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, non-sectarian school for students Age 3 - 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.

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

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1960

Student Body

Total Students444 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Augusta Preparatory Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAdvanced 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 score1340
Average ACT score28
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,275
% on Financial Aid
Admissions AssociateDoreen Layug
Endowment Size$6 million


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,


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

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Music Conservatory

School Notes

  • Augusta Prep offers a superior college preparatory program, through small class sizes, a strong curriculum and a scholarly and engaged faculty. We strive to teach children how to think, not what to think.
  • When academic challenge, support, and opportunity come together within a nurturing school community to contribute to stories of happy, successful, well-rounded students-that is the AP Story.
  • We are pleased that as our area's only nonsectarian independent school 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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Augusta
    Grades: PK-12 | 575 students
    2.6 miles
    313 Baston Road
    Augusta, GA 30907
    (706) 863-2905
    2.6 PK-12
  • Augusta
    Grades: NS-12 | 392 students
    7.7 miles
    1326 Broad Street
    Augusta, GA 30901
    (706) 828-6624
    7.7 NS-12
  • Augusta
    Grades: NS-8 | 357 students
    5.6 miles
    2248 Walton Way
    Augusta, GA 30904
    (706) 733-1192
    5.6 NS-8
  • Augusta
    Grades: PK-8 | 79 students
    8.3 miles
    811 Telfair Street
    Augusta, GA 30901
    (706) 722-9964
    8.3 PK-8
  • Augusta
    Heritage Academy
    Heritage Academy Photo - Heritage Academy (HA) is an independent Christian school offering a quality Christ-centered education in a multi-ethnic, multi-racial, multi-economic community, empowering students to become a positive influence for Christ.
    Grades: K-8 | 259 students
    9 miles
    333 Greene St
    Augusta, GA 30901
    (706) 821-0034
    9 K-8

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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