The Children's School

At The Children`s School, our age 3 grade 8 students experience nurture and challenge, independence and community all at the same time. Our nationally recognized, innovative curriculum delivered by expert teachers uses immersive play- and project-based learning to engage students and connect them to the world around them so they can see the relevance and impact of their learning.
At TCS, learning is hands-on, minds-on, and all heart.
By the time our students graduate, they are highly skilled, confident, compassionate, community-minded global citizens who are well equipped to lead successful lives and make a positive difference in the world.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 358 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,896
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 2 / Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

The Children's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Dyslexia, Mild learning differences
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
358 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 27%
Students by Grade
The Children's School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Classroom Dress Code
No dress code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 2 / Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool program: $$21,676 per year Elementary program (K-grade 5): $$24,384 Middle School (grades 6-8): $26,105
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
$555 per week
Admissions Director
Pauline Jennett
Admissions Associate
Alison Schers



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
24 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Art Club, Baking & Cooking, Earth Pack, Extended Day, Japanese Culture Club, Magic: The Gathering, Minecraft, Reading Club, Robotics, Skateboarding, Sports Club, STEAM Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Study Hall, Summer Camps, Ultimate Frisbee, Urban Farming

Arts and Music Programs:
Enrichment Programs, TCS Jr. Players, TCS Players, TCS Players (Theater), TCS Voices, TCS Voices (Chorus)

School Notes

  • The Children's School is a highly engaged, compassionate, courageous community of learners made up of age 3 - grade 8 students, teachers, administrators and parents who show up as their authentic selves. In this way, we uphold the progressive vision of our founder. We embrace play in everything we do because it is essential to intellectual, social, emotional, physical and cultural development. Our diverse, joyful and nurturing environment encourages risk-taking and challenges our learners to academic excellence, noble character, and emotional maturity, preparing them to make an impact on an ever-changing world.
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Sen. Jon Ossoff '99 - US Senator from Georgia (2021-present)
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Children's School cost?
The Children's School's tuition is approximately $22,896 for private students and $555 for summer students.
Who are famous alumni from The Children's School?
The Children's School famous alumni include: Sen. Jon Ossoff '99.
Does The Children's School offer a summer program?
Yes, The Children's School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does The Children's School offer?
The Children's School offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is The Children's School's ranking?
The Children's School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Georgia for: Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for The Children's School?
The application deadline for The Children's School is Feb. 2 / Dec. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 2 / Dec. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
I have two children enrolled at TCS. They're getting a great education, making friends, and really enjoying school. They're learning how they learn best. They're working with great teachers who care about them and see them for who they are. They're encouraged to be themselves. I see my children developing a strong sense of self, empathy, and leadership skills. We visited several other schools before picking TCS. TCS' commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational - not a nod to prevailing trends. We wanted an education that developed our children's character as much as their minds, and in TCS we found a place that does both and reflects our values.
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TCS is a wonderful environment, they really live their slogan "amplify childhood." My two kids have grown beyond my expectations, both intellectually and emotionally. The academics are set up in a way for students to challenge themselves without feeling competitive or discouraged by being compared to their classmates. The students at the school are bright, curious, and self-assured. The teachers are a great balance of nurturing and demanding. Outside of the academics, I feel TCS is laying the groundwork for my children to be emotionally prepared to enter high school, college, and the workplace through their BCC curriculum. This is woven through day-to-day life on campus, which cultivates EI (emotional intelligence) in a very intentional way.
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We have 2 kids at TCS and love it. More importantly, our kids absolutely love it. My 4th grader has developed such a love for learning, that we are constantly impressed by the projects she initiates such as research projects about endangered animals, creative writing projects, book reports, etc.TCS fosters this love of learning while teaching solid academic and social skills that prepare kids to excel in upper school at a wide variety of top private schools. All children are challenged appropriately to gain skills and knowledge, learn how to solve problems, think critically and communicate effectively in a nurturing, loving environment.Speaking to parents of alum and listening to TCS alum talk about their post TCS experience, I am confident that the academic approach is optimal for elementary school children. Despite the unique learning philosophies at Galloway, Marist, Paideia, Westminster, Woodward etc., TCS alum are often at the top of their class despite the fact that the JATP is not used for admission to TCS. I firmly believe kids who have exceptionally high IQ`s do not need to be surrounded only by kids with similar IQ`s to gain the most of out of their education. I have seen both genius kids and kids who are not as strong academically, thrive. In addition, I have heard stories from multiple middle schools about how schools look to TCS students to mediate and resolve conflicts among their peers. This is a critical life skill that can help kids succeed academically, professionally, and socially.The character development program is truly unique and threads through the entire school experience. Children learn how to be kind and compassionate contributors to society. They learn how to mediate, resolve conflicts and stand up for themselves.They also are involved in age appropriate and increasingly complex community service projects. Kindergartners set up a store to raise money for a homeless shelter (and learn how to market products, count money and make change). The 6th grade curriculum is centered on long term projects that touch on the critical academics (history, science, writing, research, etc.), but which also include developing a deeper knowledge about complex issues such as the refugee crisis, world hunger and human rights.The teachers are amazing and love the kids. The administration constantly evaluates strengths and weaknesses and makes changes when needed to best support our kids (e.g., switching to Singapore Math this year to enhance math skills, taking project based learning to the next level).
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We have two children at TCS: a rising 5th grader who has been with TCS since kindergarten and a rising 1st grader who has been with TCS since Pre-Primary. To date, we as a family have had a terrific experience. We find that TCS strikes the perfect balance between teacher-centered learning and child-centered learning. Additionally, the building character program is the best we've seen at the elementary school level. Faculty and Staff make good use of Piedmont Park right across the street and play is incorporated into learning. Finally, each teacher our children have had has truly embodied the parent/teacher partnership and are consistently available and willing to share ideas about how to continue learning at home.
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My husband and I could not have asked for a better educational environment for our 3 year old and five year old. The teachers are dedicated to each student and are truly masters in the art of teaching. We love how children are taught to be independent, collaborative, and self-aware. TCS's approach to learning uses a hands-on, project-based approach that teaches and develops necessary skills rather than focusing on content. This is not a school that is traditional in their approach. They are innovative and intentionally in their approach. We also love how character education is not an add on but an infused part of the daily curricula. There is never a day that our sons do not look forward to going to school!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked GA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 358 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $22,896
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 2 / Dec. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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