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 1,105 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 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 1107 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade Pace Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 156 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 24 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1282
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Yearly Tuition Cost $26,180
Tuition Notes $22,720-$26,180
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Jennifer McGurn
Admissions Associate Fe Patriciu (Middle School)


Total Sports Offered 19 sports
Sports Baseball, 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,
Mountain BikingSoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


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

School Notes

  • Founded in 1958, Pace Academy, educates 1,105 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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