Praise Academy

5.00 5 1 (37 reviews)
Tel: (770)943-2484
4052 Hiram Lithia Springs Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
  • Praise Academy is a private Christian school serving metro Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Praise Academy is accredited by SACS and ACSI. Praise Academy provides an education that inspires Love, Life, and Learning ... At Praise Academy, we partner with the family by teaching children how to love God and others, how to live for God, and how to think with a biblical worldview.
  • Praise Academy prepares students for today, tomorrow, and eternity.  Our philosophy is Christ, Self-worth, Academics.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Christian Schools International (CSI)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationMethodist
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students343 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by GradePraise Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size24 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniform dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$5,610
Tuition NotesYearly Tuition: K3-4 (Half day) $3623; K3-4 (Full day) $5144; K5 $5172; Grades 1-3 $5610; Grades 4-6 $5843; Grades 7-12 $6428; Multi-Child Discounts Available
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJoe White
Admissions AssociateShelly Franks


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Riflery, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club, Praise Band (Middle & High School)

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Elementary Flag Football, Intramural Elementary Socce

School Notes

Why consider Praise Academy "Our children ... God's greatest gift to the family"

We partner with Christian families by providing the very best in Christian education: Christ First, Self-worth, Academics.

Children are trained to
think and live biblically.

Our environment is one of caring and loving by the faculty, staff, and students ... a family atmosphere.

Praise Academy is fully accredited by
the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

A proven track record -- Praise Academy is celebrating 30 years of making disciples for Christ and His Kingdom.

Location: Praise Academy serves the metro-Atlanta and the tri-county area: Cobb, Paulding, and Douglas County.

Stability: Our administration has over 50 years of combined experience in Christian education. Governance is by an experienced school board.

Praise Academy offers a wide range of exceptional opportunities for cultural, athletic, and community service involvement.

Size: At over 370 students in K-3 through 12th Grade, we are large enough to incorporate many co-curricular activities and small enough to keep the family environment.

Curriculum is regularly reviewed, meticulously evaluated, and consistently improved to reflect "best practices" in education.

Athletic program offers both competitive and a model of sportsmanship.

Praise Academy offers the most competitive tuition rate among accredited schools in the metro-Atlanta area. See the tuition compaison chart under Tuition and Fees section.

