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 Students87 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeAcademe Of The Oaks Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size23 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

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

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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
  • Decatur
    Grades: K-12 | 240 students
    4.5 miles
    3250 Rainbow Dr
    Decatur, GA 30034
    (404)486-6737
    4.5 K-12
    240
  • Decatur
    The Community School
    The Community School Photo - Geography-Learning about the Biomes of Africa
    Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 26 students
    0.8 miles
    308 Clairemont Avenue
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404)308-8548
    0.8 7-12
    26
  • Decatur
    The Waldorf School of Atlanta
    The Waldorf School of Atlanta Photo - Students experience movement classes throughout the week which help them become more aware of their bodies, while promoting teamwork and cooperation. These classes are tied directly to the academic curriculum so students can take their lessons into their bodies and limbs.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: NS-8 | 234 students
    0.7 miles
    827 Kirk Road
    Decatur, GA 30030
    (404)377-1315
    0.7 NS-8
    234
  • Atlanta
    Grades: 9-12 | 134 students
    3.5 miles
    1585 Clifton Rd Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30329
    (404)633-7404
    3.5 9-12
    134
  • Atlanta
    Grades: 4-12 | 39 students
    2.4 miles
    1900 Dekalb Ave Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30307
    (404)378-2219
    2.4 4-12
    39

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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5  
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 Decatur, GA is $10,486 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).