Catholic Church.

OLA is proud to have earned the distinction of being a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. This prestigious award recognized OLA for excellence in student achievement, curriculum, instructional methods, professional development, and school leadership.

Today, OLA serves 531 students from five different counties, and eighteen different parishes, in the greater Atlanta area. We are proud to offer a challenging, rigorous faith-based curriculum guided by the curriculum standards of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Office of Catholic Schools.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

Pace Academy

In 1958, an interfaith group of community leaders envisioned a stimulating learning environment open to fresh ideas and debate. From their vision, Pace Academy was born. We’d like to think that our school community today is exactly what our founders had in mind. With 1,100 students in Pre-First through 12th grade and a 9:1 student-teacher ratio, Pace focuses on developing each child’s passions and strengths through academics, athletics and the arts. But we also understand that education today is more complicated than the three As; it’s about providing global perspectives in the classroom and an integrated experience before and after the bell rings. That’s why we emphasize diversity, inclusion and Judeo-Christian values, and why building character is at the heart of everything we do. Pace students, guided by our outstanding faculty and staff, develop a deep understanding of the world and the people around them. Our students graduate as global leaders who want to be successful, and they realize that true success means making a positive difference. Because of our founders’ ability to THINK BIG, we now create prepared, confident citizens of the world who do the same.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

Paideia School, The

Paideia is a school of around 1,000 children age 3 through 12th grade. Our main campus is in the Druid Hills neighborhood of Atlanta near Emory University with athletic fields in Avondale Estates. We balance challenging academics with a commitment to the arts, athletics, and service learning, a combination we believe inspires students to stretch to new levels of achievement. Each year, Paideia graduates typically attend over 50 different colleges and universities.

The school was founded in 1971 by parents who wanted a personal, creative, and intellectually demanding education for their children. In naming the school they chose an ancient Greek word, “paideia” (pie-DAY-uh), the meaning of which reflects the conscious pursuit of a child's total education by a community. In addition to advocating intellectual, civic, artistic, and physical development, Paideia seeks to cultivate the development of a child’s ethical self. We strive for racial, cultural, and economic diversity within our student body and work hard to be a place that embraces students and families from all backgrounds. We approach children as individuals and encourage them to be cognizant of their relative strengths, interests, and dispositions. True to our founding values, parents continue to play an integral role in the governance and life of the school.

We encourage you to learn more about Paideia--by talking to teachers, students, and parents involved at our school, by exploring our website, by visiting, and by asking questions. 

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Porter Academy

Porter Academy is dedicated to educating students Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade who have learning and developmental differences.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Schenck School, The

The Schenck School’s mission is to build a solid educational foundation for students with dyslexia and to develop their rich potential. Founded by David Schenck in 1959, The Schenck School is widely regarded as one of the top schools for dyslexic students in the United States. Our strategy is the focused, accelerated remediation of dyslexia, and students typically are enrolled for two or three years before returning to a mainstream school. Unlike other schools, we celebrate when our students leave to further their education elsewhere.

We have 250 students enrolled in grades Kindergarten through sixth, with a five-to-one student-teacher ratio. Our highly trained faculty use research-based, multi-sensory teaching methods to help students achieve academic success. At the very heart of all we do at The Schenck School is the teaching of reading. Our students are here because they are not strong readers, and we address this challenge every day. Research shows that the most successful intervention for dyslexia is intensive instruction in phonics and phonemic awareness, and our use of the Orton-Gillingham Approach provides this intervention daily throughout all grades. Our reading curriculum also focus on comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, written expression, grammar, and spelling.

While reading and writing are central to our curriculum, The Schenck School offers a comprehensive educational program to help students develop intellectually and to prepare them to reenter mainstream schools successfully. Math concepts and skills are taught with manipulative-based programs that emphasize understanding processes while encouraging critical thinking and problem solving. The science curriculum encourages investigation, exploration, and observation. Teachers capture students’ natural interests and curiosity about the world around them through the study of the earth and its diverse regions, our solar system, plant and animal life, and the physical properties of matter and energy. The social studies curriculum helps students understand and value the connection between themselves and others in the community, the country, and the world, as well as understanding the historical context in which they live. In addition to the core subjects, students engage in art, music, technology, library, and physical education classes. The Schenck School has occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists on staff to work with students as needed.

Through the Parent Education Series and outplacement services, we help parents understand how to advocate for and support their children and guide them in selecting the right school destination after The Schenck School. Our active Alumni Association stays in touch with students and parents and offers different opportunities to return to the School for social and educational activities.