  • VISION STATEMENT: Growing Disciples to make Disciples through Christian Education.
    • MISSION STATEMENT: Partnering with Christian families to provide a Christ centered educational system where students can achieve academic excellence, a life long commitment to Christ, and a passion for success.
    • PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT: Christ First, Self-Worth, Academics
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (37 reviews)
5  3/16/2017
My 2 sons love it here. They have found good friends and even better teachers. The teachers care about the spiritual life of each child. They are not about simply enforcing rules, rather they teach the children why we need to follow certain rules. They also pray with the students and focus on the root of behaviors. They are concerned with the heart of the students. I love how they have cared for my children.
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5  3/16/2017
Praise Academy is a Christian school like no other in the area. Our children attend/attended Praise from 1st grade to 12th. We love the facility and staff. The Christian atmosphere and bible integration in the classes is amazing. I feel truly blessed to have the "family" at Praise looking out for my children while they attend/attended there and receive an excellent academic education. It is also a very affordable option to those families that want a Christian education but may not have a large financial means.
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5  3/16/2017
Praise Academy has been a blessing to both our children and to our family. There is no pretense here, just caring educators who love the children and solid education, with the love of Christ as the overall basis. It is a family atmosphere and my kids have enjoyed many of the sports and extracurricular activities. It is a small school and it is growing. We are grateful to have found Praise and our kids are thriving.
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5  3/16/2017
We have watched our son grow exponentially @ Praise. He has always been academically bright but we wanted him to be attend a Christian School where he would continually be challenged, taught the value of displaying excellence in Christ, and mature in God's word. We absolutely Love the Front Office Staff @ Praise. From Day 1 they have always been so very kind and accommodating. I enjoy hearing the kind & warm voice of the Receptionist when she answers the phone - she says, "It's a Great Day at Praise." Her spirit which transcends through her voice just puts you at ease. Mr. and Mrs. White, their Co-school Administrators, are absolutely wonderful as well and they seem to show nothing but genuine kindness at all times. We also Love the consistent communication w/parents - We are very, very informed and kept in the loop. There are a wide, wide variety of Extra-Curricular activities, as well - our 'Big Guy' loves the Drama & Chorus Club and looks forward to being in their Robotics Club which, by the way Won First Place in the National Competition this year 2016/2017. Go Praise!!! We LOVE how the school promotes and follows through w/teaching to the whole child - mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. In promoting Excellence, we always see evidence of them linking God's word to everything they do and likewise encourage the same in parents and the students. We also love how the On-line Academic Communicator that they use called RenWeb helps us to stay in the loop regarding students daily grades and progress, etc; It has really helped us to monitor his progress and know any areas he's doing well in or needs to improve in ahead of time. We believe God has specifically placed him here during this season as a vital thread to his development and since we trust Him fully, we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that He wouldn't steer us wrong!!! For I know the plans I have for you....... Jeremiah 29:11.
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5  5/17/2016
If you''re looking for an "elite" private school education with a perfect faculty/staff then don't come to Praise Academy. If you are looking for a Christ-centered, Biblical worldview education and want to partner with the faculty/staff to educate your child(ren) then Praise is exactly where you should be. This will be our 7th year and we couldn't be happier. My oldest graduated with high honors and continues to excel in a state university. My youngest who is in high school is excelling & thriving at Praise as well. Although academics are important, the main reason we were drawn to and remain at Praise is that they make every effort to abide by their philosophy "Christ first, Self-Worth, Academics". It is a blessing to have a faculty/staff that care about my children's spiritual growth above academics & athletics. We couldn't ask for a better, more well-rounded education for our children! Grateful to God for Praise!!
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5  5/17/2016
My son has attended Praise Academy since the 6th grade. He is currently in the 11th grade. Coming from a military enviroment my son could not adjust to the nonstructure of public school. The first time meeting the staff, I was so impress by the genuine care for the children at Praise. They also accommodate each childs need. One day I couldn't help my son with a homework Algbra problem,without hesitation, he told me he will ask Mrs White to help...She is the Principal whom i know is busy, but my son knew if he needed her she would help him..THATS Praise Academy
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5  5/17/2016
Genuine Christian values with a good measure of common sense. Consistency is important - no pretense, just solid education that prepares for life's next phase, with the love of Christ as the backbone. Parents may volunteer as much as they''d like - I have access to "behind the scenes" daily life at Praise and I wouldn't have my kids anywhere else. The HIDDEN JEWEL i n the Atlanta/ West Metro area. We''re thankful to have found Praise Academy!
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5  5/17/2016
What a blessing it has been to be a part of the Praise Academy family for the past 7 years . I have story after story of how God has blessed our family while at Praise. We have had 2 children graduate from Praise and one more that is a freshman. We have been in public school before and our children have told us how thankful they are that Lord allowed them the opportunity to be a part of Praise. I can't say enough great things about the school and the Christ centered environment. Mr. & Mrs. White really love the students and strive to always put Christ first.
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5  5/13/2016
