Porter Academy

  • The Porter School specializes in teaching students with anxiety, ADHD, and mild to moderate learning differences who have not been successful in larger, more traditional classroom settings.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Georgia Private School Accreditation Council (GAPSAC)
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedAnxiety, ADHD, Processing, LD, Social Struggles
Year Founded2000

Student Body

Total Students62 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
38%
State avg.: 22%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
98%
Average Class Size11 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$20,476
Tuition NotesTuition includes small class sizes, OG or Wilson, small group speech therapy, OT, and Music Therapy
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBarbara Richard

School Notes

  • The Porter School is able to meet the needs of students with various learning styles by using a language-rich and multi-sensorylearning program. Our program addresses the needs of the whole child, enabling our students to reach their full potential.
  • Reading and Math are taught in small groups of 3-6, while other subjects are taught to larger groups of 10-12
  • Our student planner system encourages organization, responsibility and constant parental communication
  • Our reward system focuses on positive reinforcement, teamwork and building self-esteem
  • Citizenship education emphasizes core values including kindness,positive communication and respect for people and property

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
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My son has several learning difficulties, along with ADHD and Apraxia, and after just a month at Porter, all the difference in the world has been made with his self esteem and confidence. He is also not on any ADHD medication for the first time and has no problem focusing. His behavior has been amazing, and he has made several friends. This is an amazing school!!!!
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Porter Academy was recommended to us by our grandson's psychiatrist when we decided not to have him In the public school system due to a severe learning disability. That was over a year ago and it was the best decision we could have made. He is thriving and happy.
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Porter Academy is an amazing school! WE had a tough time trying to find the right school for our son. We tried secular private and public school, and Porter was finally the perfect fit. They have taught our son how to address his learning differences and use that moving forward. The staff is fantastic and highly recommend this school!
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I absolutely love Porter for my son. Public school failed us and Porter met our needs. I’m so very grateful. The teachers are amazing with all the children. Therapy is amazing! I saw results within a few weeks.
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My child has been at Porter for several years and I cannot imagine him being anywhere else. The love and support that he receives from all the staff and teachers is what I wish that I had growing up. My son is happy there and is progressed as he progresses. He has made huge gains since starting there years ago. They have many resources on site to help different challenges that the high functioning student body presents with. The children are taught responsibility and the internal reward systems work well. I have seen many students that started there failing at other institutions that succeed happily and peacefully at Porter. The smaller size is ideal for any student and most especially a student who has a learning difference or challenge. Porter is a bit of a best kept secret! SO happy that we landed at Porter.
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After struggling greatly at a public school (with IEP support), both socially and academically, our daughter is finally thriving at Porter Academy. The small class sizes, developmental homerooms and OT/speech support have helped her to find success at school. She is now understood and encouraged every day.
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After terrible experiences in public and private schools, my son was finally understood and appreciated at Porter. He loves school and we have seen more social and academic progress than ever before.
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The average private school tuition in Georgia is $9,149 for elementary schools and $11,787 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Georgia is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).