While at The Schenck School, students learn to advocate for themselves and to celebrate their dyslexia. They view themselves as smart, independent learners capable of great things. Our mascot is the Phoenix, and our motto is “Read, Rise, Fly.” At The Schenck School, we look forward to the day our students fly away, ready for the next stage in their educational journey.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Sophia Academy

Sophia Academy, a K-12 Catholic school for students with learning differences, sees each child as an individual with unlimited potential. Our highly skilled faculty and staff are committed to meeting the needs of each child’s learning style.

Small class sizes, individual goals, and innovative multi-sensory instruction produce results for all children. Our comprehensive curriculum broadens our students’ interests, promotes leadership, develops talents and shapes character.

Located within the perimeter, Sophia Academy is the only Christian school of its kind in Metro Atlanta where students of all religious backgrounds and students of all faiths are welcome and included.

Sophia Academy focuses on the whole-child, not just the academic education of our students. Physical, emotional, social and spiritual growth of students is just as important as their academic growth.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based, Special Needs/Learning Differences

Springmont School

At Springmont, students approach the classroom and the world with excitement and curiosity, head first and wide awake. Learning is crafted to each stage of development, creating an engaging environment where lessons are bigger than any desk can hold, experienced indoors and out. Students’ intellectual abilities grow alongside their sense of self and appreciation of others in a safe, diverse and values-based school community. As a result, Springmont students thrive, mastering content, developing a global perspective and matriculating to Atlanta’s finest high schools.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Montessori/Waldorf, Special Needs/Learning Differences

St. Benedict’s Episcopal School

In the Episcopal traditions of scholarship, openness and inclusion, St. Benedict's Episcopal School encourages student creativity and inquiry-based learning in a caring and nurturing environment. Founded in 2008, the preschool and elementary school enrolls approximately 470 students (3 yr olds through 8th grade) in a program that believes every child grows, learns and develops at a different pace. Our rigorous academic programs include Spanish as a core subject from preschool through 8th grade. Small classroom sizes and low student:teacher ratios contribute to honoring every child every day and meeting each child wherever they land in their journey. Being mindful of the different ethnic and religious backgrounds of our students, we offer character education in the Episcopal traditions of respecting and valuing the larger picture of which we are all a part. We treasure our community and strive to draw our circle wide to encompass all of those around us and celebrate our differences.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

St. Francis Day Schools

Saint Francis School is an independent, not for profit, nonsectarian, college preparatory school founded in 1976. Grades 1 through 8 are located on the 24-acre Roswell Campus while the High School is located on the 47-acre Milton campus. Our mission is to provide a college preparatory program that is challenging, yet supportive for students with diverse academic abilities. Throughout Saint Francis the development of strong organizational and study skills is an integral part of our learning and teaching philosophy. To accommodate different academic ability levels within our student body, we offer rigorous Advanced Placement, Honors, Traditional and Support courses in each curriculum. Our graduates receive a College Prep Diploma, but for those students striving for a more challenging course load, we offer a College Prep with Distinction Diploma. With a 100% acceptance rate to college and the majority of graduates qualifying for the Hope Scholarship, Saint Francis alumni attend a wide variety of programs ranging from Ivy League schools, small private colleges to prestigious Art Institutes.

Grades offered: Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School was established in 1953, and is a vital part of the parish community. Located in Marietta, GA, St. Joseph Catholic School has been recognized twice as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Focusing on the child, the mission of St. Joseph Catholic School is to educate each student by embracing our faith and upholding academic excellence within a Catholic community devoted to developing the whole child. Students receive instruction in our Catholic faith, and learn to develop a personal relationship with our God. Additionally, through service to others, students come to know and value the importance of providing help to their fellow man. The challenging academic curriculum at Saint Joseph Catholic School is key to continued student success. Decisions for instructional methods, programs and interventions begin with a review of student assessment data. Results of assessment data are analyzed and instructional decisions are driven by this analysis. Teachers and staff are the final key in instating strong, foundational teaching practices within the classroom. Through regular communication with parents and the local community, our students are provided with additional opportunities to excel in our wonderful school environment. Our Catholic community is strong at St. Joseph Catholic School. Whether celebrating at our weekly Mass, or having fun at the annual Block Party, the stakeholders of the school come together in support of one thing—the students.
St. Joseph Catholic School—we are a school which embraces its Catholic identity and continually strives for academic excellence.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School

Recognized as a leader in educational practices, St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School maintains AdvancED accreditation through the district-wide process of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. A second recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence award demonstrates a continuous level of challenging academic distinction. Our school community succeeds due to its positive culture which is built upon traditions deeply rooted in faith and service to others. The school’s mission statement captures the spirit of the school by stating, “St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School nurtures the formation of Saints and Scholars.”

