Pace Academy

966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327-0300
     Tel: (404)262-1345
Grades: K - 12 | 1083 students
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 1085 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 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 graduates 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.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students 1083 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 16%
State avg.: 25%
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 23 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. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,170
Tuition Notes $21,840-$25,170
% on Financial Aid 11%
Admissions Director Jennifer McGurn
Admissions Associate Fe Patriciu Middle & Upper Sch


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:

• Founded in 1958, Pace Academy, educates 1080 students in grades Pre-First through 12. The average Upper School class size is 12, and the average whole-school student teacher ratio is 9:1. • The faculty averages 19 years of teaching experience, 12 years at Pace Academy. • More than 25 percent of the Class of 2014 earned National Merit recognition. • 84 percent of 2014 Pace seniors taking an Advanced Placement exam scored three (out of five) or higher. • Pace was cited as an exceptional ethical learning community by *N.A.I.S. and was one of 10 independent schools studied by the Institute for Global Ethics. The results appeared in the N.A.I.S. Schools of Integrity Report on Best Practices of Independent Schools. • Pace was one of Atlanta's first schools to integrate service into the curriculum and make it a graduation requirement. Last year, the Upper School students contributed more than 9,000 service hours (seniors averaged 78 hours during their time at Pace). • In 2004, Pace Service Learning was recognized for Excellence in Developing Student Leadership by the Council for Spiritual & Ethical Education. The school partners with 10 community service agencies. • 85 percent of Middle and Upper School students participate in at least one of Pace Academy's 63 athletic teams. • In the 2014 National WordMasters competition, the fifth grade placed first in the nation. The year-long competition consisted of more than 750 teams at each grade level. *N.A.I.S. - National Association of Independent Schools • In 2014, Pace Academy launched the Isdell Center for Global Leadership, which provides a global education for every graduate.

Profile last updated: 01/29/2015

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