Atlanta Youth Academies (AYA) provide quality education on par with top independent schools.
There is one big difference, however. AYA is designed for urban children and youth whose families believe in the importance of education but who do not have access, either financially or geographically, to excellent private schools.
Atlanta Youth Academies offer a quality, Christ-centered education to inner-city students.
The school enrolls students from PreK-8th grade. AYA is currently located in the Thomasville/Norwood Manor neighborhood.
A second AYA Campus for K-3 exists at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA on Campbellton Road, SW. Class size is limited to 12 students, attending an 11-month school year.
The AYA approach is to show faith in action through Christian values woven into and modeled in all activities.
We believe that teaching students about Christ can best be done through real-life behavior.
By graduation, AYA students are stable and focused beyond their years.
They are ready for the demands of high school, from advanced academic work to personal tests of character that challenge all young people on the road to adulthood.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
122 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Atlanta Youth Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Atlanta Youth Academies (AYA) provide quality education on par with top independent schools. There is one big difference, however. AYA is designed for urban children and youth whose families believe in the importance of education but who do not have access, either financially or geographically, to excellent private schools. Atlanta Youth Academies offer a quality, Christ-centered education to inner-city students. The school enrolls students from PreK-8th grade. AYA is currently located in the Thomasville/Norwood Manor neighborhood. A second AYA Campus for K-3 exists at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA on Campbellton Road, SW. Class size is limited to 12 students, attending an 11-month school year. The AYA approach is to show faith in action through Christian values woven into and modeled in all activities. We believe that teaching students about Christ can best be done through real-life behavior. By graduation, AYA students are stable and focused beyond their years. They are ready for the demands of high school, from advanced academic work to personal tests of character that challenge all young people on the road to adulthood.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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When is the application deadline for Atlanta Youth Academy?

The application deadline for Atlanta Youth Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 122 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average acceptance rate in Atlanta, GA is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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