Athens Christian School

The motto of Athens Christian School is Quality Education in a Christian Atmosphere.
ACS is accredited by the Georgia Accrediting Commission (GAC); therefore, our graduates are well-received into the college and career of their choice.
We have many graduates in the fields of law, medicine, business, government and technology.
We are also members of the Georgia Association of Christian Schools (GACS) and the Georgia High School Association which allows our students to participate in music, speech, drama, athletic and Bible quiz competitions.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 587 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

Athens Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1970

Student Body

Total Students
587 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Athens Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
54 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

Sports

School Notes

  • ACS is an inter-denominational, college preparatory institution founded to work hand in hand with the family concerning the mental, physical, social and spiritual development of their most priceless possessions, their children. The objective of ACS is to equip each young person with a Christian world-view; the finest academic training available; and the scriptural character traits necessary for each student to reach their maximum potential in life, for the glory of God.
  • Activites - Athens Christian is also known as "the traveling school". Our students enjoy extended trips.
  • Athens Christian offers many opportunities for fine arts and sports
  • School Hours - Class hours are 8:00am-3:15pm. Office hours are 8:00am-4:15pm. Summer hours are 9:00am-3:00pm
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Athens Christian School often compared to?
Athens Christian Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Athens Academy by visitors of our site.
What sports does Athens Christian School offer?
Athens Christian School offers 16 interscholastic sports: Ballet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Drill Team, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting and Wrestling. Athens Christian School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.
What is Athens Christian School's ranking?
Athens Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Athens Christian School?
The application deadline for Athens Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (18 reviews)
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As both a parent and a member of the faculty, I can say that the teachers really view this job as a mission. They love and pray for the kids. Two of my kids have graduated from ACS (and are currently attending UGA), and I have 3 more in the middle and high school. It has been a great fit for our family!
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We love this school. My four children attended and now I have 3 grandchildren who attend. I would highly recommend this school.
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I would not have my children anywhere else. The faculty truly love the students and pray for them regularly. The classes are quite rigorous and will prepare my kids for college.
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I have experienced Athens Christian as a teacher and a parent. ACS has had a profound effect on our family especially in the family atmosphere that has helped our family through some difficult times in our family's ministry. Our children were also prepared well for college.
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I highly recommend this school. It has been wonderful for our son.
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We love Athens Christian School. I am very pleased with the quality Christian education that my children are receiving!
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Athens Christian School is a wonderful school! The teachers genuinely care about our children. From preschool to high school, ACS provides quality curriculum in a Christian environment to prepare all students for college and the real world. There is no other place we would want to send our children!
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My children have had a great experience at Athens Christian in an atmosphere of excellence. They are given opportunities to become involved in the community and give back. Academically, the teachers engage students, challenging them to become the best version of themselves. My children have received many academic as well as extra-curricular opportunities in college because of the level of education they received during their time at ACS.
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My son received a quality education at Athens Christian School. I wanted him to be taught in a Christian environment, but I also desired a quality education that would prepare him for college. ACS provided that. I am very satisfied with the school and with my son's experiences there.
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Athens Christian School is a well rounded educational establishment. They have a fantastic faculty and staff team, that instill a Biblical world-view in the students. ACS has a strong family involvement. Athletics, fine arts, as well as aesthetics are available and encouraged. ACS students and teachers have the freedom to pray and share the gospel daily. I highly recommend Athens Christian School.
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Athens Christian is such a welcoming environment. Kids get to participate in all the extracurriculars of a big school but still get to be part of a tight-knit community.
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This is a great school with a solid Biblical foundation. It does an outstanding job of training up students to use their gifts and talents - academically, athletically, artistically, musically. For a school this size it has amazing opportunities. Excellent teachers who care and small class sizes are key for success.
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ACS offers quality academic programs, a great variety of extracurricular activities, and a Christian worldview, all of which prepare students for life after graduation. The administrators and teachers at ACS are like a family. They care for one another and the students they serve. Athens Christian School is the best choice for any parent looking for a quality education in a Christian environment!
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ACS is not only a school~ it is a family. Our school emphasizes faith, family, and education. We embrace children with academic differences and strive to make all our students feel loved and valued.
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This is a great place for a student to learn both life and living life lessons!!!
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Athens Christian School is a great place to place your young people for their educational needs.
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We are in our 3rd year at ACS and absolutely love it! Would highly recommend to anyone looking into a private school!
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After teaching in the public school system for many years, it is a breath of fresh air to be able to make the students think again. We do not just teach a test that will make the school system look successful. The students are held accountable for their successes.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 587 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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