Pace Academy

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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,760
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Pace Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

Sports offered
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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
1,120 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 28%
Students by Grade
Pace Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
136 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
23 courses
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Engligh Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Statistics, US History, World History
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$28,460 for grades Pre-First-five; $32,760 for grades six-12
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Jennifer McGurn
Admissions Associate
Heather Bernes (Middle School)



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
29 extracurriculars
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 1,110 students in grades Pre-First through 12. The average Upper School class size is 13, and the average whole-school student teacher ratio is 9:1. The faculty averages 16 years of teaching experience, nine years at Pace. Pace was one of Atlanta's first schools to integrate community engagement into the curriculum and make it a graduation requirement. In 2014, Pace Academy launched the Isdell Center for Global Leadership (ICGL), which provides a global education for every graduate.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pace Academy cost?
Pace Academy's tuition is approximately $32,760 for private students.
What sports does Pace Academy offer?
Pace Academy offers 19 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Diving, Equestrian, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and Wrestling. Pace Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.
What is Pace Academy's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Pace Academy?
The application deadline for Pace Academy is Feb. 1.
In what neighborhood is Pace Academy located?
Pace Academy is located in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, GA. There are 14 other private schools located in Buckhead.

School Calendar

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Last day of school
May 24, 2024 (Friday)
No School: Fall Break
October 14, 2024 (Monday)
No School: Fall Break
October 15, 2024 (Tuesday)
No School: Spring Break
February 28, 2025 (Friday)
No School: Spring Break
March 03, 2025 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 1,120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $32,760
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 1
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Atlanta, GA is $17,432 for elementary schools and $21,239 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Atlanta, GA is 74% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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