What Makes Praise Academy Different? Best described by a parent attending chapel today ... Dear Mr. White: I wanted to drop you and Mrs. White a line to let you know that I attended my first Chapel at Praise Academy this morning and it was such a wonderful experience. To see the children praising the Lord in their own way some sang (my daughter did), some played the piano, and one showed a piece of art was amazing. The feel in the Chapel was of complete love for each other and for Jesus. I want to express to you both that I am so very proud that my daughter attends Praise Academy. It was wonderful to see the support from the children in the audience for the children that were in the front of the Chapel that was amazing. I looked at the high school students when the younger children were singing and they were smiling at them and mouthing the words to the songs along with them that was awesome! I realize this is something that you must experience at your school on an everyday basis, but I wanted to let you know that as a parent, it brought tears to my eyes to see and feel the love this morning in Chapel. Thank you both so much for everything you do! Sincerely, Linda Mosley (Michaela Mosley's mom) (Michaela is in 3rd Grade)
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5  5/12/2016
This is my daughter's first year at Praise. Just last night she told me she loves her school. Her comment alone is priceless. I am excited to watch her grow spiritually and academically. I thank God for bringing Praise Academy into our lives.
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5  7/24/2015
We''re here by the Grace of God. Being new to GA, we almost chose a different private school. This truly is an awesome experience for my family. The teachers are fair yet they challenge and push the students to their learning potentials. We''re so pleased with every aspect of this institution.
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5  7/24/2015
Praise Academy is a school that has pushed my children academically with teachers that care. My children have been able to pursue a well-rounded education that includes college-prep academics while being exposed to community outreach, clubs that enhance their critical thinking skills, and various sports.
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5  7/24/2015
Praise is a great school!! Christ center with lots of extra curricular activities. Faculty and staff love the children. Small class sizes and great communication.
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5  7/24/2015
This is my sons first year at Praise Academy. We came to this school after pulling my son out of kindergarten at public school due to many conflicts of interest and lack of education. My son is in the kindergarten class and we absolutely love it! My son brings home all of his school work weekly so I can see that he is being challenged, and he has excelled in his reading and writing abilities in a very short amount of time! We are thrilled we discovered Praise Academy!
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5  7/24/2015
Praising God that we found Praise Academy. This is our 2nd year and we''re thrilled to be apart of this loving family oriented organization. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL!!!
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5  7/24/2015
We are truly blessed to be at Praise Academy. The administration is excellent! Christ first, self-worth, academics. Consistent contact from teachers and administration; Spiritually and academically solid environment. A large variety of extra-curricular activities, spiritual growth opportunities and programs for parents as well.
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5  7/24/2015
We have been at Praise Christian Academy for two years now and are very happy! It is obvious that the administration and staff have a heart for the students. We feel confident that our children are in an environment where the school has partnered with us (the parents) to provide the best education possible with a Christian worldview. Our children participate in numerous athletic and extracurricular activities. We are thankful that God has brought us to Praise.
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5  7/24/2015
My child is new to Praise Academy as a Senior. We were very nervous to move him 2500 miles his senior year, but the staff and student body have been amazing in making him feel like he belongs from the day he started. The teachers are very welcoming and concerned with him not just as a student but as a person and we do appreciate how they have brought him into their family like he has always been there. Thank you Praise for being a blessing to our family.
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5  7/24/2015
My daughter started K3 this year at Praise. She loves school and ALL of the teachers that are around her. She will go up and hug teachers that are not even hers. She has come out of her shell in the last three weeks and I am beyond thankful. God led me to Praise for a very important reason, and He is continuing to show me that I was not the only one He led to Praise. This is an amazing school with a wonderful staff. My goal is to have my daughter walk across that stage and receive a diploma from Praise Academy.
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5  7/24/2015
The faculty, staff, and administration at Praise Academy are what really set this school apart from any others we are familiar with. Although the academics are extremely respectable (and continue raising the bar every year) the knowledge that our children are in an environment where they are not only ''lectured'' about a Biblical perspective but also learn this worldview by observing all of the actions of the school employees gives me a peace in knowing that we made the right decision.
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5  5/30/2015
The administrators at Praise are amazing! The students are their top priority. We have attended other Christian schools, but Praise stands out as the best! You will not find a school like this one. Christ is first at Praise and you can see what a difference that makes. Let me just say that we have the best administrators in the world here at Praise! Also, academics are very important. The school offers honors classes and they have a National Honor Society as well. There are many extracurricular activities available. I am so thankful for the teachers. They genuinely care about the students.
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5  5/30/2015
It's an awesome school. Both kids love it (we have completed two years). They are worked hard but I know the teachers love every one of them. I have seen them interact with the kids, you can't fake that. I drop them off with peace in my heart they are in good hands.
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5  5/21/2015
