Atlas International School

  • Atlas International School is a preschool, elementary, middle, and high school.
  • The student to teacher ratio is 6 to 1 for all grades.
  • We offer a challenging core curriculum plus daily foreign language classes (French and Spanish) as well as piano and violin instruction for all students.
  • We stress the healthy child and provide our lower-school students with two recesses a day and our upper-school students with one recess a day. Parents are also asked to send in only healthy lunches (no refined sugar or transfats).  Fridays are optional school days.

School Overview

Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-10
Year Founded1996

Student Body

Total Students78 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
35%
State avg.: 19%
Students by GradeAtlas International School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size6 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(White or navy collared shirt with logo, Khaki or navy pants/shorts/skirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPreK-$300 to $400 per month K-3: $9,800 per year 4-8: $10,800 per year 9-10: $11,800 per year
Admissions DirectorJackie Avallone

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
and piano, French, Spanish, violin

School Notes

  • Atlas International School is a preschool, elementary, middle and high school. The student to teacher ratio at Atlas is 6 to 1 for all grades. We use the Core Knowledge Curriculum for our core classes.  We do not use the Common Core standards.  In addition to the core subjects, all Atlas students learn foreign languages (Spanish and/or French) and music (violin and/or piano). We also stress the healthy child, providing our students with ample time for physical activity and allowing only healthy foods for lunch. Atlas is fully approved by the state of North Carolina and all records are transferable.Atlas is an independent, non-sectarian school. We are also a parent-cooperative school whereby parents agree to actively help with homework each night. We meet for a shorter day than most schools (9:30 to 2:00 or 9:30 to 2:30), thereby giving your child more time to pursue individual interests. Before-school and after-school programs are provided for elementary, middle, and high school students.Friday is an optional school day for elementary, middle, and high school students. Parents can keep their children home for individualized academics, educational trips, more family time, or all of the above. We also have a wonderful Friday program for the children of working parents. See our Friday Program tab for more information.We easily cover the full curriculum required by the state because of the low student/teacher ratio and the parent involvement. At 6 to 1 you get more done! As for parent involvement, it is one of the best indicators of student success, at any school.  At Atlas, our teachers send parents the lesson plans and homework for the following week, every Thursday night.  We consider parents to be our co-teachers!Although we have many gifted students at Atlas, we are not only for gifted children. Many average or slower learners join us too (often to find they are actually gifted). We've even had students who were slated for special education classes, come to us and turn into straight A students (both at Atlas and in the schools they attended after their years at Atlas).We are not equipped for remedial or special education classes. However, we do wonders for children who simply need more attention, a quieter learning environment, or more careful placement. We place children according to their ability, not their age.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  10/29/2016
My kids started attending Atlas last year, but I wish we had found it years ago! The small class size, in addition to wonderful and caring teachers, is just perfect. They focus on healthy food as well as emphasizing the need for allowing children to play outside. It truly is a wonderful find.
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5  10/26/2016
My son is thriving in Atlas. Having no previous private school experience, I was worried about fitting in, and meeting the demands of a private education. Atlas sets expectations to the student. They expect great things from all students, but only to each individual's potential. They don't expect all students to be math pros because Johnny is, but they DO expect each child to reach or exceed his potential. The whole mind body philosophy works!! We will stay with Atlas as long as I can financially make it happen!
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5  7/24/2015
I love teaching at Atlas because of the individualized instruction I am able to provide my students on a daily basis!
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5  7/24/2015
My child had problems earlier this year and the school staff really knew what was happening with my child in both the classroom and on the playground. They were able to help me and my child fix the problem. Small groups really got my child the attention she needed. Yay for Atlas!
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