Praise Academy

4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Rd.,
Powder Springs, GA, 30127
Tel: (770)943-2484
Grades: PK - 12 | 381 students
Praise Academy is a private Christian school serving metro Atlanta, Georgia.
Praise Academy is accredited by SACS and ACSI. Praise Academy provides an education that inspires Love, Life, and Learning ... At Praise Academy, we partner with the family by teaching children how to love God and others, how to live for God, and how to think with a biblical worldview. Praise Academy prepares students for today, tomorrow, and eternity. Our philosophy is Christ, Self-worth, Academics

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Methodist
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1983

Student Body

Total Students 381 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Praise Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 30%
Average Class Size 20 students
Number of AP Courses 12 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School uniform dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,175
Tuition Notes Yearly Tuition: K3-4 (Half day) $2850; K3-4 (Full day) $4070; K5 $4070; Grades 1-3 $4400; Grades 4-6 $4600; Grades 7-12 $5000; Multi-Child Discounts Available
Acceptance Rate 85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Georgia White
Admissions Associate Jane Mitchell


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Band/Orchestra (Elementary & Middle School), Chess Club, Drama Club, Elementary Music/Chorus, Photography Club, Praise Band (Middle & High School), Praise-in-Motion, Robotics Club Art Club, Chess Club, Drama Club, Robotics Club, Band/Orchestra (Elementary & Middle School),
Elementary Music/Chorus,
Photography Club,
Praise Band (Middle & High School),

School Notes:

    Why consider Praise Academy? "Our children ... God's greatest gift to the family" We partner with Christian families by providing the very best in Christian education: Christ First, Self-worth, Academics. Children are trained to think and live biblically. Our environment is one of caring and loving by the faculty, staff, and students ... a family atmosphere. Praise Academy is fully accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). A proven track record -- Praise Academy is celebrating 30 years of making disciples for Christ and His Kingdom. Location: Praise Academy serves the metro-Atlanta and the tri-county area: Cobb, Paulding, and Douglas County. Stability: Our administration has over 50 years of combined experience in Christian education. Governance is by an experienced school board. Praise Academy offers a wide range of exceptional opportunities for cultural, athletic, and community service involvement. Size: At over 280 students in K-3 through 12th Grade, we are large enough to incorporate many co-curricular activities and small enough to keep the family environment. Curriculum is regularly reviewed, meticulously evaluated, and consistently improved to reflect "best practices" in education. Athletic program offers both competitive and a model of sportsmanship. Praise Academy offers the most competitive tuition rate among accredited schools in the metro-Atlanta area. See the tuition compaison chart under Tuition and Fees section.
    • VISION STATEMENT: Growing Disciples to make Disciples through Christian Education.
    • MISSION STATEMENT: Partnering with Christian families to provide a Christ centered educational system where students can achieve academic excellence, a life long commitment to Christ, and a passion for success.
    • PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT: Christ First, Self-Worth, Academics

    Profile last updated: 08/13/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Youth Christian School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Youth Christian School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Youth Christian School (1.3 miles away)
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    4967 Brownsville Rd
    Powder Springs , GA , 30127
    1.3  mi  |  133  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
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    Hiram , GA , 30141
    1.6  mi  |  275  students  |  Gr.  NS-12
  • Austell Cumberland Christian Academy
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    Austell , GA , 30106
    2  mi  |  494  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
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    Po Box 578
    Powder Springs , GA , 30127
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School Reviews

