Augusta Preparatory Day School

Regarded as the top school academically in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) and located in the Augusta, GA metro area, Augusta Preparatory Day School is a college preparatory independent school for students Age 2 to Grade 12.
Augusta Preparatory Day School develops the intellect, talents, and character of each student in a diverse, college-preparatory, non-sectarian, and welcoming community of lifelong learners.
Prep is committed to educating well-rounded, engaged students who embrace personal responsibility, global perspective, and service to others.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,025
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

Augusta Preparatory Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
405 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
Augusta Preparatory Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
62 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
7 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Latin Poetry, Algebra II (H), Anatomy & Physiology (H), AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus (BC), AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP French Language & Culture, AP Human Geopraphy, AP Language and Composition, AP Physics C: E&M, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, 2-D, AP Studio Art, 3-D, AP Studio Art, Drawing, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Biology (H), Chemistry (H), English (H), French IV (H), Geometry (H), Music Theory, Performance Theatre, Physics (H), Pre-Calculus (H), Robotics, Spanish II (H), Spanish III (H), Spanish IV (H), Technical Theatre
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
We offer Flexible Tuition. Learn more at:
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Associate
Doreen Layug
Endowment Size
$6 million



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Musical Theater, SquadM - Math Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Music Conservatory

School Notes

  • Augusta Prep offers the area's top college preparatory program, through small class sizes, a strong curriculum and a scholarly and engaged faculty. We strive to teach children howto think, not what to think.
  • Augusta Prep is a diverse community of academically talented students who have robust opportunities to pursue their co-curricular interests in the performing arts, athletics, leadership development or community service.
  • Augusta Prep strives to create financial access for qualified students and families through its scholarship and financial assistance programs.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Larry Mize '76 - 1987 Masters champion
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Augusta Preparatory Day School cost?
Augusta Preparatory Day School's tuition is approximately $20,025 for private students.
Who are famous alumni from Augusta Preparatory Day School?
Augusta Preparatory Day School famous alumni include: Larry Mize '76.
What sports does Augusta Preparatory Day School offer?
Augusta Preparatory Day School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Augusta Preparatory Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.
What is Augusta Preparatory Day School's ranking?
Augusta Preparatory Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Highest average SAT score, Highest average ACT score, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Augusta Preparatory Day School?
The application deadline for Augusta Preparatory Day School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Augusta Prep is a wonderful place for our family. It really does not compare to other schools because it is a step above other schools in this area. It definitely is a prestigious institution. My son came here in middle school, and I have wished every day since that he had come through the lower school as well. He is currently a sophomore, and I am thrilled that the teachers, as well as coaches, genuinely care about the students and their well-being. It has been such a wonderful experience for him academically and socially. There is NO other place that I would rather him be at than Augusta Prep! I am so appreciative of the faculty there as well. They are concerned about the students and are willing to help them in any way possible. The academic rigor is challenging, and it is so nice to see the various classes offered no matter what your child is interested in. If you have not checked out Augusta Prep yet, I encourage you to make it a priority. You'll be so glad you did, no matter what age your child is!
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We simply love Prep. Our experience continues to be one in which we are constantly impressed by the care for and investment in our children. Our oldest recently shared that, while she was excited for summer, she would miss the "8-hour play date..." she has every day at school. I wish every child could feel this way about school and experience the love of learning all 3 of our children have developed thanks to Prep!
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This is clearly the top school in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA). The teachers both challenge and care for their students. While much is expected of students academically, they are well-rounded with meaningful opportunities for involvement in the arts, athletics, student leadership and more. Prep is worth the investment, though it also offers attractive financial aid for eligible families.
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As a graduate and current parent of two APDS students, I am consistently reminded of all the wonderful reasons our family continues to choose Prep. If you are considering Prep for your family, please reach out to the admissions office and connect with current families. My children have blossomed as a result of the positive environment in the lower school. As a busy mom, I appreciate the easily accessible conservatory, science and sports extracurricular activities offered after daily instruction.
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My son has been going here since we moved to Augusta 3 years ago. He has attended pre-school for two years with both Ms. Morgan and Mrs. Freeman, and is now in pre-K with Mrs. Brown. All of the teachers we have met have been so caring, and my son just loves it here! He happily bounces from the car into the school each morning - I couldn't ask for a better result in school selection. I know my son is happy, and safe. The class sizes are just right, and they do lots of fun art activities, singing, and field trips through the year - and of course, lots of time for playing too! I look forward to my daughter turning 3, so she can join the pre-school here.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 405 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $20,025
  • Average class size: 7 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Augusta, GA is $9,808 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Augusta, GA is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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