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.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,300
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / Jan. 30 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Shallowford Presbyterian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, language-based, and mild learning differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
202 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Shallowford Presbyterian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
Grade School Uniforms

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 3 / Jan. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool classes begin at $1035 per year (9 month program), up to grade school tuition of $6300 per year (10 month program)
Admissions Director
Lauren Dellinger


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

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
There is not enough space to share all the good things about this special school! It is a small, family-oriented school where teachers treat the students like they are their own children. They are invested in the success of the kids and my child is thriving because of that. We previously attended a well-known private school that lacked all of the warmth that Shallowford possesses. My child wakes up EVERY morning excited to attend school and they are sad when school is not in session. This school is a hidden gem. They also place emphasis on physical activity for kids and in the younger years the children go out for recess twice per day. They also have weekly PE and lots of other enrichment classes (art, music, Spanish, Social-Emotional Learning, etc). I can't believe more families aren't clamoring to get into this school. I think as the word spreads in the community, more people will apply here. We are so happy to have found this school and plan to stay here for many years to come!
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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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 202 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,300
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 3 / Jan. 30 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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