  • Recommended September 18, 2014 - My son has attended Praise Academy since the 6th grade. He is currently in the 11th grade. Coming from a military enviroment my son could not adjust to the nonstructure of public school. The first time meeting the staff, I was so impress by the genuine care for the children at Praise. They also accommodate each childs need. One day I couldn''t help my son with a homework Algbra problem,without hesitation, he told me he will ask Mrs White to help...She is the Principal whom i know is busy, but my son knew if he needed her she would help him..THATS Praise Academy - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 09, 2014 - This is my daughter?''s first year at Praise. Just last night she told me she loves her school. Her comment alone is priceless. I am excited to watch her grow spiritually and academically. I thank God for bringing Praise Academy into our lives. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - Genuine Christian values with a good measure of common sense. Consistency is important - no pretense, just solid education that prepares for life''s next phase, with the love of Christ as the backbone. Parents may volunteer as much as they''d like - I have access to "behind the scenes" daily life at Praise and I wouldn''t have my kids anywhere else. The HIDDEN JEWEL i n the Atlanta/ West Metro area. We''re thankful to have found Praise Academy! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - Praising God that we found Praise Academy. This is our 2nd year and we''re thrilled to be apart of this loving family oriented organization. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!!! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - We are truly blessed to be at Praise Academy. The administration is excellent! Christ first, self-worth, academics. Consistent contact from teachers and administration; Spiritually and academically solid environment. A large variety of extra-curricular activities, spiritual growth opportunities and programs for parents as well. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - We have been at Praise Christian Academy for two years now and are very happy! It is obvious that the administration and staff have a heart for the students. We feel confident that our children are in an environment where the school has partnered with us (the parents) to provide the best education possible with a Christian worldview. Our children participate in numerous athletic and extracurricular activities. We are thankful that God has brought us to Praise. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - What a blessing it has been to be a part of the Praise Academy family for the past 7 years . I have story after story of how God has blessed our family while at Praise. We have had 2 children graduate from Praise and one more that is a freshman. We have been in public school before and our children have told us how thankful they are that Lord allowed them the opportunity to be a part of Praise. I can''t say enough great things about the school and the Christ centered environment. Mr. & Mrs. White really love the students and strive to always put Christ first. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - My child is new to Praise Academy as a Senior. We were very nervous to move him 2500 miles his senior year, but the staff and student body have been amazing in making him feel like he belongs from the day he started. The teachers are very welcoming and concerned with him not just as a student but as a person and we do appreciate how they have brought him into their family like he has always been there. Thank you Praise for being a blessing to our family. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - My daughter started K3 this year at Praise. She loves school and ALL of the teachers that are around her. She will go up and hug teachers that are not even hers. She has come out of her shell in the last three weeks and I am beyond thankful. God led me to Praise for a very important reason, and He is continuing to show me that I was not the only one He led to Praise. This is an amazing school with a wonderful staff. My goal is to have my daughter walk across that stage and receive a diploma from Praise Academy. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended September 03, 2014 - The faculty, staff, and administration at Praise Academy are what really set this school apart from any others we are familiar with. Although the academics are extremely respectable (and continue raising the bar every year) the knowledge that our children are in an environment where they are not only ''lectured'' about a Biblical perspective but also learn this worldview by observing all of the actions of the school employees gives me a peace in knowing that we made the right decision. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 07, 2013 - We''re here by the Grace of God. Being new to GA, we almost chose a different private school. This truly is an awesome experience for my family. The teachers are fair yet they challenge and push the students to their learning potentials. We''re so pleased with every aspect of this institution. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 07, 2013 - Praise Academy is a school that has pushed my children academically with teachers that care. My children have been able to pursue a well-rounded education that includes college-prep academics while being exposed to community outreach, clubs that enhance their critical thinking skills, and various sports. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended November 07, 2013 - Praise is a great school!! Christ center with lots of extra curricular activities. Faculty and staff love the children. Small class sizes and great communication. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 02, 2013 - We are going on our 3rd year at Praise and are extremely satisfied with the curriculum, staff and their core values. We have seen a complete turn around with our son and attribute it to the teachers and administrators. Great school! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 22, 2013 - Praise Academy provides quality education to students and are accredited by SACS and ASCI. The teachers are very dedicated to their students and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in education. My son loves this school and his teachers. Praise Academy also provides extracurricular activities i.e. basketball, baseball, soccer, Robotics Club, Chess Club, and Art Club. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 12, 2013 - If you''re looking for an "elite" private school education with a perfect faculty/staff then don''t come to Praise Academy. If you are looking for a Christ-centered, Biblical worldview education and want to partner with the faculty/staff to educate your child(ren) then Praise is exactly where you should be. This will be our 7th year and we couldn''t be happier. My oldest graduated with high honors and continues to excel in a state university. My youngest who is in high school is excelling & thriving at Praise as well. Although academics are important, the main reason we were drawn to and remain at Praise is that they make every effort to abide by their philosophy "Christ first, Self-Worth, Academics". It is a blessing to have a faculty/staff that care about my children''s spiritual growth above academics & athletics. We couldn''t ask for a better, more well-rounded education for our children! Grateful to God for Praise!! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 12, 2013 - This was our sons first year of school and we wanted him to feel safe and be in a great learning environment. We found Praise and Mrs. Jackie. I am very much pleased with our choice. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 12, 2013 - My son is going up into 5th grade and in all his years up until now he was always B/C student. This past year we saw a dramatic change. At first we thought it might prove more challenging as the curriculum was going to be different then what he was used to in public school. Tis not to suggest that the public school system curriculum is inferior but between the amazing teacher (Mrs Runyun) and the amount of communication from the school staff) he was an A/B honor roll student! It was the best decision we have made and have since enrolled our other child with Praise. Check this school out, they have so much to offer both spiritually and academically. The icing on the cake is that they promote Financial Peace, which is financial education that my family has employed. To know that children are leaving with both a solid education AND understanding fiscal responsibility is simply fantastic. Highly recommended! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 12, 2013 - Praise is a wonderful school where the staff really care about the students. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended July 12, 2013 - Excellent school, great staff, amazing admin staff, family atmosphere, current academics, always making improvements to the school due to student growth, many different extracurricular activities for all ages of students (not just middle & high), after my own research truly the best! "God first, and the rest will follow" Ms. Georgia - Posted by Parent

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