The Paideia School

1509 S Ponce De Leon Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30307-0303
Tel: (404)377-3491
Grades: PK-12 | 987 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)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 987 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Paideia School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Average Financial Aid Grant $15,314
Admissions Director Caroline Quillian Stubbs
Admissions Associate Liz DeSimone


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

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Laurel Heights Academy (hospital) (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cathedral School Of The Arts (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Canterbury School (1.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atlanta
    Cathedral School Of The Arts
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: K-1 | 9 students
    0.6 miles
    999 Briarcliff Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30306
  • Atlanta
    Grades: 2-11 | 93 students
    0.6 miles
    934 Briarcliff Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30306
  • Atlanta
    Horizons School
    Alternative School
    Grades: 1-12 | 93 students
    1.1 miles
    1900 Dekalb Ave Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30307
  • Atlanta
    Canterbury School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-K | 10 students
    1.4 miles
    1140 University Dr Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30306
  • Atlanta
    Grades: PK-8 | 71 students
    1.5 miles
    1015 Edgewood Ave Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30307

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The average private school tuition in Atlanta, GA is $11,088 for elementary schools and $15,641 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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