Our school models the integration of writing with technology so that students of all learning modalities can achieve successfully. The essential elements within our language arts program become meshed through the Writing and Thinking Across the Curriculum Program, beginning in kindergarten with the simplest written expression and progressing to literature analysis and research papers in eighth grade.

Technology is paramount to the integration of a rigorous academic instruction; all classrooms are equipped with Chromebooks, iPads, computers, laptops, LCD projector/interactive white boards and document cameras. A technology grant which provided iPads to seventh and eighth grade students brought national acclaim and recognition to the school when Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine selected St. Jude for the “Catholic Schools for Tomorrow Innovations in Education” award.

St. Jude the Apostle Catholic School proudly develops its students with deep spiritual and strong academic formation which prepares our graduates to excel in high school and to become leaders of the future.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School

Special focus: Faith Based

St. Martin’s Episcopal School

St. Martin's is a school of intentional design serving more than 600 students from 3 years old through 8th grade. Graduates from St. Martin's are fully prepared to be high achievers and leaders when entering Atlanta's top-ranked high schools. As an Episcopal school, students' spiritual growth is a key element of our mission. We work to inspire good citizenship, service to the community, and love and respect for oneself and others. We invite you to visit our campus and learn more.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

St. Pius X Catholic High School

St. Pius X, an archdiocesan high school, provides a college preparatory education for the formation of the mind, body and spirit of each student in accordance with the teachings of the Catholic Church.

Grades offered: Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

  • 2674 Johnson Road, NE
  • Atlanta GA 30345-1720
  • 404-636-3023

St. Thomas More Catholic School

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

  • 831 West Ponce de Leon Avenue
  • Decatur GA 30030-2859
  • 404-373-8456

Stratford Academy *

* Affiliate School

Stratford Academy is an independent, college preparatory coeducational day school located in Macon, Georgia. It serves approximately 880 students in grades 3K through 12.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Swift School

Swift School is an independent school that serves students with dyslexia and language-based learning differences in grades 1-8. We specialize in teaching strategies that use a multi-sensory approach to engage the whole child. An individualized program is designed to enhance each student’s unique strengths and provide tools to address specific challenges. Swift supports every student in becoming a confident self-advocate for life-long learning, success, and personal fulfillment.

Swift's Parent Education Series workshops are open to all members of the community, and designed to engage top experts, parents, and school staff to become proactive and informed, as we educate our students to realize their full potential. Our workshops cover a variety of topics, and provide opportunities for parents to learn more about education and parenting-based topics. Parent Series sessions are also avenues in which the administration, faculty and staff share current research as it applies to education or information regarding Swift students and programming. In addition, community professionals often present to our parents on a variety of education and parenting issues.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Special Needs/Learning Differences

Torah Day School of Atlanta

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Faith Based

Trinity School

Trinity School is an independent, co-educational elementary school serving ages three through Sixth Grade. Since its founding in 1951, Trinity's vision has been to provide a nurturing environment in which to challenge students. Trinity students learn to become dynamic leaders in a school that offers a solid academic foundation coupled with programs in the arts, physical education, technology, World Languages, and extracurricular areas. In a society of different cultures, interests, perspectives, and talents, we prepare our students to grow into well-informed young adults who understand their responsibility to others and to the greater community.
For more information on Trinity School, we invite you to explore our website at www.trinityatl.org.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Waldorf School of Atlanta, The

Childhood First. The Waldorf School of Atlanta offers a revolutionary notion – that in the midst of a high-speed world, children should be provided a timeless space to do their sacred work. The school nurtures within students the will to become life-long learners by fostering their ability to think with clarity, feel with compassion, and act with purpose in the world.

The Waldorf curriculum is rich in every branch of academics and enlivened with the arts and practical skills. As such, it honors children at each stage of their development, nurturing their current capacities and preparing them for new learning to come. Located in Decatur, with a satellite location in Inman Park, The Waldorf School of Atlanta serves children from age 2 through 8th grade.

Aligned with the ideals of Waldorf education – a century-old approach to learning, carried on by 1,000 schools worldwide – The Waldorf School invites you to learn more at www.waldorfatlanta.org!