I would just like to take a moment to say thank you to Praise Academy. To all administration, teachers, staff, coaches, volunteers. This was our very first year at Praise. Words cannot express what a great year we have had. You have welcomed our son with open arms and he has fit right it like he's been here for years. So grateful to call you all family. This morning I had big tears during the sports recognition ceremony because I know the years fly by and one day our son (today, a 6th grader) will be one of the seniors leaving, but the tears came because I always see the great bond the students have with one another...I see this each week during lunch break, and it is a priceless gift. I want to say a special thanks to Mrs. Shelly Franks for all her hard work & dedication to the Athletic Dept. This is a huge blessing to us. We feel it wouldn't be where it is without Shelly--thank you!! It's a joy to be at Praise! Thank each of you for all you do and it's an honor to serve along side of you. Looking forward to another great year.
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5  5/21/2015
My two children have attended Praise Academy for 3 years and both have grown in so many ways. The teachers and administration are so caring and truly take an interest in every child. Academics are top notch and the variety of sports and extracurricular activities are astounding. Every child can find a place to share and grow their gifts whether they be academic, athletic, artistic or other. The school motto of "Christ, Self-Worth, Academics" is on display in everything they do.
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5  5/21/2015
Absolutely wonderful! We are so happy that we chose to put our kids in Praise Academy. The teachers care about them, and they want them to be the best that they can be. I know that from the classroom to the field or courts they are cared for and held to a high standard of excellence. I would highly recommend Praise Academy to any one who is looking for a good Christian School.
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5  5/21/2015
I am beyond pleased with Praise Academy, they truly exceeded my expectations. Not only do I feel that my son is getting a very solid education, but he is being taught things like accountability, making good choices, learning to celebrate well-earned successes and that working hard does pay off. I believe the teachers truly love their jobs and love these kids and it is such a pleasure watching Mrs. White interact with the kids, she just adores them. You will not find a better school than Praise Academy!
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5  5/21/2015
Praise has been a wonderful experience for us this year. We are grateful for all the teachers and administrators, coaches and parent volunteers.
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5  5/21/2015
We have just completed our 13th year with Praise Academy and my wife and I commend this school to your family whole heartedly. Praise Academy offers excellent academics, college preparatory level, and retains an atmosphere of Christian family...this staff personifies the call of excellence in all things to the glory of Christ! Dr. Keith Stell, father of an awesome and amazing Junior!
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5  5/21/2015
My Step-daughter attended Praise from Kindergarten through 12th grade (graduated 2013) and my daughter has also attended since Kindergarten and is currently in the 7th grade. I could not imagine sending my children to a different school, the teachers and faculty are the best!!
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5  5/21/2015
We have been very pleased with Praise Academy. Our daughter has thrived and become an amazing student. The staff is always willing to go the extra mile for their students.
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5  5/21/2015
My first child will be graduating from Praise Academy in a few days and I am experiencing the whole range of emotions about that situation, but one thing I can state unequivocally is that during his 12 years of attendance at this school he has never felt more loved (mom and dad excluded!) than he has at this school. This faculty/staff/administration has made it apparent that one of their first priorities is loving these students, and loving to lead these students to Christ. We feel a great peace as our first 'college student' heads out in to this world, as we know that he has a sound foundation which has been encouraged by his teachers all the way from the first grade! Thank you Praise Academy, you have been a blessing in our lives.
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5  8/2/2013
We are going on our 3rd year at Praise and are extremely satisfied with the curriculum, staff and their core values. We have seen a complete turn around with our son and attribute it to the teachers and administrators. Great school!
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5  7/22/2013
Praise Academy provides quality education to students and are accredited by SACS and ASCI. The teachers are very dedicated to their students and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in education. My son loves this school and his teachers. Praise Academy also provides extracurricular activities i.e. basketball, baseball, soccer, Robotics Club, Chess Club, and Art Club.
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5  7/12/2013
This was our sons first year of school and we wanted him to feel safe and be in a great learning environment. We found Praise and Mrs. Jackie. I am very much pleased with our choice.
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5  7/12/2013
My son is going up into 5th grade and in all his years up until now he was always B/C student. This past year we saw a dramatic change. At first we thought it might prove more challenging as the curriculum was going to be different then what he was used to in public school. Tis not to suggest that the public school system curriculum is inferior but between the amazing teacher (Mrs Runyun) and the amount of communication from the school staff) he was an A/B honor roll student! It was the best decision we have made and have since enrolled our other child with Praise. Check this school out, they have so much to offer both spiritually and academically. The icing on the cake is that they promote Financial Peace, which is financial education that my family has employed. To know that children are leaving with both a solid education AND understanding fiscal responsibility is simply fantastic. Highly recommended!
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5  7/12/2013
Praise is a wonderful school where the staff really care about the students.
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5  7/12/2013
Excellent school, great staff, amazing admin staff, family atmosphere, current academics, always making improvements to the school due to student growth, many different extracurricular activities for all ages of students (not just middle & high), after my own research truly the best! "God first, and the rest will follow" Ms. Georgia
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