The Paideia School

1509 S Ponce De Leon Avenue NE,
Atlanta, GA, 30307-0303
     Tel: (404)377-3491
Grades: PK - 12 | 952 students
The Paideia School was founded in 1971 by parents who wanted an individualized, creative, and intellectually challenging education for their children.
The Paideia School serves families with children ages three through eighteen.
It conveys the concept of a child's total education: intellectual, artistic, and social.
Paideia's philosophy is based on the belief that schools can be informal and individualized, yet still educate well.
We believe that a quality education acknowledges the innate curiosity of children and their desire to understand and master their environment.
Because children have different interests and learning styles, and because they progress at different rates, we take considerable care to tailor our program to the talents and needs of each child.
We think that our concern for intellectual achievement and discipline is compatible with personal consideration of needs of each child and with an informal school environment.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 952 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 30%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The Paideia School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 74%
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Advanced Courses biology, calculus AB, calculus BC, chemistry, European history, music theory, physics, psychology, statistics, U.S. history, 
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 27
Yearly Tuition Cost $19,200
% on Financial Aid 14%
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,314
Admissions Director Caroline Quillian Stubbs
Admissions Associate Liz DeSimone

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter Track

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Laurel Heights Academy (hospital) (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Laurel Heights Academy (hospital) (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Atlanta School (1.5 miles away)
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  • AtlantaLaurel Heights Academy (hospital)
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    934 Briarcliff Rd Ne
    AtlantaGA30306
    (404)888-7895
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    0.6 mi | 93 students | Gr. 2-11                      
  • AtlantaHorizons School
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    1900 Dekalb Ave Ne
    AtlantaGA30307
    (404)378-2219
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    1.2 mi | 93 students | Gr. 1-12                      
  • AtlantaThe Atlanta School
    1015 Edgewood Ave Ne
    AtlantaGA30307
    (404)688-9550
    1.5 mi | 60 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • AtlantaMontessori In Town
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    830 Virgil St Ne
    AtlantaGA30307
    (404)784-1038
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    1.7 mi | 35 students | Gr. PK-1                      
  • DecaturSt. Thomas More School
      (Roman Catholic)
    630 W Ponce De Leon Ave
    DecaturGA30030
    (404)373-8456
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.8 mi | 485 students | Gr. K-8                      

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