High Meadows School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1973
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Student Body

Total Students366 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade High Meadows School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorLaura Nicholson


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
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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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marietta
    Grades: NS-8
    2.4 miles
    1772 Johnson Ferry Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770) 971-1880
    2.4 NS-8
  • Marietta
    Grades: PK-12 | 643 students
    3.9 miles
    4385 Lower Roswell Road
    Marietta, GA 30068
    (770) 971-0245
    3.9 PK-12
  • Marietta
    Grades: NS-1 | 58 students
    5.6 miles
    2502 East Piedmont Road
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770) 509-1775
    5.6 NS-1
  • Marietta
    Grades: NS-12 | 889 students
    8.8 miles
    700 Cobb Parkway N
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770) 427-2689
    8.8 NS-12
  • Roswell
    The Cottage School
    The Cottage School Photo - The Cottage School sits on 23 beautiful acres of land on the Chattahoochee River corridor in Roswell, Georgia. The "cottages" are spread over the property and house our classrooms and offices in a peaceful nature setting.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 4-12 | 257 students
    2.8 miles
    700 Grimes Bridge Road
    Roswell, GA 30075
    (770) 641-8688
    2.8 4-12

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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