Shallowford Presbyterian School

Currently serving toddlers through 6th grade (7th & 8th to be added in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years), Shallowford Presbyterian School provides a loving, safe environment in which each child feels special and important. We have a low sudent to teacher ratio and offer Spanish, Art, Music, Christian Education, Library and PE to our students weekly. Recess is every day! Our mission is to nurture the whole child by accepting uniqueness and developing an academic, spiritual, and social foundation. Accredited by AdvancED.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia, language-based, and mild learning differences
Year Founded1964

Student Body

Total Students202 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Shallowford Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size13 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Grade School Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 3 / Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,300
Tuition NotesPreschool classes begin at $1035 per year (9 month program), up to grade school tuition of $6300 per year (10 month program)
Admissions DirectorLauren Dellinger


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Lego Club, STEM Enrichment

Arts and Music Programs:
Dance, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Gymnastics, Soccer, Yoga

School Notes

  • At SPS we believe that all children grow and develop at different rates through different learning styles. Children are given the opportunity to explore, create, and problem solve with materials that are developmentally appropriate. 
  • We offer a challenging, balanced curriculum that encourages exploration and discovery.  Our classrooms are student-centered and focused on developing critical thinking skills.  Teachers use the workshop model to create collaboration and individualized instruction. 
  • Preschool classroom activities are based on  play and task-learning where children are taught basic concepts through the use of games, puzzles, manipulatives, art, and other hands-on experiences. 
  • Our small class sizes allow our teachers to customize instruction in order to meet the diverse needs of our learners.
  • SPS incorporates Spanish, Chapel, Christian Education, PE, Art, Music, Storytelling, Library and playground time into class schedules.
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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Shallowford Presbyterian School is St. Pius X Catholic High School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sophia Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Dresden Drive KinderCare (1.0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Atlanta
    Grades: 9-12 | 1096 students
    0.7 miles
    2674 Johnson Road NE
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (404) 636-3023
    0.7 9-12
  • Atlanta
    Dresden Drive KinderCare
    Dresden Drive KinderCare Photo - Dresden Drive KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    1 miles
    2459 Dresden Dr
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    (770) 458-6506
    1 NS-PK
  • Atlanta
    Sophia Academy
    Sophia Academy Photo - Students learn Greek roots of words as they also study the Constitution and the roots of democracy.
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 61 students
    1.2 miles
    2880 Dresden Drive
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    (404) 303-8722
    1.2 K-12
  • Atlanta
    Grades: 6-12 | 21 students
    1.4 miles
    4300 Buford Hwy Ne
    Atlanta, GA 30345
    (404) 647-2267
    1.4 6-12
  • Atlanta
    Sophia Academy (1)
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 70 students
    1.4 miles
    2880 Dresden Dr.
    Atlanta, GA 30341
    (404) 303-8722
    1.4 K-12

School Reviews

Our family has been so happy at SPS. From the moment I first walked in, I knew it was a special place. My kids have met their favorite friends and I have met some amazing parents who have become my dear companions as well. For my kids, I love how warm and caring all their teachers are. You cannot walk down the hall without a chorus of "hellos" and "how are you's". Everyone knows my kids' names. I love how the classes have 30 minutes of recess every day, as well as amazing specials worked into the day such as Spanish, Storytelling Theater, Art, Music, Library, PE and Chapel. When school releases my kids don't want to go home; they want to go to the playground and continue playing with their SPS friends! As a parent, I am very pleased with the age-appropriate curriculum. There is adequate time for free and imaginative play, as well as learning in a fun and active way. I love being able to go in and read to my kids' classes. I enjoy the numerous volunteer activities such as Chick-Fil-A lunch day, Scholastic Book Fair and Joy of Giving that allow me to be active at the school and meet other parents. Finally, I look forward to the school-wide events that bring us together as a community: Doughnuts with Dads, Thanksgiving Potluck, Grandparents' Lunch, Spring Sharing and Mother's Tea. Our family is looking forward to many more happy years at SPS!
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