Atlanta Academy

  • Atlanta Academy, a non-denominational private Preschool-8th school in North Atlanta, was founded by teachers who believe in providing the individual attention that every student needs to succeed.
  • We promote academic excellence through our invested teachers, relevant and forward-thinking curriculum, and welcoming environment.
  • We`re a school for the whole family that values community, family, friendships and developing the whole child academically and socially.

Upcoming Events and News

  • 2017 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence - 09/29/2017 - Atlanta Academy was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools where students achieve very ...morehigh learning standards or are making notable improvements in closing the achievement gap.hide
  • Meet our New Head of School, Shannon Dishman - 09/23/2019 - Atlanta Academy proudly welcomed Shannon Dishman, our new Head of School for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Atlanta Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationOther
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2000
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students350 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
37%
State avg.: 21%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
66%
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,660
Tuition NotesFor tuition costs per grade, please visit http://www.atlantaacademy.com/tuition.php
Admissions DirectorKristi McCarthy

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Flag FootballGolf,
SoccerTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Academic Bowl Team, Chess Club, Debate Team, STEAM, Stock Market Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Music Lessons, Musical Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • Founded by teachers in 2000, Atlanta Academy serves more than 300 private preschool-8th grade students and their families in North Atlanta. Our mission to give every student the individual attention they need to succeed is at the core of everything we do.
  • We provide a safe and welcoming environment for children to learn and thrive. Small class sizes allow our teachers to understand their students` individual strengths and help them discover their own unique talents.
  • We are committed to offering a well-rounded education. Our relevant and forward-thinking curriculum is enriched with a variety of opportunities for students to explore the arts, athletics, community service and social development in order to build the confidence and skills they need to succeed at prestigious private high schools, top-ranking public schools and magnet programs. And they do. More than 94% of Atlanta Academy graduates are accepted into their top choice high school, where they have a long record of outstanding performance. 
  • We invest in the best. Our teachers and staff rank among some of the best educators in the industry. Among our Kindergarten through 8th grade teachers, 66% hold advanced degrees. To keep our instructional skills sharp, we invest annually in professional development opportunities.
  • We believe in the power of community. High performing student achievement is nurtured in an inclusive, non-denominational atmosphere, where families are engaged both inside and outside of our school. Together, we are fully invested in helping children grow into well-educated, independent problem-solvers who are prepared to excel in high school and beyond. 

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