Alexsander Academy

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  • Alexsander Academy is a very small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences and special needs.
  • Alexsander Academy provides an academically rigorous program for students that need a small flexible learning environment that provides group learning but focuses on the student as an individual learner.
  • The goal with ALL students is to give them the skills and self confidence they need to move on to larger and more traditional academic settings.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 5-9
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported LD, ADHD, Autism, Aspergers, Cognitive issues, processing and sensory issues

Student Body

Total Students 11 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Alexsander Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 3 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 5 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(No graphic t shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $17,500
Tuition Notes elem/middle - 17,500 High school - $16,500 $2,000 commitment discount by 3/31 SB10 approved, scholarships available
Admissions Director Stefanie Smith

School Notes

  • Alexsander Academy is a small, fully accredited, non-profit school for students with learning differences.
    Alexsander Academy provides academically rigorous and academic remediation programs that focus on the student as an individual learner.
    The goal with ALL students is to give them the skills and self confidence they need to reach their full potential.

    Our Students:

    The students at Alexsander Academy are children with learning differences that have struggled to learn in more traditional settings.
    The setting may have been a larger school environment or a smaller one. Whatever the setting, the student’s difficulty learning shows he or she may need a program that focuses on how each student learns as an individual in order for that student to be successful.

    Students at Alexsander Academy may also have been in a more one on one or a home school setting and are ready or desire the opportunity to learn in a classroom environment but do not yet have the skills to be successful in a larger classroom.
    For these students Alexsander Academy provides a bridge into a group learning environment.

    Our Programs:

    Elementary/Middle School

    These classrooms serve students in grades 2nd – 8th in an academically focused, full day program.
    The school day runs Monday – Friday from 9:30 – 2:30.
    Before and after care as well as after school tutoring is available.
    Students work on math, language arts, reading comprehension and fluency, science and social studies.
    The students also participate in music, art and social skills classes. The academic curriculum is based on the standards set by The Georgia Department of Education but is adjusted to the needs of each individual student.
    Maximum class size is 8 students with one certified teacher per classroom.
    Students in these classrooms are no more than three grade levels behind and are able to be successful in a small group classroom environment.

    Middle School/High School remediation program
    **Ages 13-16 for the 2012-2013 school year**

    These classrooms will serve students ages 13 -21 who are in need of academic remediation and real world application of skills for a successful transition toward being an independent working adult.

    The school day runs Monday – Friday from 10:00 – 2:30.
    Before and after care as well as after school tutoring is available.
    Alexsander Academy accepts the NOW waiver for payments of before and after care. Students concentrate on building and expanding reading and math skills such as fluency, comprehension, and math applications. Social studies and science skills are focused on real world experience and application.
    The students also participate in music, art and social skills classes. The maximum class size is 5 students with one certified teacher per classroom.
    Students in these classrooms must have basic 1st grade reading and math skills and be able to be independent in a classroom of 5 students and one teacher.
    Students who need a greater level of support will be considered on a case by case basis and are subject to additional fees to pay for staff to provide that support.

    Parents are intricately involved in the process at Alexsander Academy.
    The staff strongly believes that students can only meet their full potential when the school staff, the parents and the student work together and are on the same page as much as possible.

    **Alexsander Academy is not a one on one program and is not staffed for students with aggressive behaviors.
    School staff can recommend programs that are more appropriate for students that need a greater level of support than can be provided in this environment.
    Parents are required to sign an acknowledgement that they agree with all of the school policies at Alexsander Academy.**


    School tours are held weekly at 3:30pm.
    An appointment is needed to ensure your spot on tour days. Students are welcome to join their parents on tour days. After the school tour, parents may also schedule a day to observe a class in progress.

    Application paperwork can be found on the website or obtained in the school office.
    The application fee is $350.00 and includes formal and informal educational testing.
    The prospective student will meet with school staff for informal placement testing.
    The application paperwork should be filled out completely and the application fee must be paid the day of testing.
    This testing is designed to allow the staff to get to know the student and is done in a relaxed format.
    We encourage parents to provide any information they can to help staff in making the student feel as comfortable as possible. After the testing is done, the parents and the child will be interviewed to determine if placement at Alexsander Academy is a good fit for the student.
    All pieces of the admissions process will be taken into consideration when making this decision.

    Tuition for the 2012-201 school year

    Tuition for the Elementary/ Middle school program …….$14,000 for parents that commit by 1/31/2012.
    $3,500 off !!!

    Grades 2nd – 8th ages 7-15

    $15,500 for parents that commit by 3/31/2012.
    $2,000 off !!!

    $17,500 after 3/31/2012 for any remaining available slots.

    Tuition for Middle/High School remediation program …$13,000 for parents that commit by 1/31/2012.
    $3,500 off!!!

    Ages 13-16
    for the 2012-2013 school year

    $14,500 for parents that commit by 3/31/2012.
    $2,000 off!!!

    $16,500 after 3/31/2012 for any remaining available slots.

    Payments and Funding Assistance

    Tuition is split into 4 equal payments.
    The first payment is made when the contract is signed.
    The payments are due March 31st, June 30th, September 30th

    and December 31st .
    The first payment for the following school year is due March 31st.
    Payments that are made by the March 31st deadline qualify for the $2,000 discount for the year.
    School year payments that are made in full by June 30th also receive an additional 5% discount.
    Payment can be made by credit card if the parent chooses.
    Please add 3% for credit card payments to cover the fees that the school is charged by merchant services.

    In addition to offering discounts, Alexsander Academy offers other programs to try to help parents with the cost of tuition.
    Alexsander Academy is approved by The GA Department of Education to accept the Special Needs Voucher (Sb10 funding).
    Alexsander Academy also provides scholarships from HB1133 funding.
    Please visit the website of the Student Support Organization we work with, Georgia Student Support Organization, at or contact the school office for more information.

    Alexsander Academy does not require parents to fundraise but does offer an incentive to parents who are looking for other ways to reduce tuition costs and are willing to do fundraising activities.
    Alexsander Academy will take 1/3 of all fundraising/donation money parents bring into the school off of their child’s tuition.
    So if parents raise $3,000 for Alexsander Academy, their child’s tuition will be reduced by $1,000.


    Alexsander Academy is a non profit and does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, national or ethnic origin or religious preference.

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