Established in 1973 and located on more than 40 wooded acres in Roswell, Ga., High Meadows School is an independent, International Baccalaureate (IB) school focused on progressive education for students age three through eighth grade.
As a member of the acclaimed IB Programme, High Meadows teaches children to meet the challenges of the future with an inquiry-based, integrated curriculum that inspires students to think critically, learn creatively, act globally and live compassionately.
High Meadows is a school fully committed to the principles of progressive education, guiding and empowering our students to develop intrinsic motivation, take ownership of their learning, and learn to become confident self advocates.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 351 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 9 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

High Meadows School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
351 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
High Meadows School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
18 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 9 / rolling
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Laura Nicholson

Sports

Total Sports Offered
2 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Debate

Arts and Music Programs:
Music

School Notes

  • High Meadows is a private, non-profit, co-educational, independent, and non-sectarian day school in Roswell, Georgia serving three years of age through eighth grade. Since 1973, our school has inspired children to think critically, learn creatively, act globally and live compassionately. As a member of the acclaimed International Baccalaureate Programme, High Meadows is committed to ensuring that our students meet the challenges of the future.
  •  - We passionately believe in our Mission & Guiding Principles, making certain that they are reflected in our teachings in and outside the classroom.
  • - We have a distinctive environment where children explore, inquire, learn, and become positive contributors to society. Our environment is a combination of many elements: the people, campus, use of space and, of course, our child-centered approach. We are much more than a school-we are a community.  Parents are encouraged to be actively involved. And, High Meadows faculty take full advantage of our more than 40 acres of meadow and woodlands, using nature as an extension of the classroom.
  • - The co-teaching model is used in Preschool through Fifth Grade. Two teachers work together to serve their entire class of students. This method offers numerous academic and personal growth benefits to our students.  
  • - Emphasis, a period of time when the entire High Meadows community studies a single subject, is a highlight of the academic year. Process, not product, is the key component to Emphasis.  
  • - Our authentic assessment methods give teachers, students, and parents common points of reference to guide continued progress-both on an individual and a whole-class basis. This information is noted and shared with parents in both formal and informal methods.
  • - We are accredited and have many affiliations. The Anti-Defamation League recognizes High Meadows as a No Place for Hate school and we have been recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence as well as many recognitions for our environmental sustainability efforts.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of High Meadows School?

The acceptance rate of High Meadows School is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. High Meadows School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Georgia with low acceptance rates.

Does High Meadows School offer a summer program?

Yes, High Meadows School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.

What sports does High Meadows School offer?

High Meadows School offers 2 interscholastic sports: Basketball and Cross Country.

What is High Meadows School's ranking?

High Meadows School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees and Largest student body.

When is the application deadline for High Meadows School?

The application deadline for High Meadows School is Feb. 9 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 9 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
High Meadows certainly knows what is best for children and the education my child has received does not compare to any other school. Their child-centered approach to education is amazing. My son has thrived here, the teachers are top notch and I could not imagine a better school. We are lucky to have a school like this in our city.
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5  
Wonderful school where my children are thriving! This progressive school truly knows how to engage my children on every academic level, while allowing them to climb trees and taking in the amazing world around them.
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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 351 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 9 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Roswell, GA is $17,901 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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