Pace Academy

966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW,
Atlanta, GA, 30327-0300
Tel: (404)262-1345
Grades: K - 12 | 1083 students
Can small be a virtue? Well, if you're considering schools, absolutely.
Our more intimate setting enables kids to be more involved on more levels – in the classroom, in sports, in the arts.
With an average SAT score for the past five years of 1300+, our students regularly attend colleges such as University of Virginia, Duke, Stanford and Washington and Lee.
Great things come in small packages.
In our close environment, students know they have support from their teachers and friends.
They learn to take risks, ask questions, think critically and communicate well, so well, in fact, that they have held the state debate championship title for the past 21 years.
Because we are small, student/faculty/parent partnerships come easier.
Our family-centered environment develops academically, socially, athletically and emotionally strong students.
We have championship teams, acclaimed fine arts programs, an award-winning service program and, of course, a drama program second to none.
At Pace Academy we don't set out to be the biggest, just the best.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1958
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students 1083 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Pace Academy Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 124 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 69%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1312
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,200
Tuition Notes $20,200-$22,250
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Claire Strowd Upper and Middle School
Admissions Associate Jenn McGurn Lower School


Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter TrackWrestling,

School Notes:

    Profile last updated: 10/23/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Atlanta Girls' School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Atlanta Speech School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Heiskell School (0.7 miles away)
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  • Atlanta Atlanta Girls' School
    3254 Northside Parkway NW
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    0.6  mi  |  223  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Atlanta
    Atlanta Speech School
    Special Education School (Christian)
    3160 Northside Pkwy Nw
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    Special Education School (Christian)
    0.7  mi  |  499  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Atlanta
    The Heiskell School
    3260 Northside Dr Nw
    Atlanta , GA , 30305
    0.7  mi  |  197  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Atlanta
    The Westminster Schools
    1424 W Paces Ferry Road NW
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    0.8  mi  |  1845  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Atlanta
    St. Annes Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    3098 Saint Annes Ln Nw
    Atlanta , GA , 30327
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Episcopal)
    0.9  mi  |  66  students  |  Gr.  K

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