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 (2021-22)

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

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1958
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2004

Student Body

Total Students
1,120 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade
Pace Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
176 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
77%
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
24 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Comparative Government and Politics, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, Engligh Language and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, French Language and Culture, Latin, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, US History, World History
Average ACT score
30
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

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
13%
Admissions Director
Jennifer McGurn
Admissions Associate
Heather Bernes (Middle School)

Sports

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 1,110 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. 
Profile last updated: 09/14/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

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

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