Pinecrest Academy Inc

Pinecrest Academy is a private, Pre-K through 12, college preparatory Catholic school, located in Cumming, GA. We provide an atmosphere of academic rigor and critical thinking, while offering Christ-centered personalized attention to students.
Pinecrest implements the philosophy of Integral Formation, developing the human, intellectual, spiritual and apostolic dimensions of the whole child.
Pinecrest is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, the only PreK-12 school in the State of Georgia to receive the 2014 award.
We are a Cardinal Newman Society Catholic School of Excellence and part of the RC Education family of schools.
We maintain a one hundred percent high school graduation rate, and the Class of 2020 received over $11 million in scholarship awards.
Our Lower School consists of class sizes of 20 or less, allowing for more teacher-child interaction.
Middle and High School students dedicate at least 10 hours per year to service projects, as part of our mission to develop Christian leaders who will transform society.
Pinecrest is located at 955 Peachtree Parkway in Cumming, serving Forsyth County, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Duluth, Milton, and other North Atlanta areas.
To learn more, visit or call (770) 888-4477.  Schedule a tour:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia, ADHD, anxiety
Year Founded1993
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students449 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Pinecrest Academy Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses16 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesArt History, Biology, Calculus AP, Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature & Composition, European History, Government, Latin: Vergil, Macro Economics, Micro Economics, Physics B, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statics, Studio Art 2-D Design, Studio Art 3-D Design, Studio Art Drawing and Painting, US History, World History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Grade specific uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,500
Tuition NotesPre-K (½ Day - 5 HALF days): $9,500 Pre-K (Full day - 5 FULL days): $10,555 Kindergarten - 5th Grades: $15,170 Middle School (6th-8th Grades): $17,085 High School (9th-12th Grades): $19,115
Admissions DirectorMelissa McWaters
Admissions AssociateMargaret Frain


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.34 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Art Club, Book Club, Challenge Club, Chess Club, Conquest Club, Culture Appreciation Society, Cycling Club, Debate Club, Drug Awareness Club, Film Club, Gaming Club, Interact Club, Math Club, Mission Club, National English Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Honors Society, National Latin Honor Society, National Math Honor Society, National Science Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Prom Committee, Public Speaking, Recycling Club, Spirit Club, Student Senate

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Choir, Drumline, International Theatre Honors Society, International Thespian Society

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Recreational Basketball, Recreational Soccer

School Notes

  • Pinecrest Academy is a private, Pre-K through 12, college preparatory Catholic school. We provide an atmosphere of academic rigor and critical thinking, while offering personalized attention in a Christ-centered environment of faith and reason. We prepare students to become committed Christian leaders, eager to transform a global society. Following the educational philosophy of the Legionaries of Christ, we implement Integral Formation to develop the intellectual, human, spiritual, and apostolic dimensions of the whole child. We challenge students to identify and use their gifts in service to others. Recognizing the parent as the primary educator of the child, our mission embraces the entire family. We provide a safe, moral, and spiritual environment which leads to positive peer groups and joyful, caring, confident students. 
  • Pinecrest Academy has been designated a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, the only PreK-12 in the State of Georgia to receive this honor. The school has been recognized as a School of Excellence by the Cardinal Newman Society Catholic School Honor Roll since 2007. Pinecrest Academy is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). We are also affiliated with the following associations: Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), and National Consultants for Education (NCE). 

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
Pinecrest Academy has given our 9th grade daughter a wonderful education since Kindergarten. She has received and excellent education and formation over the years. She has grown in her confidence as a person and in her abilities and talents. Pinecrest gives all the students many opportunities to grow into the person they are called to be. The extra sacrifice in tuition is well worth it.
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I attended Pinecrest Academy from 2009 to 2014 and I highly recommend the school! The education was highly instructive and prepared me well for my college years! The teachers are fantastic and truly care about and know their students. The entire environment is very family oriented and loving. For a smaller school, there are many after-school clubs and sports available! Overall, I'm very glad I came to Pinecrest and I wouldn't choose any other school to have attended for high school!
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My son started Pinecrest in 7th grade, and it has been a wonderful experience for our family. He absolutely loves Pinecrest and is thriving. He has met some great friends. I have gotten to know other Pinecrest families, and it's a wonderful group. The dyslexia program has helped my son. He told me the teachers teach the way he learns. I highly recommend Pinecrest Academy.
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We came to Pinecrest after being thoroughly disappointed with another private school in the area. We were welcomed with open arms and found that Pinecrest provided us with everything we wanted. If you're seeking a loving environment, strong academics, enriching extracurricular activities, and a great sports program, you've found your home at Pinecrest.
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We have had two kids in the school since Kindergarten and now one has graduated and the other is a junior. If you are looking for a good Catholic education with great academics and a wonderful opportunity to form your kids to be wonderful look no further. We would give more stars if it was available to us as a choice here.
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