Paideia School

The Paideia School was founded in 1971 by parents who wanted an individualized, creative, and intellectually challenging education for their children.
The Paideia School serves families with children ages three through eighteen.
It conveys the concept of a child's total education: intellectual, artistic, and social.
Paideia's philosophy is based on the belief that schools can be informal and individualized, yet still educate well.
We believe that a quality education acknowledges the innate curiosity of children and their desire to understand and master their environment.
Because children have different interests and learning styles, and because they progress at different rates, we take considerable care to tailor our program to the talents and needs of each child.
We think that our concern for intellectual achievement and discipline is compatible with personal consideration of needs of each child and with an informal school environment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1971

Student Body

Total Students1,014 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Paideia School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers114 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
74%
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Advanced Coursesbiology, calculus AB, calculus BC, chemistry, European history, music theory, physics, psychology, statistics, U.S. history
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 27
Yearly Tuition Cost$19,200
% on Financial Aid
14%
Average Financial Aid Grant$15,314
Admissions DirectorCaroline Quillian Stubbs
Admissions AssociateLiz DeSimone

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Winter Track
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