The Howard School

  • Founded in 1950, The Howard School educates students with language-based learning disabilities and differences through instruction designed to complement and address each student's individual needs and to help each student understand and advocate for his or her own learning process. The curriculum focuses on depth ofunderstandingto make learning meaningful and therefore, maximize educational success.

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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)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedLanguage-based
Year Founded1950
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer enrichment courses at The Howard School are for Howard students in grades K-9.

Student Body

Total Students287 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade The Howard School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers107 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries depending on level.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorAnne Beisel
Admissions AssociateDawn Splinter


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
SwimmingTrack and Field,

School Notes

Founded in 1950, The Howard School educates approximately 300 students with language-based learning disabilities and differences in grades K-12 on a state-of-the-art, 17.5-acre campus located on Atlanta's vibrant Westside. Layers of language support at every level, a team of highly qualified and dedicated teachers and specialists, and individualized teaching and learning are a few of the hallmarks of a Howard education. 
  • Small class sizes
  • The only K-12 school for students with language-based learning differences in the City of Atlanta
  • Rolling admissions process 
  • Current psycho-educational testing report required for admissions consideration.

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The average private school tuition in Atlanta, GA is $11,041 for elementary schools and $18,833 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Atlanta, GA is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).