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:

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 449 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Upcoming Events and News

  • Profile of a Pinecrest Academy Graduate - 01/11/2022
    When families consider a school for their children - probably one of the most important decisions they will ever make - they naturally want to know the outcomes. What does ...moreour "product" look like? What are the fruits of a Catholic education at Pinecrest Academy? Why should one invest in a Pinecrest education?
    We help answer these questions with our "Profile of a Graduate." This document was assembled based on our mission, to form Christian leaders who will transform society, outcomes we`ve witnessed (beginning with our first graduating class of 2007), and our more than 27 years of providing a top-notch authentically Catholic education to families of all faiths.
  • House Resolution honors Pinecrest Academy football - 01/11/2022
    State Rep. Todd Jones visited Pinecrest Academy April 12 to present a copy of House Resolution 126, which commemorated the Paladins` 2020 football state championship, to the team and head ...morecoach Shawn Coury.The Paladins won the 2020 Georgia Association of Private & Parochial Schools Division II state championship, the program`s first state title, last fall. hide
  • At Pinecrest Academy, Catholic education is a mission - 01/11/2022
    Pinecrest`s mission is to form Christian leaders who will transform society. Our Core Values of Charity, Humility, Excellence, and Mission provide the framework for accomplishing this mission. Implementing the Integral ...moreFormation educational philosophy, we form the intellectual, human, spiritual and apostolic dimensions of the whole child. Recognizing the parent as the primary educator of the child, Pinecrest`s mission embraces the entire family. hide
  • Pinecrest Academy tops rankings among state’s Catholic high schools - 01/11/2022
    Pinecrest Academy, a private pre-K through 12th grade college preparatory school, was ranked the top Catholic high School in Georgia for 2022 by education website after a review of ...morekey statistics and reviews from students and parents. hide
  • Pinecrest Academy annual canned food drive brings in more than 13,318 items - 01/04/2022
    Students at Pinecrest Academy support the St. Joseph`s Food Pantry at St. Brendan Catholic Church each December with a schoolwide canned food drive. The local shelter helps almost 3,500 families ...moreeach year. This year`s canned food drive broke a school record, with contributions totaling 13,318 items. hide

Top Rankings

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

Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, ADHD, anxiety
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2014

Student Body

Total Students
449 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Pinecrest Academy Inc Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art 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 Code
Grade specific uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Pre-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 Director
Melissa McWaters
Admissions Associate
Margaret Frain



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
34 extracurriculars
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). 
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pinecrest Academy Inc cost?

Pinecrest Academy Inc's tuition is approximately $9,500 for private students.

What sports does Pinecrest Academy Inc offer?

Pinecrest Academy Inc offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Wrestling. Pinecrest Academy Inc is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for most sports offered.

What is Pinecrest Academy Inc's ranking?

Pinecrest Academy Inc ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Pinecrest Academy Inc?

The application deadline for Pinecrest Academy Inc is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
My Daughter recently started PC Academy & loves the school! She`s making friends, Involved in Tennis, and doing well in her classes. We are also very pleased with the Administration, Teachers, and PC Community! Wish we had discovered Pinecrest sooner!
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Pinecrest is an amazing place to raise your family. Not only does PA offer top-notch academics and extracurricular activities including sports and fine arts, but it is truly a school that forms your whole child. They will walk away with a strong sense of self both academically and spiritually. Pinecrest also has a very strong and loving community that will embrace your entire family. I highly recommend it!!!
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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.
- Posted by
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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 449 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,500
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Cumming, GA is $8,283 for elementary schools and $8,240 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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