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK

Special focus: Montessori/Waldorf

Walker School, The

Serving Early Learners through grade 12, The Walker School is the college-preparatory independent school for families seeking an engaging educational experience within an intimately scaled, caring and diverse community where opportunities abound and meaningful relationships inspire transformative learning.

Walker’s dedicated teachers exude contagious intellectual energy and cultivate students’ spirit of wanting to know in every setting—the laboratory, the art studio, or the playing field. Our students come to value the experience over the applause, developing along the way the confidence to explore new avenues of thinking, the wisdom to articulate meaningful insights, and the fortitude to act with integrity and honor.

Walker students evolve from curious young learners into critically thinking, individually expressive, confidently collaborative, and admirably honest young adults thoroughly prepared for the intellectual and relational challenges of college and life.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Weber School, The

Grades offered: Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Wesleyan School

Wesleyan School is a K-12 Christian school located in Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The school is anchored in the Christian faith and acknowledges reliance upon God as Creator, Jesus Christ as Lord and the Holy Spirit as the Divine Presence in the world. Believing that all children are uniquely gifted, the school offers a college preparatory program which challenges, nurtures and strengthens all its students. The Wesleyan community welcomes students of diverse racial, cultural and religious backgrounds.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Westminster

Westminster is a coeducational Christian preparatory school which seeks to serve students who are bright, motivated, and curious by nurturing them through challenge. Our environment develops leaders of conscience who will be a positive force in the world. The School was founded in 1951, guided by a mission to prepare students for college and for life. With an enrollment of approximately 1,860 students in grades pre-first through 12, Westminster fulfills its mission through a curriculum that engages children across the key dimensions of their growth—academic, physical, and spiritual. We invite you to learn more about the Westminster experience at westminster.net.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Whitefield Academy

Whitefield Academy, a Christ-centered college preparatory school in the Smyrna/Vinings area of northwest Atlanta, serves over 800 students in grades PreK4 through 12.

Situated on a wooded 100-acre campus, Whitefield has established a solid academic reputation collegiately as its 31 AP and honors courses and rigorous curriculum prepare 100% of its graduates to matriculate to colleges and universities. Graduating classes amass upwards of $7.7 million in scholarships and grants (excluding the Hope Scholarship). Consecutive, annual perfect scores on the SAT have been recorded for numerous years - across each of the disciplines.

40 athletic teams and 20 varsity teams provide the platform for a discovery of talents and interests that otherwise may have been unnoticed. Over 80 Whitefield alums have been selected for NCAA athletics including football, basketball, golf, soccer, baseball, and track/field; some alumni have chosen a professional sports career.

The award-winning fine arts department (including drama, orchestra, band, chorus, and visual arts) produces performances and showcases talented students - receiving accolades at local and regional competitions. Auditioned talent shows, musical theater, one-act plays as well as jazz and pep band performances, orchestra ensembles, and vocal groups create a vibrant school experience.

Whitefield Academy is accredited by SACS/NAIS.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School

Special focus: Faith Based

Woodward Academy

Woodward Academy is celebrating its second century of fostering excellence, character, and opportunity. With 2,700 students, Woodward is the largest independent school in the continental U.S. and spans two campuses on 133 acres in metro Atlanta. The main campus (pre-K–12) is 11 miles from downtown Atlanta, and the north campus (pre-K–6) is in Johns Creek, on a 33-acre wooded campus.

Woodward offers a full range of college-preparatory instructional tracks including 25 AP courses as well as a Transition Learning Support Program for students with mild learning challenges in grades two through eight. The student to faculty ratio is only 8:1, allowing for a personal and intimate learning experience. Teachers, coaches, and counselors provide wise guidance at every step, preparing students for best-fit colleges, mentoring them in life-shaping qualities of good character, and helping them reach their fullest potential.

At Woodward, diversity is more than skin deep. Students develop a deep respect for difference as they collaborate with peers from more than 20 metro Atlanta counties and a broad array of religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Woodward offers prolific opportunities to try and triumph, including hundreds of courses in traditional and innovative subjects as well as a wide range of clubs, arts opportunities, and athletic options. The Academy’s Global Connections Program develops students’ knowledge of the world's cultural diversity through international study abroad programs.

Because of the Woodward experience, students are more confident and well-prepared for today's evolving world. A typical graduating class attends more than 100 different colleges and universities, devotes 5,000 hours to community service projects, and earns more than $13.5 million in scholarship awards.

Please visit www.woodward.edu and Discover the Woodward Difference today.

Grades offered: K, Lower School, Middle School, PreK, Upper School