Academe Of The Oaks

Academe of the Oaks develops a different type of student: one who is resourceful and able to think beyond facts, developing his or her own informed opinions and perspectives.
An Academe education is the difference between memorization and thoughtful consideration.
Rather than focusing on standardized tests or textbooks, we emphasize active involvement, creative thinking, and the exciting process of intellectual discovery
Academe of the Oaks is the only Waldorf high school in the state of Georgia

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded2003

Student Body

Total Students89 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Academe Of The Oaks Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size23 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 18 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$17,500
Admissions DirectorEva Handschin


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Bee Keeping Lab, Community Service Club, Debate, Fencing Club, Film Club, German Club, Global Nomads, Green Club, Hope Education Project, International Club, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Venturing Crew, Yearbook Staff, Young Physician Initiative

Arts and Music Programs:
Academe Singers

School Notes

  • Academe of the Oaks develops a different type of student: one who is resourceful and able to think beyond facts, developing his or her own informed opinions and perspectives. An Academe education is the difference between memorization and thoughtful consideration.
  • All Academe students explore every aspect of our Waldorf curriculum-math and science, literature and history, social sciences and the arts. We believe that high school is not the time to specialize, but to open minds and hearts to the world.
  • Classes at Academe are small enough for our teachers to know each student as an individual, and students are encouraged to find strength in independence.
  • We believe the arts deepen academics and strengthen skills of observation, engineering, and imagination. All our students participate in music, drama, and the fine arts, regardless of skill level.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atlanta
    Ellis Center
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    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-12 | 6 students
    5.7 miles
    739 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA 30308
    (678) 973-0483
    5.7 1-12
  • Conyers
    Grades: PK-12 | 466 students
    20.1 miles
    1801 Ellington Road Se
    Conyers, GA 30013
    (770) 860-8900
    20.1 PK-12
  • Decatur
    Grades: PK-12 | 212 students
    4.5 miles
    3250 Rainbow Dr
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (404) 486-6737
    4.5 PK-12
  • Decatur
    Grades: 7-12 | 26 students
    0.8 miles
    308 Clairemont Avenue
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 308-8548
    0.8 7-12
  • Decatur
    Grades: NS-8 | 230 students
    0.7 miles
    827 Kirk Road
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404) 377-1315
    0.7 NS-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
Academe has been a fabulous investment. Our student benefited from the small class size, hands-on experience and classroom debate, and opportunities to garden, keep bees, play music, and draw. Don't be fooled by the casual atmosphere. It's welcoming and supportive, but coursework is demanding. Teachers have very high standards for scholarship, personal responsibility, and kindness. Also, college/university admissions officers are keenly aware of the unique qualifications of Waldorf-educated students. Be prepared to talk to a lot of recruiters: there's big demand for independent young thinkers.
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Academe of the Oaks prepared our child for the rigors of college. In addition, Academe helped foster a love of learning in our child, helped build leadership skills and personal character, and supported our child on a path to pursuing her passion. Our second child is now attending Academe, and we continue to be just as pleased.
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Academe of the Oaks provide a rigorous academic program. The small environment is the perfect fit for our daughter. The curriculum is designed to promote learning and human development versus preparing for a standard test. We are amazed at the knowledge our daughter has acquired in one semester.
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Academe is a wonderful school. They truly educate the whole child. In addition to setting high standards in intellectual, artistic, musical and social disciplines, this school truly is student focused. They do an extraordinary job of instilling a sense of responsibility to self and to the world. Teachers here are passionate, knowledgeable and invested in student's success.
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Academe offers a unique approach to high school which includes a fresh approach to teaching that prepares students for future academic work. Students receive more individualized attention than is available at more traditional, larger schools. Academe is situated on a beautifully landscaped campus that include flower, vegetable, and woodland gardens.
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Excellent school-- warm, supportive atmosphere, lots of enriching challenges for the students. High quality of teacher instruction, parental involvement, and administrative leadership.
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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $8,942 for elementary schools and $11,572 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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