Pace Academy

966 W. Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, GA 30327
Tel: (404)262-1345
  • In 1958, an interfaith group of community leaders envisioned a stimulating learning environment open to fresh ideas and debate. From their vision, Pace Academy was born.
  • We`d like to think that our school community today is exactly what our founders had in mind. With 1,115 students in Pre-First through 12th grade and a 9:1 student-teacher ratio, Pace focuses on developing each child`s passions and strengths through academics, athletics and the arts.
  • But we also understand that education today is more complicated than the three As; it`s about providing global perspectives in the classroom and an integrated experience before and after the bell rings. That`s why we emphasize Judeo-Christian values and why building character is at the heart of everything we do.
  • Pace students, guided by our outstanding faculty and staff, develop a deep understanding of the world and the people around them through initiatives such as our Isdell Center for Global Leadership.
  • Our graduates want to be successful, and they realize that true success means making a positive difference. Because of our founders` ability to THINK BIG, we now create prepared, confident citizens of the world who do the same.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded1958
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students1107 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
21%
State avg.: 25%
Students by GradePace Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers156 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses26 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1282
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,180
Tuition Notes$22,720-$26,180
% on Financial Aid
12%
Admissions DirectorJennifer McGurn
Admissions AssociateFe Patriciu (Middle School)

Sports

Total Sports Offered19 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DivingEquestrian,
FootballGolf,
GymnasticsLacrosse,
Mountain BikingSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Wrestling

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Cum Laude Society, Debate Team, Diversity Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Green Team, High Q Team, International Student Alliance, Investment Club, Jewish Student Union, Junior Classical League, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Middle School Clubs, Model UN, National Honor Society, Peer Leadership, Pep Band, Pep Club, Robotics Team, Service Learning, Social Entrepreneurship, Spanish Club, Student Advisory Board, Student Council, Women Mentoring Women, Young Life

Arts and Music Programs:
Theatre, Vocal Ensembles

School Notes

  • Founded in 1958, Pace Academy, educates 1,115 students in grades Pre-First through 12. The average Upper School class size is 12, and the average whole-school student teacher ratio is 9:1. The faculty averages 17 years of teaching experience, 10 years at Pace. Pace was one of Atlanta's first schools to integrate service into the curriculum and make it a graduation requirement. Last year, seniors averaged 90 hours of community service during their time high school years. 87 percent of Middle and Upper School students participate in at least one of Pace Academy's 67 athletic teams, and the Knights brought home two state team titles in 2016. In the 2016 National WordMasters competition, the fifth grade placed first in the nation. The year-long competition consisted of more than 750 teams at each grade level. In 2014, Pace Academy launched the Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL), which provides a global education for every graduate. This past year, 214 Lower, Middle, and Upper School students and 41 faculty advisors traveled on 16 international and domestic ICGL study tours.
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